Hate Is Not Charitable

March 19th, 2019


Hate Is Not Charitable Campaign

As leaders of philanthropic institutions, donor advised fund providers, and individual philanthropists, we are joining together to take a stand against the twisted use of charitable funds to support organizations that foment hatred. We are deeply concerned that donors, acting anonymously, through donor advised funds managed by Donors Trust, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Schwab Charitable Fund, and Vanguard Charitable between 2014 and 2017 contributed nearly $11 million to 34 organizations that the Southern Poverty Law Center considers to be hate groups.  These organizations include anti-LGBTQ groups, anti-Muslim groups, anti-immigrant groups, a white nationalist group, among others.

Donors who utilize donor advised funds receive significant tax advantages, and the ability to make grants anonymously.  These advantages are based on the imperative that their contributions be used for charitable and educational purposes that promote the public good.  Using tax-deductible dollars to support hate groups undermines a shared value of democracy inherent to the logic of promoting the public interest.  Promoting hatred is the opposite of public good.

Donor Advised Fund providers should filter out hate.  Policies and procedures that screen out hate groups should become a standard part of charitable due diligence. We call upon donor advised fund providers to exercise their legal discretion over grants made by donor advised funds and reject donor recommendations to organizations engaged in hateful activities.

Donors of conscience should take a stand against hate. We call upon donors of conscience to demand their donor advised fund providers enact policies to ensure charitable resources do not flow to hate groups, or to move their donor advised funds to a provider who is willing to do so.

Hatred is the opposite of charity.  Please join us.


To view Amalgamated Foundation's policy, click here

To view Amalgamated Foundation's press release regarding the Hate Is Not Charitable Campaign, click here


Hate Is Not Charitable Supporters as of December 3, 2019:

Advocate Safehouse Project

AJL Charitable Foundation

Allegany Franciscan Ministries

Amalgamated Foundation

American Muslim Fund

Appleton Foundation

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

BALLE Network


Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Bread and Roses Community Fund

Brooklyn Community Foundation


CHANGE Philanthropy

Chicago Theological Seminary

Chinook Fund

Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities

Compton Foundation

Council of American Islamic Relations

Documented Investigations

East Bay Community Foundation

EDGE Funders Alliance

Embrey Family Foundation


Fleur Larsen Facilitation

Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Geyelina Foundation


Global Fund for Women

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

Pamela Grow

Haymarket Peoples' Fund

Hazen Foundation

Hill-Snowdon Foundation

Hispanics in Philanthropy

Horizons Foundation


Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund


Justice Funders

Kolot Chayeinu

Liberty Hill Foundation

Move Money Shift Power

MRG Foundation

Muslim Community Network

Naah Illahee Fund

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

National Immigration Law Center

Neighborhood Funders Group

Network of Elected Women

New York Foundation

North Star Fund

Peace Development Fund

Philadelphia Black Giving Circle

Phila Engaged Giving

PRBB Foundation

Progress Alliance of Washington

Propel Capital

Proteus Fund

Race Forward

Reis Foundation

Robasciotti & Philipson

Cathy Raphael

Resource Generation

Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

RSF Social Finance

San Francisco Foundation

Social Justice Fund NW

Solano Community Foundation

Solidago Foundation

Solidaire Network

Solutions Project

Spyder Fund

Stonewall Community Foundation


The Douty Foundation

The Gift Trust

The Grove Foundation

Threshold Foundation

Tides Foundation

Women Donors Network

Young Aspiring Americans for Social and Political Activism 

Zevin Asset Management

* Listed signatories do not allow charitable gifts to flow to hate groups


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