Sunday, October 22, 2017
Foundations Grants
Published May 21, 2009

This we hope is the last in the four (4) part commentaries about Foundations.

In our previous three comments we gave you the background of the ten (10) Foundations, which made up the so-called coalition. In our recent inquiry we found out that the coalition no longer exists. It has vanished into thin air without a whimper.

Not Surprisingly.

In the first place, they had no spokesperson; no address; no phone number; no fax; and no email. It was much like a ghost operation. As of this writing we have no idea what happened to the promised thirty (30) million dollars.

All we know is that two (2) foundations gave two (2) million dollars to a grass root organization for distribution, with a cap of thirty-four (34) thousand dollars per grantee. Just enough to fail. In other words, there has been no accountability.

Perhaps the next move is asking the IRS for a study of foundation and their obligation to the public.

One bit of good news from the comments in these pages is that concerned citizens are planning a campaign of accountability. We wish them well and say good luck!

Categories: Op-Ed

Get the Los Angeles Sentinel App!


LA Sentinel
in your pocket:

Taste of Soul Sponsors

© 2017 Los Angeles Sentinel All Rights Reserved • A Bakewell Media Publication

Contact UsAboutMedia KitCorrections & Misprints

Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy

LA Watts TimesTaste of Soul

Close / I'm already on the list

Subscribe Today!

Don't be limited anymore! Subscribe Now »

** Existing subscribers, please Login / Register for Digital »

Subscribe to The Los Angeles Sentinel for only $5.99 $3.99 per month, with 1 month free!

Relax in comfort each week as you read the printed newspaper on your own time, delivered weekly to your home or office. This subscription also includes UNLIMITED DIGITAL ACCESS for all of your devices. Includes FREE shipping! One easy payment of $3.99/month gets you:

Subscribe Now »

Enter For a Chance to Win!

HYUNDAI "Better" Contest at Taste of Soul Los Angeles