The $14 Billion Secret of Jewish Charities

• Jewish ‘charitable’ groups benefit “massively from the U.S. and many state and local governments, in the form of hundreds of millions of dollars in grants, billions in tax-deductible donations and billions more in program fees paid with government funds.”

By John Friend —

The Jewish daily Forward, one of the oldest media outlets of the Jewish community in America, recently published part one of a series of articles examining and analyzing the extremely powerful, influential and well-funded network of Jewish charities operating in the United States today. The information revealed is simply staggering, even for those already knowledgeable and aware of the power and influence of the organized Jewish community, which largely dominates American politics, media and finance.

“The Forward’s investigation has uncovered a tax-exempt Jewish communal apparatus that operates on the scale of a Fortune 500 company and focuses the largest share of its donor dollars on Israel,” wrote Josh Nathan-Kazis, the reporter who authored the investigative article. The article revealed that the various Jewish charities analyzed “report net assets of $26 billion” and generate between $12 and $14 billion in annual revenue, despite the fact that synagogues and other Jewish religious organizations were not taken into consideration due to their religious exemption.

“The Forward article notes that its estimate of $12-14 billion yearly taken in by Jewish charities is an underestimate because synagogues are not required to file tax returns,” stated Dr. Kevin B. MacDonald, editor of The Occidental Observer (TOO), in a recent interview with this reporter. “This is a staggering figure indeed, but even that vastly underestimates ethnically motivated giving by Jews.”

Dr. MacDonald went on to explain: “As is well known, Jews fund the left, and that includes organizations that are not nominally Jewish but are well-known to be funded by Jews. The most important example of this is the Southern Poverty Law Center which takes in around $40 million per year, but it also includes donations to the Democrat and Republican parties, donations to the Sierra Club contingent on not opposing immigration for environmental reasons” and a variety of other causes and political organizations.

“Jewish causes are lavishly funded and provide ample career opportunities,” Dr. MacDonald recently wrote in an article at TOO.


Indeed, the Anti-Defamation League, one of the most prominent pro-Jewish advocacy organizations, generated $53 million in revenue in 2012 alone and paid its infamous national director, Soviet-born Jew Abraham H. Foxman, $688,188. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the powerful pro-Israel lobby, reported a $67 million budget in 2010, and many other Jewish charities and advocacy groups operate on million-dollar budgets.

Organized Jewry has long been a major funder of leftist causes, but they also fund virtually the entire neocon infrastructure that has been dominating American foreign policy since President George W. Bush’s administration. Republicans and Democrats alike rely on Jewish funding,with Jewish plutocrats such as Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban providing tens of millions of dollars to each respective political party and their candidates for higher office.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the article notes that the network of powerful Jewish charities “benefits massively from the U.S. federal government and many state and local governments, in the form of hundreds of millions of dollars in government grants, billions in tax-deductible donations and billions more in program fees paid with government funds.”

A major aspect of organized Jewish power is its staunch opposition and hostility towards traditional American interests and values in favor of particular Jewish and Zionist agendas, both in a domestic context and in the foreign policy arena. The massive charitable and advocacy industry organized Jewish groups have developed represent an extremely powerful force “in opposition to white interests given the virtual non-existence of organizations explicitly dedicated to furthering white identification and interests,” explained Dr. MacDonald.

The organized Jewish community has managed to create a $26 billion industry strictly dedicated to advancing its own unique political, cultural, financial and ethnic interests, which includes a foreign government, largely at the expense of the American taxpayer. Readers of this newspaper should no doubt be asking themselves if they aren’t already: How is this acceptable?

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John Friend is a writer who maintains a blog and hosts “The Realist Report.”