As leaders of philanthropic institutions, donor advised fund providers, and individual philanthropists, we are joining together to take a stand against the twisted use of charitable funds to support organizations that foment hatred. We are deeply concerned that donors, acting anonymously, through donor advised funds managed by Donors Trust, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Schwab Charitable Fund, and Vanguard Charitable between 2014 and 2017 contributed nearly $11 million to 34 organizations that the Southern Poverty Law Center considers to be hate groups.  These organizations include anti-LGBTQ groups, anti-Muslim groups, anti-immigrant groups, a white nationalist group, among others.

Donors who utilize donor advised funds receive significant tax advantages, and the ability to make grants anonymously.  These advantages are based on the imperative that their contributions be used for charitable and educational purposes that promote the public good.  Using tax-deductible dollars to support hate groups undermines a shared value of democracy inherent to the logic of promoting the public interest.  Promoting hatred is the opposite of public good.

Donor Advised Fund providers should filter out hate.  Policies and procedures that screen out hate groups should become a standard part of charitable due diligence. We call upon donor advised fund providers to exercise their legal discretion over grants made by donor advised funds and reject donor recommendations to organizations engaged in hateful activities.

Donors of conscience should take a stand against hate. We call upon donors of conscience to demand their donor advised fund providers enact policies to ensure charitable resources do not flow to hate groups, or to move their donor advised funds to a provider who is willing to do so.

Hatred is the opposite of charity.  Please join us.

To view Amalgamated Foundation’s policy, click here

To view Amalgamated Foundation’s press release regarding the Hate Is Not Charitable Campaign, click here

Hate Is Not Charitable Supporters

As of March 22, 2021

  • Advocate Safehouse Project
  • AJL Charitable Foundation
  • Allegany Franciscan Ministries
  • Amalgamated Foundation
  • American Muslim Fund
  • Appleton Foundation
  • Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
  • BALLE Network
  • Benevolent
  • Black Alliance for Just Immigration
  • Boston Foundation
  • Bread and Roses Community Fund
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation
  • CERES Trust
  • CHANGE Philanthropy
  • Chicago Theological Seminary
  • Chinook Fund
  • Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities
  • Compton Foundation
  • Council of American Islamic Relations
  • Define American
  • Dietel and Partners
  • Documented Investigations
  • East Bay Community Foundation
  • EDGE Funders Alliance
  • Embrey Family Foundation
  • Fiduciary Trust Charitable
  • FJC
  • Fleur Larsen Facilitation
  • Funders for LGBTQ Issues
  • Geyelina Foundation
  • GLAAD, Inc.
  • Global Fund for Women
  • Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
  • Pamela Grow
  • Haymarket Peoples' Fund
  • Hazen Foundation
  • Herman and Frieda L. Miller Foundation
  • Hill-Snowdon Foundation
  • Hispanics in Philanthropy
  • Horizons Foundation
  • IfNotNow
  • Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation
  • Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
  • JustFund
  • Justice Funders
  • Kolot Chayeinu
  • Liberty Hill Foundation
  • Move Money Shift Power
  • MRG Foundation
  • Muslim Community Network
  • Naah Illahee Fund
  • Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • Neighborhood Funders Group
  • Network of Elected Women
  • New York Foundation
  • North Star Fund
  • Pacific Foundation Services, LLC
  • Peace Development Fund
  • Philadelphia Black Giving Circle
  • Phila Engaged Giving
  • PRBB Foundation
  • Progress Alliance of Washington
  • Propel Capital
  • Proteus Fund
  • Race Forward
  • Reis Foundation
  • Robasciotti & Philipson
  • Cathy Raphael
  • Resource Generation
  • Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment
  • RSF Social Finance
  • San Francisco Foundation
  • Social Justice Fund NW
  • Solano Community Foundation
  • Solidago Foundation
  • Solidaire Network
  • Solutions Project
  • Spyder Fund
  • Stonewall Community Foundation
  • Sweet Livity LLC
  • TAKE ON HATE - New York
  • The Douty Foundation
  • The Gift Trust
  • The Grove Foundation
  • Threshold Foundation
  • Tides Foundation
  • Washington Area Women's Foundation
  • Women Donors Network
  • Young Aspiring Americans for Social and Political Activism 
  • Zevin Asset Management

* Listed signatories do not allow charitable gifts to flow to hate groups

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