Only 33 Percent Of BLM’s $90 Million In Donations Helped Charitable Foundations
Black Lives Matter’s national organization doled out just over $30 million — 33% of the nearly $90 million it received in public donations from 2020 to 2022 — to charitable foundations, public filings show.
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, an Oakland, California-based non-profit, gave away the $30,498,722 in grants to black, trans and anti-police non-profits in the fiscal years for 2020 and 2021, according to two federal filings which cover the periods from July 1 2020 to June 30, 2022.
That total includes the $4.5 million the group doled out last year to non-profits run by the movement’s own supporters and friends — even as BLMGNF registered losses of more than $8.5 million last year, its latest public filings for the fiscal year 2021 show.
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The group also gave a grant to one of its harshest former critics, paying out $400,000 to the Tamir Rice Foundation. BLMGNF handed out millions of dollars to supporters of its co-founder Patrisse Cullors, who resigned from the group in 2021. The Post revealed Friday that her lucrative TV deal with Warner Bros. had ended without producing any shows.
Among those taken care of by BLMGNF is Cullors’ brother, Paul Cullors. The self-taught graffiti artist took home $139,708, making him one of only two members of the seven-person board to receive a salary from BLMGNF, according to filings. The other payee was Kailee Scales, the group’s former managing director, who received a payout of $114,625. Scales left the organization in 2020, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Paul Cullors’ company, Black Ties Security, LLC was one of the group’s highest paid contractors, earning $756,330 in 2021 in “security services The security company, which is run out of a UPS store in Mission Hills, California, is close to Paul Cullors’ home.
He purchased the three-bedroom house in the Los Angeles suburbs in February 2021 for $637,006, according to public records. In 2020, the previous fiscal year, filings show BLMGNF paid another company controlled by Paul Cullors — Cullors Security LLC — $840,993. That company, which is still active, was registered with the address of his Mission Hills home, according to public records.
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