Ford Foundation - Funding the Evil Empire
The Tides foundation, National Lawyers Guild, Rockridge Institute, Social Venture Network, Urgent Action Fund and dozens more all support the lunatic elements of the American political arena which are steadfastly becoming mainstream.
The NY based Ford Foundation is a private foundation whose mission was supposed to be the advancement of human welfare. Created in the 1930s by Edsel and Henry Ford. After their deaths, the foundation owned 90 percent of the non-voting shares of Ford Motor Company.
In effect, the foundation is a creature of capitalism, a statement that, I am sure, would be shocking to many professional staff in the field of philanthropy. ....
'...It is hard to discern recognition of this fact in anything the foundation does. It is even more difficult to find an understanding of this in many of the institutions, particularly the universities, that are the beneficiaries of the foundation grant programs.'
Ford Foundation grants since his day have been directed generously and vigorously towards socialist, anti-business, anti-American hate Groups that promote loathing of America Internationally and self loathing Domestically. Basically, they are an instrument of the political left. A brief review of Ford Foundation grant recipients reveals a great deal about the Foundation agenda.
The President of the Ford Foundation since 1996 is Susan Berresford, shortly after the massacre of thousands of Americans at the World Trade Center in 2011 she made a statement sympathetic to the cause of the hijackers and asked Americans to blame themselves for the attack.
'[Americans better] explore the issues behind the headlines and broaden [their] understanding about the countries from which the attacks came.'
She then proceeded to expedite a grant to the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a group which provides for the legal defense of terrorists and panders to their causes. CCR president Michael Ratner, in a grotesque statement of convoluted logic, placed the blame for anti-American terrorism on the United States. 
If the U.S. government truly wants its people to be safer and wants terrorist threats to diminish,...it must make fundamental changes in its foreign policies . . . particularly its unqualified support for Israel, and its embargo of Iraq, its bombing of Afghanistan, and its actions in Saudi Arabia.
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) was founded in the 60s by radical leftist attorneys William Kunstler, Morton Stavis, Ben Smith, and Arthur Kinoy, all were longtime members of the Communist Party, and supporters of Fidel Castro. CCR represents the Cuban Castro regime.
As per the New York Times
"The two lawyers [Rabinowitz and Boudin] won the new revolutionary government of Cuba as a client over a poolside chess game with Che Guevara at the Havana Hotel Riviera in 1960. Guevara won, then gave them Cubas business."
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Supports Illegal Aliens and provides assistance to foreign persons and entities seeking to undermine the territorial integrity of the United States. At one time, the NLG was alleged by Attorney General Herbert Brownell Jr. and others to be a Communist front organization, but these allegations were never substantially proven. They are one of the chief organizations championing the rights of Taliban terrorists held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
La Raza and a similar organization 'MALDEF' are groups that the Ford Foundation was instrumental in establishing. Ford remains their principal source of funding.
The Raza program teaches that the inferior white race maintains influence only if minorities are oppressed and bizarrely attempts to explain all social, political and economic events in this context. The course taught that California, Arizona, New Mexico, parts of Texas and Colorado belong to the mythical/hypothetical Aztlan, they claim it was the ancient homeland of the Aztecs, and still rightfully belongs to their descendants of Mexican heritage.
Amazingly, this hate group in addition to being funded by Ford received $15.2 million in federal grants in 2005 and over $30 million since 1996. The U.S. Department of Education funneled nearly $8 million in taxpayer grants to the group for a nationwide charter-schools initiative which are used to further indoctrination of adolescents in anti-American rhetoric.
The Tides Foundation, receives grants from the Ford Foundation as well as George Soros. Durring the 3 + decades of existence, the Tides network has provided funding to pro-socialist groups, gun control groups, pro- abortion rights groups, homosexual groups, organizations encouraging voter fraud and undermining the Democratic system, groups that spit on our returning soldiers, and organizations that seek to destroy what's left of American Democracy. All told, in excess of 100 leftist organizations are funded by the Tides Foundation and its splinter groups. A Convicted Terrorist Brett Kimberlin Receives funding from Tides Foundation, Barbara Streisand, and the wife of presidential aspirant John Kerry.
"....convicted domestic terrorist, Brett Kimberlin, known as "the Speedway Bomber." He spent nearly 17 years in prison after being convicted of launching a week-long bombing spree that terrorized the residents of Speedway, Indiana in the late 1970's. One of the blasts horribly maimed a man so badly that it directly led to that man's suicide a few years later, which was proven when the widow of that bombing victim successfully sued and won a civil judgment against Kimberlin for $1.6 million. Kimberlin was also convicted on drug charges in another case, and has a long history of telling lies. ...Where does some of Velvet Revolution's funding come from? The same place Media Matters gets much of its money: The Tides Foundation" See Convicted Terrorist Brett Kimberlin Received $70,000 From Tides Foundation, $10,000 From Streisand, $20,000 from John Kerrys Wife