Posted on May 9, 2022

BLM Co-Founder’s Nonprofit Flooded With Secret Cash From Tech Titan Fund

Joe Schoffstall, Fox News, May 6, 2022

A dark money nonprofit chaired by Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has received a majority of its recent cash from a secretive fund used by Silicon Valley tech giants, filings show.

Cullors’ nonprofit, Dignity and Power Now, pulled in $4.2 million in undisclosed contributions in 2020, its most recent tax forms show. But while the group does not identify its financial backers, Fox News Digital has discovered that $2.5 million of that amount was funneled through the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and into the BLM activist’s social justice nonprofit.


A “dark money” group is an entity that does not disclose its funding sources, and Cullors’ nonprofit does not make its donors public. Fox News Digital’s discovery of the $2.5 million in contributions was a result of browsing dozens of 990 tax forms of charitable foundations. The Silicon Valley money made up nearly 60% of its 2020 fundraising haul.


The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a massive donor-advised fund linked to several big-name tech titans. Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have all parked money in the organization.

According to its tax forms, it received $2.1 billion in contributions in 2020, making it one of the largest funds in the United States.


Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and his wife, Cari Tuna, supplied Dignity and Power Now with $5.5 million between 2017 and 2020.

Moskovitz departed Facebook in 2008 but maintains a 2% interest in the social media company, now called Meta, which Forbes says accounts for a good chunk of his $12.1 billion net worth.

Between 2017 and 2020, the pair also pushed $2.3 million to another nonprofit founded by Cullors called Reform L.A. Jails. Reform L.A. Jails paid Cullors’ consulting firm, Janaya and Patrisse Consulting, more than $20,000 a month as she served as its chair.

Moskovitz and Tuna have been ardent financial backers of left-wing social justice groups. Tuna has bankrolled Black Lives Matters activist Shaun King’s Real Justice PAC, which has also paid Cullors’ consulting firm $78,000 for management and strategy services, Federal Election Commission records show.

Moskovtiz’s donations received attention after Facebook moved to censor critical stories on Cullors’ $3.2 million real-estate buying binge, which included the BLM leader scooping up four homes. Cullors also allegedly eyed property in the Bahamas at a ritzy resort where Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods own homes.

Additionally, Patricia Ann Quillin, the wife of Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings, contributed $250,000 to Reform LA Jails in 2020.