The Advocacy Fund
“The Advocacy Fund helps you navigate lobbying, political and funding rules to win campaigns for social change.”
The Advocacy Fund spends MILLIONS lobbying for “comprehensive immigration reform” and consistently takes the liberal position on issues. OpenSecrets.org has further information on The Advocacy Fund and their spending habits.
Also from The Advocacy Fund website under About Us we find the following “The Advocacy Fund (formerly Tides Advocacy Fund) is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization and is a separate legal entity from Tides. Tides does not subsidize The Advocacy Fund in any way.”
According to Wikipedia, “Tides is a donor-advised fund that directs money to politically liberal causes.” Was founded in San Francisco in 1976 and “provides money to organizations working to advance progressive policy” in several different areas. In 2011 alone Tides received around $90 MILLION in funding and awarded $96 MILLION to various organizations. “From 2003 to 2012, Tides gave around $4.4 million to media advocacy organization Media Matters for America, who is a politically progressive media watchdog in the United States. They supported the Occupy Wall Street movement.
The Tides Foundation and The Advocacy Fund both have offices and PO Boxes in the Presidio area of San Francisco with the same Zip code of 94129. It’s especially interesting that they both share the same CEO.
Tides: Kriss Deiglmeier, CEO
The Advocacy Fund: Kriss Deiglmeier, CEO
There’s also Ben Malley who is a staff member at The Advocacy Fund. On their website we read as part of Ben’s description, “Ben Malley is Legal and Political Advisor to Tides/The Advocacy Fund where he specializes in advising and starting up 501c4 organizations and provides consulting to donors.”
Then we have Alexandra Thebert who’s description reads, “Alexandra Thebert is Strategic Advisor to Tides and The Advocacy Fund where she brings a love of grassroots organizing and outreach for progressive change to assist The Advocacy Fund’s clients.”
So, what we see here makes it obvious that The Advocacy Fund and the Tides Foundation are very closely tied together. And keep in mind that The Advocacy Fund is not required to disclose its donors.
Is the Tides Foundation tied to George Soros?
In 2006 the Democracy Alliance of which George Soros is a member, established an office in the Presidio in San Francisco where Tides is located. Drummond Pike, who founded Tides, was treasurer of the Democracy Alliance.
We hear about George Soros all the time and most people realize that he is behind many different foundations and organizations that push for progressive, liberal causes. But what about some of the other big money donors who help push the liberal agenda? Here are just some that you may not have realized.
This map from Muckety.com shows several connections of some major liberal funders of left-leaning non-profits and other think tanks. You can click here if you want to go to the web page for further information.
If you drag your mouse over the lines you will see what the connections are.
The bottom line here is literally the bottom line. According to this chart from Open Secrets the difference in funds raised by the Democrat and Republican parties is almost $444 MILLION or $443,884,383.00 to be exact.
Look up a few of the people and foundations in the connection chart above and take a look at what their priorities are. Are they in line with yours? How influential are they becoming? What can be done about it right here in our home state of Arizona? How can you get involved?