Donor’s Trust, Dark Money and their ties to West Michigan

Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

Donor’s Trust is a non-profit that was created in 1999 and committed to the, “ideals of limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise.” It’s sister organization , is called Donors Capital Fund and both of them are made up of members of the Capitalist class to provides big donors an opportunity to hide their money that can influence public policy.

According to SourceWatch, “As a rule, Donors Trust refers clients to Donors Capital Fund if they expect to open donor-advised funds of more than $1,000,000. The twin Donors organizations are advertised as a way for very wealthy people and corporations to remain hidden when “funding sensitive or controversial issues,” creating a lack of accountability.”

In 2013, we ran a story about how the Richard & Helen DeVos Foundation was a major contributor to the Donor Trust and the Donor Capital Fund. Along with the Koch Brothers and…

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