Non-profit

Allied Progress

Website:

alliedprogress.org

Project of:

New Venture Fund

Allied Progress is a project of the New Venture Fund, a left-of-center funding organization characterized by critics as a “dark money outfit.”[1] It has a sister organization, Allied Progress Action, which is a project of the Sixteen Thirty Fund.

Controversies

Allied Progress has strongly criticized Trump administration officials, launching a campaign called “Defending the Consumer Bureau” against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau acting director Mick Mulvaney.[2]

In May 2018, the Washington Free Beacon reported on Allied Progress’ status as a fiscal sponsor (or project) of the New Venture Fund, a major left-of-center grantmaking organization affiliated with Clinton operative Eric Kessler that has received funding from left-wing sponsors such as George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. The New Ventured Fund has been criticized as a “dark money” organization for funding its fiscal sponsorship of activist organizations such as Allied Progress, a practice which obscures donors to the activist groups.[3] [4]

References

  1.  Markay, Lachlan. “Over 100 Left-Wing Groups Sourced to DC Dark Money Outfit.” Washington Free Beacon. October 22, 2015. Accessed January 08, 2019. https://freebeacon.com/issues/over-100-left-wing-groups-sourced-to-d-c-dark-money-outfit/.
  2. “Defending the Consumer Bureau.” Allied Progress. Accessed June 22, 2018. https://alliedprogress.org/campaigns/cfpb/.
  3. Schoffstall, Joe. “‘Pro-Consumer’ Group Attacking Mulvaney Tied to Liberal Dark Money Org.” Washington Free Beacon. May 02, 2018. Accessed June 13, 2018. http://freebeacon.com/politics/pro-consumer-group-attacking-mulvaney-tied-liberal-dark-money-org/.
  4. “Help Us Fight Back… and Win.” Allied Progress. August 21, 2015. Accessed June 14, 2018. https://alliedprogress.org/donate/.

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Kyle Herrig
    Strategic Adviser
  2. Karl Frisch
    Executive Director
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