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Dark Money

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Trade Group for Small, Independent Oil Producers Has Deep Ties to Big Oil

Through think tanks, academia, and its own public education website, the Independent Petroleum Association of America is intertwined with many of the largest oil and gas companies in the world.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

Following Sludge Report, Coalition Launches Campaign to End Hate Group Funding

More than 20 philanthropists, foundations, and donor-advised fund providers launched their “Hate Is Not Charitable” campaign on March 20.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

America’s Biggest Christian Charity Funnels Tens of Millions to Hate Groups

The National Christian Foundation passed along $56 million from anonymous individuals to nearly two dozen anti-LGBT and anti-Muslim hate groups over the last three years on record.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

Charles Koch Continues to Bankroll the Tucker Carlson-Founded Daily Caller

Two of Charles Koch’s foundations gave the Daily Caller News Foundation nearly $1 million in 2017, close to 40 percent of its annual revenue.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

EXPOSED: Major Charities Are Helping Anonymous Donors Fund Anti-Muslim Films

Four giant donor-advised funds gave the hate group Clarion Project $4.4 million from mid-2014 through 2017.

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

Group That Sponsored Anti-Ocasio-Cortez Billboard Tied to Koch and Other Billionaires

The Job Creators Network claims it’s “the voice of Main Street,” but a review of its donors and partners says it’s anything but.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

America’s Biggest Charities Are Funneling Millions to Hate Groups From Anonymous Donors

Four donor-advised funds, which create accounts for individuals to anonymously give money to nonprofits, are financing more than 30 anti-Muslim, anti-LGBT, and other hate groups.

Real Estate Primary category in which blog post is published

How the Real Estate Industry Masks Its Campaign Donations Through the Internet

A website that bills itself as a nonpartisan portal for political participation is run by real estate lobbyists and funnels campaign contributions nearly exclusively from the real estate industry.

Immigration Primary category in which blog post is published

Who Funds PragerU’s Anti-Muslim Content?

The right-wing educational website PragerU has published videos that discriminate against immigrants and Muslims. Sludge found out who’s funding them.