Political Party/527

Future Forward PAC (FF PAC)

Type:

Democratic-Aligned Super PAC

Future Forward PAC (also called “FF PAC”) is a Democratic-aligned super PAC based in Palo Alto, California. FF PAC reportedly spent $100 million in the 2020 election helping Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and attacking President Donald Trump on his COVID-19 policies. FF PAC, whose contributions exceeded $74 million in the 2020 cycle (as of November 2020), have been criticized by the left-leaning Center for Responsive Politics (which publishes OpenSecrets) as funded by “dark money.” [1] [2]

Its major donors include Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, liberal mega-donor Kathryn Murdoch, cryptocurrency exchange founder Samuel Bankman-Fried, and Patty Quillin, wife of Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings. [3] The Sixteen Thirty Fund, a left-of-center 501(c)(4) advocacy nonprofit aligned with the for-profit consultancy Arabella Advisors, gave FF PAC $2.9 million in 2020. [4]

Future Forward USA Action is the 501(c)(4) advocacy arm of FF PAC and reportedly donated $29 million to the PAC. [5]

References

  1. Karl Evers-Hillstrom. “Pro-Biden super PAC funds $100 million ad campaign with ‘dark money.'” Center for Responsive Politics. October 23, 2020. Accessed November 23, 2020. https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2020/10/pro-biden-super-pac-darkmon/ ^
  2. FF PAC: Financial Summary. FEC. Accessed November 23, 2020. https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00669259/ ^
  3. Nick Corasaniti. “A Democratic Super PAC Surge Helps Biden Expand His Map.” New York Times. October 22, 2020. Accessed Nov. 23, 2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/20/us/politics/future-forward-super-pac.html ^
  4. FF PAC: Contributions. FEC. Accessed Nov. 23, 2020. https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00669259/?tab=raising ^
  5. Karl Evers-Hillstrom. “Pro-Biden super PAC funds $100 million ad campaign with ‘dark money.'” Center for Responsive Politics. October 23, 2020. Accessed November 23, 2020. https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2020/10/pro-biden-super-pac-darkmon/ ^

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Kathryn Murdoch
    Major Donor
  2. Eric Schmidt
    Major Donor
  3. Dustin Moskovitz
    Major Donor
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