(LifeSiteNews) — Well-known leftist “philanthropist” George Soros has spent a soaring $21 billion to back left-wing political groups and individuals since 2000, according to filings viewed by the Washington, D.C.-based conservative nonprofit Capital Research Center (CRC).
CRC investigative researcher Hayden Ludwig reported on January 4 that Soros channeled the funds through his “nonprofit empire” over the span of more than two decades.
In 2021 alone, the 92-year-old billionaire injected $2.7 billion into left-wing causes, according to the report.
“He has made no secret of his goal of using his enormous wealth — earned in capitalist markets — to reengineer the country in his own image,” Ludwig wrote. “In practice, that involves funneling six- and seven-figure grants to professional activists pushing policy and electing Democrats in the name of ‘charity.’”
George Soros has funneled $21 billion into left-leaning politics since 2000 https://t.co/uIoOxHErDW
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According to the report, the Soros Network (also known as the Open Society Network) encompasses a variety of lobby groups and foundations that all receive their funding from Soros.
Radical advocacy groups that received funding from Soros have worked to advance leftist policies in the arenas of racial and sexual identity politics, illegal immigration, the loosening of election laws, and abortion access.
In 2021, for instance, The Soros Network awarded $36 million to philanthropic consulting company Arabella Advisors to finance a raft of left-wing agenda items, including “policy advocacy on structural change,” “voting rights and court reform,” “democracy reform,” “litigation to prevent voter disenfranchisement and suppression,” as well as redistricting and immigration policy, CRC reported.
The Hungarian-American businessman also worked to advance leftist media and oppose conservative groups, granting $2.5 million to the media outlet Courier Newsroom, which The Blaze pointed out “accuses ‘right-wing media and political figures’ of ‘purposefully spreading disinformation.’”
Internet-based organization group Color of Change, founded by former President Barack Obama’s “green jobs czar” Van Jones, additionally received $17.5 million from Soros. According to Influence Watch, CRC’s watchdog project, the group “has run campaigns that seek to attack conservative individuals, silence conservative media pundits, and defund conservative organizations.”
Soros has also spent tens of millions to back political figures who will implement radical policies in the real world, including progressive district attorneys who have slackened criminal prosecution standards in the interest of “social justice.”
Last year, a Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (LELDF) analysis found that Soros’ foundations had spent $40 million to help finance the political campaigns of 75 left-wing district attorneys across the U.S.
In addition, Soros has bankrolled the elections of dozens of state and local prosecutors who refuse to enforce pro-life laws, and donated to pro-abortion groups in left-wing states set up to help women from pro-life states travel to kill their preborn children, LifeSiteNews previously reported.
During last year’s midterm election cycle, Soros’ Open Society Policy Center (OSPC) gifted $4.5 million to pro-abortion political action committee Reproductive Freedom for All, which was established to support Michigan’s initiative to enshrine abortion into the state constitution in the aftermath of the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
In its January 4 report, CRC pointed out that the reported spending from Soros’ fleet of left-wing nonprofits and lobby groups is likely “just the tip of [the] iceberg.”
The group cited a Wall Street Journal article that observed in November that Soros was the biggest donor in the 2022 midterms, dropping $128 million to fund Democratic committees.