Non-profit

Constitutional Responsibility Education Project

The Constitutional Responsibility Education Project is nominally a left-of-center advocacy project of New Venture Fund, a nonprofit controlled by the for-profit consulting firm Arabella Advisors. [1] The Constitutional Responsibility Education Project has almost no presence online as of February 11, 2020; it is unclear if it has existence beyond a registered trade name of NVF. [2]

Background

The Constitutional Responsibility Education Project is nominally a left-of-center advocacy group project under the New Venture Fund, a nonprofit controlled by the for-profit consulting firm Arabella Advisors that also sponsors additional nonprofit funds advancing left-wing causes. [3]

The New Venture Fund registered the trade name Constitutional Responsibility Education Project on March 15, 2018. [4]

The Constitutional Responsibility Education Project has almost no presence online as of February 11, 2020, and thus it is unclear if it has existence beyond being a registered trade name of NVF.

The four nonprofits associated with Arabella Advisors reportedly sponsor numerous nominal groups with websites designed to look like standalone nonprofits that sometimes lack any staffing or office and exist to instead to advance an issue advocacy campaign pushing left-wing policies. They may disappear after the campaign is finished. [5]

New Venture Fund

For more information, see New Venture Fund.

New Venture Fund has registered more than 30 various trade names, including Constitutional Responsibility Education Project.

The New Venture Fund was established in October 2006 as the Arabella Legacy Fund; the 501(c)(3) nonprofit received IRS recognition of its tax exemption in January 2007. In October 2009, the Arabella Legacy Fund was officially renamed the New Venture Fund. [6]

The New Venture Fund focuses primarily on left-wing social and environmental change, issuing grants for a variety of projects that include conservation, global health, disaster recovery, education, and the arts. [7]

The New Venture Fund is the largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the network of four nonprofits created and managed by Arabella Advisors. The others are the Hopewell Fund, the Windward Fund, and the 501(c)(4) Sixteen Thirty Fund. [8]

References

  1. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). New Venture Fund. Schedule

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  2. “New Venture Fund.” opencorporates.com. Accessed February 11, 2020. https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_dc/EXTUID_2689437. ^
  3. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). New Venture Fund. Schedule ^
  4. [1] New Venture Fund. Open Corporates. Accessed January 19, 2020. https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_dc/EXTUID_2689437 ^
  5. Hayden R. Ludwig. “Big Money in Dark Shadows: Arabella Advisors’ Half-billion-dollar ‘Dark Money’ Network.” Capital Research Center (DarkMoneyATM.org). https://darkmoneyatm.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/CRC_Arabella-Advisors-Dark-Money_small.pdf ^
  6. Application for Recognition of Exemption (Form 1023). New Venture Fund. 2006. Available: https://www.influencewatch.org/app/uploads/2019/03/New-Venture-Fund-1023-IRS-Exemption.pdf ^ ^
  7. [1] About New Venture Fund” Accessed February 17, 2017. http://www.newventurefund.org/about-nvf/ ^
  8. Krayden, David. “Report Warns Of ‘Dark Money’ Funding a Grab Bag Of Libreal Causes.” Capital Research Center. Capital Research Center, April 18, 2019. https://capitalresearch.org/article/report-warns-of-dark-money-funding-a-grab-bag-of-libreal-causes/. ^
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