In recent years, a considerable amount of taxpayer-backed money and contracts have gone to a left-wing dark money group that supports anti-Israel marches around the US.
Reports show that by using grants and contracts paid for by the taxpayers, a prominent leftist dark money group that backs anti-Israel activities on a national scale has reportedly accumulated huge profits in the last several years.
The Tides Center has a long history of financial support for the progressive agenda, working with billionaires such as Bill Gates and George Soros. They have recently provided funds to organizations that are supporting protests relating to Hamas after their deadly assault on Israel on October 7th.
But records show that the Democrat-affiliated nonprofit still has an extensive collaborator in the US government, donating approximately $81.2 million to the Tides Center between 2006 and 2023. The foundation’s assets are worth several hundred million dollars.
The Tides Center’s tax-exempt status benefits many pro-Palestinian initiatives, including the Palestine Legal, Catalyst Project, and Adalah Justice Project. Over 1,200 people were murdered in the attack of October 7th, led by Hamas. These groups have often justified and downplayed the tragedy.
Several groups, including the Alliance for Global Justice in Arizona, which an investigation found to have links to Palestinian terrorism, have received millions of dollars in donations from the Tides Center and its sister organization, the Tides Foundation, which have been used to honor convicted terrorists from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
The gangs have also been seen on college campuses shouting for the demise of Israel, according to Benjamin Baird, director of the terrorist watchdog group Middle East Forum Action.
Radical anti-Israel “resistance” organizations, seen yelling for Israel’s destruction on college campuses, are among the far-left movements that the Tides Center helps support. Other examples are Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, and MoveOn.
The Tides Center was granted approximately half the $81.2 million in a subcontract or sub-grant. This means the federal government initially awarded the money to another organization, such as the Michigan Department of Health, the City and County of San Francisco, and Human Services, before transferring it to the Tides Center.
The Tides Center has received grants from various federal departments and agencies, including interior, state, education, agriculture, and international development.