Monday, October 5, 2009

The crunching sound you hear is private foundations throwing ACORN under the bus

The Government isn't the only one cutting off ACORN's funding in response to recent scandals. Private foundations are now throwing ACORN under the bus.

The Washington Post reported:
The Ford Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Marguerite Casey Foundation and Bank of America have stopped funding the group and its affiliates over the past year and a half.

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, a network that helps low-income families with housing, voter registration and other issues, receives about 10 percent of its $25 million annual budget from federal grants, according to Brian Kettenring, deputy director of national operations. The rest comes from foundations, membership dues and private donations.

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