Non-profit

Oxfam America

The logo of the Oxford Committee For Famine Relief (OXFAM) as found on the website Oxfam America. (link)
Location:

BOSTON, MA

Tax ID:

23-7069110

DUNS Number:

38-760-2204

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2016):

Revenue: $80,510,286
Expenses: $89,017,017
Assets: $83,976,993

Formation:

1970

Founders:

Cecil Jackson Cole (Oxfam Great Britain)

President:

Abby Maxman

Also see Oxfam America Advocacy Fund (Non-profit)

Oxfam America is the American non-profit arm of the worldwide group Oxfam International, which advocates for expanded international aid programs worldwide.[1]  Oxfam America’s programs focus on humanitarian aid, international development, and left-of-center advocacy. [2]

Oxfam America pushes an extremely liberal agenda[3] that uses inequality as a catchall to support left-leaning domestic taxation, [4] climate, [5] immigration, [6] and labor policies[7] among others. Moreover, the group pushes for an identity of “global citizenship,”[8] which it uses as grounds for supporting increased U.S. federal spending on foreign aid, [9] support for international institutions that can control U.S. policy, [10] and opposition to trade deals that could benefit the United States. [11]

Oxfam America claims that it does not take U.S. Government grants.  Other international Oxfam organizations have received nearly $100 million in U.S. government grants from U.S. Aid.[12]

Oxfam America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit associated with the 501(c)(4) social welfare organization Oxfam America Advocacy Fund.

Organizational Overview

In 1942, a group of Quaker intellectuals, social activists, and Oxford academics formed the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief in response to the plight of refugees in Greece.[13] As the situation in Europe improved, Oxfam’s attention shifted to addressing the needs of people in developing countries.[14]

Funded by loans from Oxfam Great Britain, a group of volunteers founded Oxfam America in 1970.[15] Originally located in Washington, DC, Oxfam America relocated to Boston in 1973.[16]

Today Oxfam America has 8 offices with its headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts; its policy and campaigns office in Washington, D.C.; and 6 international offices.[17]

Advocacy Agenda

Oxfam America’s social justice campaigns program is the group’s main U.S. advocacy operation through which it lobbies Congress and the executive branch; creates “action-oriented research”; organizes briefings, conferences, and speaker tours; issues reports; and conducts outreach to advocate for its policy preferences.[18]

Oxfam America’s current “values” statement emphasizes three liberal policy areas, “inequality,” “climate change,” and “threats to minorities, refugees, and immigrants.” [19]

In each of these issue areas the group has pursued an extremely progressive agenda.  One critic wrote that Oxfam America is “a left-wing hack organization” and “should end the pretense of being a charity.”[20]

Heroes for Hope

In 1985, Marvel Comics published the comic book Heroes for Hope to raise money for East African famine relief, and initially intended to give the proceeds to Oxfam America. However, Oxfam America demanded to review the book before accepting the donation and rejected the publication, saying the book “was unbelievably offensive and that we, the people of Marvel Comics, were racist, sexist, and reprehensible,” former Marvel Comics senior editor Jim Shooter wrote on his blog.[21]

A representative of Oxfam America visited Marvel Comics, Shooter wrote, and urged the company not to publish the comic, and bragged about how Oxfam American and other charitable groups were helping to spotlight the famine in Africa. “This Oxfam America fellow, let’s call him Midas, just plain gushed about how good for business the East African famine was, how donations were rolling in at record levels. He talked about the millions dying as if it were a great marketing opportunity,” Shooter wrote. Marvel Comics eventually donated more than $500,000 to the Quaker-affiliated American Friends Service Committee from the proceeds of the comic book.[22]

Environmentalism

Oxfam America has taken left-wing environmentalist positions. Oxfam researchers has opposed the Keystone Pipeline,[23] coal[24] and oil-based energy generation,[25] and proclaimed that President Donald Trump’s “decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement demonstrates an unconscionable abstention of moral leadership.”[26]

Immigration Policy

Oxfam believes at least 75,000 refugees should be allowed into the United States[27] and has called for President Trump’s executive actions limiting nationals of certain countries from entering the United States to be struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.[28] Similarly, Oxfam America proclaimed that President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program which granted legal status to certain classes of illegal immigrants by executive fiat was “morally obtuse.”[29] Oxfam also proclaimed that the U.S. was “deporting Central Americans back to their deaths” as they called for an increase in the $750 billion Central America aid spending package in 2016.[30]

Economic Policy

“Inequality” however serves as a catchall category under which Oxfam supports a broad spectrum of progressive policy preferences.

Oxfam America argues that President Trump’s 2017 budget proposal of tax cuts “abandons the poor for the sake of the wealthy.”[31] The group has also called for the implementation of a multi-billion dollar financial transaction tax worldwide[32] and the creation of a “global tax body” that would have the power to override national sovereignty in tax systems.[33] They have also advocated for a progressive corporate tax rates “that contribute to the collective good.” [34]

Oxfam America also argues that it is no longer true that hard work is enough to support a family and has called for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, earned sick leave, expanding employer overtime compensation mandates, and an expansion of socialized worker handouts.[35] Oxfam has voiced criticisms of President Trump’s labor related budget proposals[36] and opposed Andrew Puzder’s, unsuccessful nomination to be Secretary of Labor.[37]

Other Controversies

Credibility Issues

Oxfam America has often faced claims that their research and advocacy efforts are tenuous and misrepresentative of the truth.

In early 2017, columnist Centre for Social Justice advisory board member Fraser Nelson wrote that Oxfam America uses statistical tricks to pitch a “punchy wealth inequality” narrative that suits their fundraising needs without mentioning the fact that “global inequality is narrowing, fast” due to capitalism not government aid.[38]

Similarly Adam Smith Institute Fellow Tim Worstall argued that  Oxfam America has published reports about the Corporate tax dodging that failed to account for the difference tax statuses of corporations and the ability to not pay income tax on offshore filings.[39]

Israel-Palestine Controversy

In 2014, Oxfam’s overseas organization came under fire when Jewish American actress Scarlett Johansson quit her role as an ambassador for the organization, after Oxfam over criticized her for endorsing SodaStream, a soda company located in Israel’s West Bank.[40]

The pro-Palestine BDS national committee had urged Oxfam to end its relationship with Johansson[41] and Oxfam proclaimed that the business operating in the Israeli settlement was illegal.[42]

Upon departing from Oxfam Johansson alleged that the organization supported and funded a BDS (boycott, divest, sanctions) movement, which the charity denies. She said:

“I think for a non-governmental organisation to be supporting something that’s a political cause… something feels not right about that to me. There’s plenty of evidence that Oxfam does support and has funded a BDS movement in the past. It’s something that can’t really be denied.”[43]

In December 2016, only after losing thousands of donors Oxfam admitted that it had made a mistake in the dispute with Johansson.[44]

Attacks on President Trump

Oxfam America President Abby Maxman made her thoughts clear on President Trump saying, “Mr. Trump continues on a path that will cost America its global influence and leadership.”[45] Since the start of President Trump’s term, Oxfam has opposed a number of Trump’s actions. Oxfam submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court to fight Trump’s refugee travel ban[46] and as a related publicity stunt Oxfam America rented out President Trump’s childhood home to house refugees as a form of protest to advance their mission.[47]

Additionally, The organization opposed Trump’s federal budget proposals that would cut federal funding.[48]

 

Globalist Agenda

Oxfam America disagrees with the “America First” message and claims a message of American prioritization is tantamount to “moral poverty” because it presents a “false choice” between being American or being human. [49] Oxfam America instead calls for “global citizenship” and works to “advance the cause of justice-driven internationalism” through its variety of programs.[50]

Under their banner of “global citizenship” Oxfam America supports an extremely globalist international affairs agenda that in fact puts America’s priorities last. For instance, Oxfam America is only in support of free trade so long as the trade deals benefit those at the lower end of the development ladder (aka other countries, not America) and argues that “broad-based development [for other nations] should be a core objective of US trade policy.”[51] Consequently, the organization recently opposed fast track and the TPP trade deals merely because the provisions in the bills would be too much of a boon for the American economy and did not address broad-based development and poverty reduction for other countries enough.[52]

In order to bolster their argument that trade deals beneficial to the United States are bad and should thus be opposed, Oxfam America called attention to a previous trade deal with Colombia that resulted in a 300% windfall for America.[53]

Oxfam America supports international agreements that exert dominion over U.S. domestic law. In 2015, Oxfam America’s climate change policy manager penned an op-ed in Al Jazeera America arguing in support of an international Paris climate pact that “hopefully” would increase climate related payments to poor countries and would mandate deep reduction in emissions.[54] Further, Oxfam America condemned President Trump for placing American energy as first priority above climate change.[55] Similarly, in 2013, Oxfam America ran ads in support of an arms trade treaty, which the NRA adamantly opposed.[56]

Oxfam America’s fought against proposed cuts to U.S. Aid[57] and have instead lobbied to increase federal aid for all foreign causes.[58] Further, in 2017, Oxfam America argued for industrialized nations, including America, to fully fund the United Nations request for an additional $6.3 billion in humanitarian funds for African nations.[59]

 

Lobbying

Oxfam America’s sister organization Oxfam America Advocacy Fund a 501(c)(4) works together with Oxfam America, but has “fewer limitations on spending”[60] namely lobbying[61] for legislative action related to Oxfam America’s goals.[62]

But Oxfam America’s 501(c)(3) arm does it’s fair share of lobbying, according to federal lobbing disclosures Oxfam America, Inc. has spent over $5.2 million lobbying the federal government since 2008.[63]

Some of the issues that they have lobbied for include:

  • In 2017, Oxfam America lobbied on multiple amendments to the FY 2018 federal budget, HR 3354. Included among the provisions Oxfam supported was more than $20 million in additional funding for aid to other countries, and funding for Islamic organizations[64] that have been banned in some countries for providing funds to Hamas and other terror-tied organizations.[65]
  • In 2008 Oxfam pushed for a passage of S. 3389,[66] which they claimed would help poor people to “fight the ‘curse’” of natural resources and reap benefits from companies mining those resources across the world, which could then be spent on health care and other government social policies.[67]
  • Additionally in 2008, Oxfam America lobbied for S.2191, which sought increased funding for international adaptation responses to global climate change.[68]

Finances

In 2016, Oxfam America spent over $86 million and the organization’s end of year net assets stood at a massive $65 million.[69]

The following financials were reported on the EDF’s 2016 annual IRS Disclosure.[70]

In 2005, Oxfam America admitted that up to 23% of its funding was used for non-program administrative costs including fundraising, which they admitted was a higher proportion than their peers.[71] In 2017, they spent 23% of their funds on non-program costs.[72]

Funding

Oxfam America claims to “rely almost entirely on funding from individual donors, foundations, and corporations.”[73]

Oxfam America has received grants from large liberal donors that include:

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given 42 grants worth at least $10.6 million Oxfam America with 42 grants given, including over a half million dollar in 2017.[74] [75] [76] [77]

The liberal Rockefeller Foundation, provided Oxfam America with a $500,000 grant for climate issues.[78] [79] Additionally, the Hewlett Foundation provided Oxfam America with over a million dollars,[80] the MacArthur Foundation gave Oxfam America $3,176,000 between 1978 and 2017,[81] and the Packard Foundation has provided five separate grants since 2015 for a total of $890,000. [82]

George Soros donated $273,585 to Oxfam America in 2013 to support the group’s climate agenda.[83]

Federal Funding

Oxfam America proclaims broadly that do not accept U.S. government grant money.[84]  [85]

However,  a review of government spending records revealed that since 2008, “Oxfam” organizations have taken nearly $100 million in U.S. federal grants.[86] In 2016 Oxfam GB received $7.7 million in U.S. federal grants and so far in 2017 Oxfam has received over $14 million in grants from U.S. Agency for International Development.[87]

Further, on Oxfam America’s 2016 annual report the organization indicates that they received 6.9% of its 79.4 million in revenue from “other Oxfam Affiliates,”[88] similarly on the organization’s 2017 annual report the group received 3.8% of it $83 million in revenues from other Oxfam organizations.[89] Indicating that it is in fact possible for some of the U.S. grant money to have made its way back to Oxfam America from its foreign organization.

In any case, it is of no surprise then given the nearly $100 million that the Oxfam system has received from US. Aid grants, the organization responded sharply against President Trump’s push to significantly cut U.S. foreign aid.[90]

People

Abby Maxman is currently the President of Oxfam America and has been with Oxfam America since the start of 2017.[91] Prior to her work at Oxfam America, she served as Deputy Secretary General of CARE International in Geneva and has also worked with the U.S. Peace Corps, the U.S. EPA, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.[92]

The Board of Directors consists of 20 members, 4 officers and 16 directors that oversee the direction of the organization and “work closely with staff in all areas of the agency.”[93] The Chair of the Board is Joe Loughrey, the former President and COO of Cummins Incorporated.  The three other officers include the Vice Chair Smita Singh, Abby Maxman (President of Oxfam America), and treasurer and secretary Joe H. Hamilton.

 

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  • Tax Exemption Received: August 1, 1988

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    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
    2016 Mar Form 990 $80,510,286 $89,017,017 $83,976,993 $14,970,961 N $78,818,402 $0 $767,009 $2,242,168 PDF
    2015 Mar Form 990 $92,324,198 $81,190,780 $93,685,005 $14,300,196 N $90,676,327 $0 $1,053,296 $2,426,108 PDF
    2014 Mar Form 990 $67,958,480 $81,768,356 $78,312,112 $11,696,688 N $66,575,765 $0 $893,777 $2,230,963 PDF
    2013 Mar Form 990 $65,422,324 $77,963,886 $88,914,901 $11,493,975 N $63,705,258 $0 $1,264,466 $2,352,649 PDF
    2012 Mar Form 990 $35,769,359 $37,844,433 $102,090,256 $14,562,849 N $34,993,203 $0 $539,313 $768,508 PDF
    2011 Oct Form 990 $78,507,568 $74,958,011 $99,690,397 $11,651,973 N $77,158,483 $0 $1,156,584 $1,774,531 PDF

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