Capital Research Center

Capital Research Center (CRC) is an American conservative non-profit organization located in Washington, D.C.[2][3] Its stated purpose is "to study non-profit organizations, with a special focus on reviving the American traditions of charity, philanthropy, and voluntarism."[4] According to The Washington Post, it also discourages donations by corporations and non-profits supporting what it sees as liberal or anti-business policies.[5] It monitors the giving of major liberal donors in the U.S.[3]

Capital Research Center
FounderWilla Johnson
TypeNonprofit organization
HeadquartersWashington, D.C., U.S.
ServicesPolitical advocacy
Grantmaking foundations
Official language
Revenue (2015)
Expenses (2015)$2,030,597[1]

History edit

Foundation edit

CRC was founded in 1984 by Willa Johnson, former senior vice president of The Heritage Foundation, Deputy Director of the Office of Presidential Personnel in the first term of the Reagan administration, and a legislative aide in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. Journalist and author Marvin Olasky previously served as a senior fellow at CRC.[6]

In 2011, Politico reported that CRC had received millions of dollars from conservative philanthropists over the years, with a total budget in 2009 of $1.4 million.[7] Donors have included foundations run by the Koch family, the Scaifes, and the Bradleys. As of 2017, CRC had received more than $265,000 from ExxonMobil.[8]

David Clarke, the former sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, is the chair of CRC's American Law and Culture program.[9][10] In 2017, the CRC launched the website "InfluenceWatch," which focuses on identifying funding sources of progressive organizations and initiatives, and of progressive politicians.[non-primary source needed]

Publications and policy stances edit

CRC has been highly critical of animal rights activists and the environmental movement. In 2006, it published The Green Wave: Environmentalism and Its Consequences, a book by Bonner Cohen. In 2007, it published the third edition of The Great Philanthropists and the Problem of "Donor Intent" by Martin Morse Wooster, a senior fellow at the Center. In 2008, it published Guide to Nonprofit Advocacy, by James Dellinger. The CRC said Al Gore's campaign to control carbon emissions is motivated by the likelihood that he will make an "immense fortune" if laws are passed to control them,[11] and has published authors who deny human influence in climate change.[citation needed] They have argued that organized labor is bad for America,[12] and criticized government efforts to weaken intellectual property protection of prescription medications.[13]

Film production edit

CRC has a film production arm called Dangerous Documentaries, which partially funded No Safe Spaces by Adam Carolla and radio host Dennis Prager, about political correctness on college campuses.[14][15]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Capital Research Center" (PDF). Foundation Center. 28 August 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  2. ^ Vogel, Kenneth; Debenedetti, Gabriel (January 18, 2017). "Dems jockey for big money control". Politico. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b Vogel, Kenneth; Vinik, Danny (November 1, 2016). "Podesta paid $7,000 a month by top donor". Politico. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  4. ^ Crane, Michael (2004). The Political Junkie Handbook. SP Books. ISBN 978-1-56171-891-7.
  5. ^ Barr, Stephen (July 2, 1997). "12 Foundations Push Conservative Agenda; $210 Million Given Over 3 Years". The Washington Post. p. A.21.
  6. ^ Eig, Jonathan (3 July 1994). "Strains of compassion; Frustration over rising homelessness leads some cities to limit panhandling, reduce aid". The Dallas Morning News.
  7. ^ Vogel, Kenneth (3 April 2011). "Right seeks edge in 'oppo' wars". Politico. Archived from the original on 7 April 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  8. ^ "Capital Research Center". DeSmog. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  9. ^ Bice, Daniel (February 23, 2018). "Bice: Former Sheriff David Clarke files for divorce in Milwaukee County". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr". Premiere Speakers Bureau. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  11. ^ Lucas, Fred (24 July 2008). "Al Gore's Carbon Empire: Cashing in on Climate Change" (PDF). Capital Research Center. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 February 2012.
  12. ^ Reitz, Michael (June 2008). "When Unions Negotiate With Governments – What Should the Public Know, When Should They Know It?" (PDF). Labor Watch. Capital Research Center. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-11-28.
  13. ^ Crow, Karl (January 2008). "The New War on Drugs – Activists and Politicians Attack Intellectual Property Rights" (PDF). Organization Trends. Capital Research Center. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-11-27.
  14. ^ Bond, Paul (May 24, 2017). "Adam Carolla Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for 'No Safe Spaces' Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  15. ^ Acevedo, Yoselin (May 25, 2017). "Adam Carolla Crowdfunding for Anti–Safe Spaces Documentary — Watch". Indie Wire. Retrieved 25 March 2018.

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