Lynn Handleman Charitable Foundation (Left Tilt Fund)



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Tax-Exempt Status:


Budget (2015):

Revenue: $127,516
Expenses: $1,122,935
Assets: $9,862,007

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The Lynn Handleman Charitable Foundation (also known as Left Tilt Fund) is an Oakland, California-based grantmaking organization that supports a broad group of left-of-center advocacy organizations. The foundation gives to labor union-aligned “worker centers,” artistic organizations, radical environmentalist groups, and groups aligned with the anti-Israel “boycott, divestment, and sanctions” (BDS) pressure campaign. 1


The Lynn Handleman Charitable Foundation supports a number of far-left groups through grants and disbursements; an archive of its website indicated that its grantmaking areas included civil liberties, prisoners’ and ex-convicts’ rights, support for racial minorities, radical environmentalism, left-wing economic and housing policy, activist arts programs, labor union agendas, and far-left international outreach. 2

Grantees include organizations from the far left of the American political spectrum: In 2017 the group made grants to the Anti Police-Terror Project, Alliance for Global Justice, and Critical Resistance. 3  In 2016 the LHCF gave support to the Project on Youth and Non-Military Activities,4 a left-wing organization dedicated to reducing enlistments in the United States Military. 5

Associations with BDS

The Left Tilt Fund is notable for funding organizations involved in the “boycott, divestment, and sanctions” pressure campaign to delegitimize the State of Israel. 6 In 2017, the foundation made grants to Jewish Voice for Peace and the Middle East Children’s Alliance, both groups that have supported BDS activities. 78


  1. The Lynn Handleman Charitable Foundation, IRS 990, 2017
  2. “What We Fund.” Left Tilt Fund. Archived from the original April 24, 2017. Accessed September 6, 2019.
  3. The Lynn Handleman Charitable Foundation, IRS 990, 2017
  4. The Lynn Handleman Charitable Foundation, IRS 990, 2016
  5. User, Super. “Home.” Project on Youth & Non-Military Opportunities (Project YANO), n.d.
  6. “Uncovering the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) Funding Network.” NGO Monitor, May 1, 2016.
  7. “Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA).” NGO Monitor, June 26, 2019.
  8. The Lynn Handleman Charitable Foundation, IRS 990, 2017
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: May 1, 1998

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2015 Dec Form PF $127,516 $1,122,935 $9,862,007 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form PF $1,322,818 $1,151,038 $10,857,426 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form PF $726,917 $691,272 $10,685,646 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form PF $407,381 $637,988 $10,650,001 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form PF $373,158 $626,296 $10,880,608 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Lynn Handleman Charitable Foundation (Left Tilt Fund)

    PO BOX 3610
    OAKLAND, CA 94609-0610