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The Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation (JJASF) is a grantmaking foundation created in 2009 by left-wing philanthropist Jonathan Soros and his wife, Jennifer Allan. Jonathan Soros is the chairman of the JJASF and the third child of left-leaning billionaire activist George Soros by his first wife Annaliese Witschak. 
The JJASF has dispersed just over $22 million to 40 left-of-center groups from 2010 to 2015.  The Foundation has made significant contributions to the Open Society Institute, left-of-center funding vehicles, liberal think tanks, groups involved in left-progressive judicial policy, liberal-leaning “transparency” groups, labor union-aligned activist groups, and pro-abortion advocates.
The JJASF is very similar to the Open Society Foundations (OSF), both organizations receive money from several firms linked to the Soros family’s investment business to include the Quantum Endowment Fund Ireland (QEFI). The QEFI was established in 2008 to avoid tax law changes that Bloomberg News estimated would have led George Soros to owe $6.7 billion in US federal, state, and local taxes by 2017.  Allasor Holdings Corporation granted JJASF $66,000,000 from 2009-2010, loaned $62,000,000, and employs JJASF’s secretary/treasurer Daniel Eule.      Other funds came from private investment firm Geosor Corporation with $35,000,000, personal loans from Jennifer Allan Soros of $10,000,000, and Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros for $11,000,000.   The total value of assets of the JJASF was $163,952,330 by 2015. 
The Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation (JJASF) is a grantmaking foundation created in 2009 by left-wing philanthropist Jonathan Soros and his wife, Jennifer Allan. The fund has dispersed $22,090,788 to 40 left-liberal groups from 2010 to 2015.  The JJASF was initially funded by Allasor Holdings Corporation a privately held non-bank holding company established in 2005 and gave $45,000,000 in 2009 and $21,000,000 in 2010.   Allasor employs two staff members, one of which is the JJASF secretary/treasurer Daniel R Eule.   The private investment firm Geosor Corporation contributed $35,000,000 to the JJASF in 2010.   The JJASF generated some of its initial assets by private loans made by Jennifer Allan Soros for $10,000,000, Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros for $11,000,000 and the Allasor Holdings Corporation for $62,000,000 on 05/05/2010 with the terms of “principal repaid upon written demand of lender.” As of December 2015, the total assets of the JJASF was $163,952,330. 
Quantum Endowment Fund Ireland (QEFI)
Quantum Endowment Fund was founded by George Soros in 1973 and moved to Ireland to become the QEFI in 2008 to avoid a new US law, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of October 2008, that made changes to IRS code section 457A.  This prohibited hedge fund managers from using a “loophole that allowed him to defer taxes on fees paid by clients and reinvest them in his fund, where they continued to grow tax-free.” George Soros might have owed at least $6.7 billion in federal, state, payroll, Obamacare, and local taxes on income he deferred and reinvested in this fund. Many of George Soros’s other foundations and grantees reinvest money back in the QEFI to help wealthy donors lower their tax burden.  The JJASF invested in the QEFI in 2009 for $45,000,000, and by 2010 that investment was worth $163,952,330.  The JJASF sold its share of the QEFI on 12/21/2011 for $153,979,054, with a loss of $24,135,946. In 2011 the JJASF opened the Quantum Endowment Fund Ireland JJAS Holdings LP, initially valued at $70,979,054 and by 2015 $152,819,090. 
Open Society Foundations
The Open Society Foundations (OSF), formerly the Open Society Institute, is a worldwide, US national, and regional network of left-of-center advocacy foundations that over the past 35 years has given out close to $14 billion and is headed by Jonathan Soros’s father, George Soros. The JJASF gave $6,930,000 to the Open Society Foundations from 2011 to 2015. 
Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation (JJASF) has made grants to seven liberal funding vehicles since 2011 totaling $4,887,438. Three of the funding vehicles are the Proteus Fund, New Venture Fund (NVF), and Tides Foundation; the other three are the Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund, Seachange Capital Partners, and Impact Assets. 
The Proteus Fund has received $1,644,000 from 2011 to 2015 and is a left-wing “pass-through” funder and donor-advised fund provider. Proteus supported legalizing same-sex marriage, reducing religious freedoms to dissent policies on gay rights, pro-abortion, abolishing capital punishment, reducing military spending, and promoting liberal campaign finance policies. The JJASF grants to New Venture Fund of $71,938 from 2014 to 2015 supported advocating for left-of-center social and environmental change, healthcare, and education policies. The Tides Foundation, a provider of ideologically aligned left-of-center donor-advised funds, received $1,000,000 in 2014. JJASF also contributed $1,946,500 from 2014 to 2015 to Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund, a commercial donor-advised fund provider affiliated with Fidelity Investments. 
Private firms that have received money from JJASF include Seachange Capital Partners, a firm used to advise and assess non-profits on managing their grant money and other financial best practices, which received $125,000 from 2012-2015, and Impact Assets, a private family-owned investment fund that invests, manages assets to ensure returns on investments, and then advises clients on which groups to fund. It received $100,000 in 2014 from the JJASF. 
Left of Center Think Tanks
The Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation funds left-of-center think tanks and policy groups including Roosevelt Institute, New America Foundation, Institute for Middle East Understanding, the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (EFSGV), the Advancement Project (AP), and Campaign Finance Institute (CFI); these groups received $2,710,000 from 2010-2015. Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation gave the Roosevelt Institute, a left-leaning think tank that asserts that the system of free-market capitalism is inherently unjust, $500,000 from 2012-2015. New America Foundation received $1,650,000 from the JJASF between 2013-2015 to push for left-of-center focused policies on all aspects of US foreign and domestic policy. The Institute for Middle East Understanding is a pro-Palestinian organization that purports to provide objective and non-partisan information, received $10,000 in 2010. 
The Advancement Project (AP) organizes non-white communities into politically active groups in opposition to voter identification and other electoral integrity laws, pushes for the re-enfranchisement of felons with few restrictions, and campaigns to alter school discipline rules to reduce punishments for many infringements; it received $400,000 from 2012-2013 from the JJASF. The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (EFSGV) is a gun control organization that received $25,000 in 2012. The Campaign Finance Institute (CFI), founded in 1999 to work on liberal-minded campaign finance policy and since 2018 a division of the National Institute on Money in Politics, received $50,000 in contributions in 2012.  
Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation funds six left-of-center organizations that focus solely on elections in the United States and all aspects of the voting process from campaign financing, redistricting, voter ID laws, and supposed voter suppression. Common Cause, Common Cause Education Fund, Campaign Legal Center, Every Voice Center, Every Voice, and National Popular Vote (NPV) received a combined $3,864,000 from 2010-2105.
Common Cause is a left-of-center advocacy group focusing on campaign finance law, redistricting, and other left-of-center policies, this group received $25,000 in 2010. The group opposes Republican candidates and reasonable efforts to ensure the integrity of voter rolls and redistricting at the state level. The Foundation also funds Common Cause’s funding arm, Common Cause Education Fund with $23,000 from 2014-2015. 
The Campaign Legal Center policy prescriptions aligned with left-of-center campaign finance laws at the federal, state, and local levels. Every Voice Center, formerly known as Public Campaign, is a left-of-center nonprofit and has a coaligned funding organization the Every Voice. Together, the two groups of promotion attempt to restrict campaign donations and promote public funding of election campaigns. National Popular Vote (NPV), founded in 2006 by Democratic donors John Koza and Barry Fadem, lobbies for an “interstate compact” for states to deliver their electoral votes for President to the “winner” of the national plurality vote. NPV has signed up 14 states and the District of Columbia to the compact and received $1,000,000 from the JJASF. 
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Other Left-of-Center Grantmaking
The JJASF has funded seven general left-of-center advocacy groups with $621,350 from 2010-2015, Demos, the Public Policy and Education Fund (PPEF) of New York, Transportation Alternatives, New Leaders Council (NLC), New York Women’s Foundation, and the Progressive America Fund-Centers For Working Families. Demos is a left-wing nonprofit public policy advocacy group founded in 2000 that advocates a staunchly liberal agenda and granted $400,000 from the JJASF from 2013-2015. In 1986 the Public Policy and Education Fund (PPEF) of New York received $52,000 in 2013. PPEF’s staff organize and train volunteers in organizing, research, policy development, and community outreach on social, economic, racial justice, voter participation, environmental, and political education issues to New York State residents.  The organization is a branch of the national organization People’s Action, Progressive Power Coalition, Community Voices Heard Power, New York Communities for Change, Make the Road Action, and Vocal-NY Action Fund. Transportation Alternatives attempts to decrease automobile use in New York City and received $5,000. The New Leaders Council (NLC) caters to liberal political activists by providing training for individuals seeking to run for public office with chapters in 28 states and the District of Columbia. The Progressive America Fund-Center for Working Families had a single contribution of $40,000 in 2013. 
The JJASF supports liberal groups that influence judicial and criminal justice policy in the United States: the Brennan Center for Justice, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF), Equal Justice Initiative, the Correctional Association Of New York, Death Penalty Focus, and Fair Trial Initiative with $900,000 from 2010-2015. The Brennan Center for Justice is a leftist hybrid think-tank and activist center housed by New York University Law School that received $250,000 from the JJASF from 2011 to 2015. The Center pursues a left-wing issue agenda, supporting liberal activist policies on ethnic preferences, restrictions on political campaign speech, and protections for foreign terrorism suspects.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) is the litigation and legal policy affiliate of the NAACP. NAACP LDF uses strategic litigation and legal advocacy to advance a left-of-center agenda focused on issues related to African Americans. Equal Justice Initiative is a law firm that provides legal counsel to defendants of capital charges in the state of Alabama and received $25,000 in 2014. The Correctional Association of New York received $50,000 in 2011 and pushed for “restorative justice” in the state prison system.  Death Penalty Focus was founded in 1988 to push for abolition of the death penalty; it received a one-time grant of $25,000 in 2012.  The now-dissolved Fair Trial Initiative received $150,000 in 2010 and provided lawyers to work on death penalty trials. 
Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation funds two databases that compile the funding of other politicians and advocacy groups. The JJASF supported MapLight with $25,000 in 2014 and the Center for Responsive Politics with $50,000 in 2012.  Maplight is a left-of-center research organization aligned with the Democracy Alliance that reports on legislative affairs and uses an online database to track financial activity in politics. The Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) tracks political influence spending, advocating for tighter restrictions on lobbying, and is best known as the publisher of the website OpenSecrets.com.
US Action Education Fund received $350,000 in 2013 from the JJASF and used state-level political engagement of Democratic-leaning demographic groups to influence policy.  US Action Education Fund is the fundraising arm of USAction, a D.C. based umbrella group that advocates for 22 state-level leftist groups. In 2016, the two US Action groups merged with left-of-center organizations People’s Action and People’s Action Institute.
Pro-Abortion funding provided by the JJASF was $1,703,000 to five abortion providers and pro-abortion advocacy groups from 2010-2015, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. (PPFA), Planned Parenthood Federation of NYC, Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Guttmacher Institute. PPFA was the largest recipient with $788,000 in grants from 2012-2015. JJASF granted to $475,000 between 2013-2015 to Planned Parenthood Federation of NYC, Inc and $10,000 to Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio in 2011. The JJASF also funded two other pro-abortion groups, the Center for Reproductive Rights (with $425,000 from 2012-2013) and the Guttmacher Institute (which received $5,000 in 2013). 
The Chamberlain Project
The JJASF is also the main source of funding for the Chamberlain Project, a veterans career development program which helps fast-track former military officers into teaching positions at participating colleges and universities.   According to the project’s director, Vivien Labaton, Jonathan Soros is the only other person directly involved in its operations. 
Jennifer Ann Allan is the president of the JJASF; she met Jonathan in Philadelphia in 1992 while working for the Clinton-Gore campaign.