Money Monday, Not Moral Monday

Liberal protesters at the General Assembly have been claiming they are acting in the name of morality, but a new Civitas study shows the role played by money – more than $100 million in state funds.

William Barber, NC NAACP President, has acknowledged that “Moral Mondays” are not a “spontaneous action.” He said that the seeds of the recent protests were first sowed  when he and others formed a coalition of liberal groups called Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ). In 2013, HKonJ became the coordinating umbrella organization for the groups protesting at Moral Mondays. But as I have noted, it might be more appropriate to call “Moral Mondays” – “Money Mondays.” Here’s why.

A Civitas study shows that HKonJ affiliated groups have received more than $100 million in direct state grants in recent years. These include $33 million for the Community Development Initiative, $20 million for the Minority Support Center, and $17.5 million for the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development.

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Direct State Grants to HKonJ Organizations

Grant Recipient Grant Year Grant Title Granting Agency Amount
NAACP 2009-10 NC NAACP Economic Empowerment Project NC DOJ $55,000
$55,000
Center for Community Self-Help 2012-13 Neighborhood Stabilization Program NC Department of Commerce $2,625,000
Center for Community Self-Help 2011-12 State Energy Program – Recovery Act NC Department of Commerce $100,048
Center for Community Self-Help 2011-12 Neighborhood Stabilization Program NC Department of Commerce $2,652,000
Center for Community Self-Help 2010-11 Electronic Health Records Loan Pilot Program NC Department of State $750,000
$6,127,048
Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation 2012-13 Child Nutrition Programs NC Department of Health and Human Services $55,000
Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation 2012-13 Child Nutrition Programs NC Department of Health and Human Services $325,000
Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation 2011-12 Child Nutrition Programs NC Department of Health and Human Services $55,000
Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation 2010-11 Child Nutrition Programs NC Department of Health and Human Services $15,117
Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation 2010-11 Child Nutrition Programs NC Department of Health and Human Services $55,000
Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation 2010-11 Dropout Prevention Grant NC Public Education $173,331
Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation 2009-10 Child Nutrition Programs NC Department of Health and Human Services $15,117
Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation 2008-09 Child Nutrition Programs NC Department of Health and Human Services $15,117
Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation 2008-09 Support Our Students NC Department of Public Safety $82,700
Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation 2007-08 Support Our Students NC Department of Public Safety $80,026
Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation 2007-08 Child Nutrition Programs NC Department of Health and Human Services $14,752
Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation 2007-08 Child Nutrition Programs NC Department of Health and Human Services $15,117
Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation 2007-08 N/A N/A $1,275
Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation 2007-08 Support Our Students NC Department of Public Safety $82,700
$985,252
Institute of Minority Economic Development 2012-13 NC Institute of Minority Economic Development NC Department of Commerce $2,048,654
Institute of Minority Economic Development 2011-12 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $100,000
Institute of Minority Economic Development 2011-12 NC Institute of Minority Economic Development NC Department of Commerce $2,429,296
Institute of Minority Economic Development 2011-12 NC Institute of Minority Economic Development NC Department of Commerce $2,139,793
Institute of Minority Economic Development 2010-11 NC Institute of Minority Economic Development NC Department of Commerce $2,429,296
Institute of Minority Economic Development 2010-11 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $100,000
Institute of Minority Economic Development 2009-10 NC Institute of Minority Economic Development NC Department of Commerce $2,570,985
Institute of Minority Economic Development 2009-10 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $77,750
Institute of Minority Economic Development 2009-10 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $63,272
Institute of Minority Economic Development 2008-09 NC Institute of Minority Economic Development NC Department of Commerce $2,565,405
Institute of Minority Economic Development 2008-09 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $63,272
Institute of Minority Economic Development 2008-09 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $63,500
Institute of Minority Economic Development 2007-08 NC Institute of Minority Economic Development NC Department of Commerce $2,847,602
Institute of Minority Economic Development 2007-08 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $63,500
$17,562,325
Durham At-Risk Youth Collaborative 2011-12 Criminal Justice Improvement NC DPS $376,137
Durham At-Risk Youth Collaborative 2010-11 Criminal Justice Improvement NC DPS $376,137
Durham At-Risk Youth Collaborative 2010-11 NC Street Gang Prevention and Intervention NC DPS $561,158
Durham At-Risk Youth Collaborative 2009-10 Criminal Justice Improvement NC DPS $376,137
Durham At-Risk Youth Collaborative 2009-10 NC Street Gang Prevention and Intervention NC DPS $561,158
$2,250,727
Action for Children NC 2011-12 Juvenile Justice NC DPS $313,662
Action for Children NC 2010-11 Juvenile Justice NC DPS $313,662
Action for Children NC 2009-10 N/A NC DPS $225,000
Action for Children NC 2009-10 Juvenile Justice NC DPS $313,662
Action for Children NC 2008-09 Criminal Justice Improvement NC DPS $61,612
Action for Children NC 2008-09 N/A NC DPS $225,000
Action for Children NC 2007-08 N/A NC DPS $225,000
$1,677,598
El Pueblo 2012-13 Crime Victims’ Services NC DPS $99,748
El Pueblo 2012-13 Governor’s Highway Safety Program NC DOT $73,900
El Pueblo 2012-13 Governor’s Highway Safety Program NC DOT $73,900
El Pueblo 2012-13 Women’s Health NC DHHS $75,000
El Pueblo 2012-13 Women’s Health NC DHHS $56,250
El Pueblo 2012-13 Teen Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation NC Department of State $296,800
El Pueblo 2011-12 Crime Victims’ Services NC DPS $99,748
El Pueblo 2011-12 Governor’s Highway Safety Program NC DOT $109,968
El Pueblo 2011-12 Governor’s Highway Safety Program NC DOT $73,900
El Pueblo 2011-12 Teen Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation NC DHHS $296,800
El Pueblo 2011-12 Crime Victims’ Services NC DPS $101,986
El Pueblo 2010-11 Governor’s Highway Safety Program NC DOT $166,722
El Pueblo 2010-11 Governor’s Highway Safety Program NC DOT $109,968
El Pueblo 2010-11 Teen Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation NC DHHS $296,800
El Pueblo 2010-11 Crime Victims’ Services NC DPS $101,986
El Pueblo 2009-10 Governor’s Highway Safety Program NC DOT $166,722
El Pueblo 2009-10 Governor’s Highway Safety Program NC DOT $186,722
El Pueblo 2009-10 N/A N/A $134,344
El Pueblo 2009-10 N/A N/A $375,000
El Pueblo 2009-10 Teen Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation NC DHHS $296,800
El Pueblo 2009-10 Crime Victims’ Services NC DPS $101,986
El Pueblo 2008-09 Governor’s Highway Safety Program NC DOT $200,545
El Pueblo 2008-09 Governor’s Highway Safety Program NC DOT $186,722
El Pueblo 2008-09 N/A N/A $136,344
El Pueblo 2008-09 Teen Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation NC DHHS $124,940
El Pueblo 2007-08 Governor’s Highway Safety Program NC DHHS $49,309
El Pueblo 2007-08 Governor’s Highway Safety Program NC DOT $262,865
El Pueblo 2007-08 Governor’s Highway Safety Program NC DOT $200,545
El Pueblo 2007-08 Teen Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation NC DHHS $124,940
$4,581,260
Vínculo Hispano – Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County 2012-13 Crime Victims’ Services NC DPS $159,522
Vínculo Hispano – Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County 2012-13 Crime Victims’ Services NC DPS $225,113
Vínculo Hispano – Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County 2012-13 Food and Nutrition Services – Food Stamps NC DHHS $60,312
Vínculo Hispano – Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County 2011-12 Crime Victims’ Services NC DPS $159,522
Vínculo Hispano – Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County 2011-12 Crime Victims’ Services NC DPS $225,113
Vínculo Hispano – Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County 2011-12 Crime Victims’ Services NC DPS $175,000
Vínculo Hispano – Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County 2010-11 NC Street Gang Prevention and Intervention NC DPS $103,699
Vínculo Hispano – Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County 2010-11 Crime Victims’ Services NC DPS $175,000
Vínculo Hispano – Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County 2009-10 Crime Victims’ Services NC DPS $103,699
Vínculo Hispano – Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County 2009-10 Crime Victims’ Services NC DPS $175,000
Vínculo Hispano – Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County 2008-09 Crime Victims’ Services NC DPS $86,899
Vínculo Hispano – Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County 2008-09 Crime Victims’ Services NC DPS $98,922
Vínculo Hispano – Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County 2007-08 Crime Victims’ Services NC DPS $176,833
Vínculo Hispano – Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County 2007-08 Crime Victims’ Services NC DPS $86,899
$2,011,533
Student Action with Farmworkers 2012-13 NC Farmworker Health Program NC DHHS $35,826
Student Action with Farmworkers 2012-13 NC Farmworker Health Program NC DHHS $22,337
Student Action with Farmworkers 2011-12 NC Farmworker Health Program NC DHHS $137,862
Student Action with Farmworkers 2011-12 NC Farmworker Health Program NC DHHS $22,337
Student Action with Farmworkers 2010-11 Folklife NC Department of Cultural Resources $5,000
Student Action with Farmworkers 2010-11 NC Farmworker Health Program NC DHHS $137,862
Student Action with Farmworkers 2010-11 NC Farmworker Health Program NC DHHS $20,541
Student Action with Farmworkers 2010-11 NC Farmworker Health Program NC DHHS $27,351
Student Action with Farmworkers 2009-10 NC Farmworker Health Program NC DHHS $137,862
Student Action with Farmworkers 2009-10 NC Farmworker Health Program NC DHHS $20,541
Student Action with Farmworkers 2009-10 N/A N/A $20,531
Student Action with Farmworkers 2008-09 NC Farmworker Health Program NC DHHS $137,862
Student Action with Farmworkers 2008-09 N/A N/A $20,531
Student Action with Farmworkers 2007-08 NC Farmworker Health Program NC DHHS $93,018
Student Action with Farmworkers 2007-08 NC Farmworker Health Program NC DHHS $27,950
Student Action with Farmworkers 2007-08 NC Farmworker Health Program NC DHHS $137,862
Student Action with Farmworkers 2007-08 N/A N/A $22,883
$1,028,156
AARP 2009-10 Scam Jams NC DOJ $44,460
AARP 2008-09 Scam Jams NC DOJ $44,460
$88,920
Old North State Medical Society 2011-12 Teen Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation NC DHHS $330,000
Old North State Medical Society 2011-12 Chronic Disease NC DHHS $50,000
Old North State Medical Society 2010-11 Teen Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation NC DHHS $330,000
Old North State Medical Society 2009-10 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $57,900
Old North State Medical Society 2009-10 N/A N/A $300,000
Old North State Medical Society 2009-10 Teen Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation NC DHHS $330,000
Old North State Medical Society 2009-10 N/A N/A $107,785
Old North State Medical Society 2008-09 Minority Health and Health Disparities N/A $71,455
Old North State Medical Society 2008-09 Teen Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation NC DHHS $100,000
Old North State Medical Society 2008-09 N/A N/A $107,785
Old North State Medical Society 2007-08 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $120,000
Old North State Medical Society 2007-08 Teen Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation NC DHHS $100,000
$2,004,925
NC Harm Reduction Coalition 2009-10 HIV/STD Prevention and Care NC DHHS $133,333
NC Harm Reduction Coalition 2008-09 HIV/STD Prevention and Care NC DHHS $133,333
NC Harm Reduction Coalition 2008-09 HIV/STD Prevention and Care NC DHHS $100,000
NC Harm Reduction Coalition 2007-08 HIV/STD Prevention and Care NC DHHS $133,333
$499,999
NC Association of Community Development Corporations 2012-13 NC Association of Community Development Corporations NC Department of Commerce $798,022
NC Association of Community Development Corporations 2011-12 NC Association of Community Development Corporations NC Department of Commerce $784,548
NC Association of Community Development Corporations 2010-11 NC Association of Community Development Corporations NC Department of Commerce $946,361
NC Association of Community Development Corporations 2009-10 NC Association of Community Development Corporations NC Department of Commerce $1,001,585
NC Association of Community Development Corporations 2008-09 NC Association of Community Development Corporations NC Department of Commerce $999,422
NC Association of Community Development Corporations 2007-08 NC Association of Community Development Corporations NC Department of Commerce $1,109,360
$5,639,298
North Carolina Community Development Initiative 2012-13 North Carolina Community Development Initiative NC Department of Commerce $3,810,694
North Carolina Community Development Initiative 2011-12 North Carolina Community Development Initiative NC Department of Commerce $3,746,192
North Carolina Community Development Initiative 2010-11 North Carolina Community Development Initiative NC Department of Commerce $4,518,844
North Carolina Community Development Initiative 2009-10 North Carolina Community Development Initiative NC Department of Commerce $4,782,300
North Carolina Community Development Initiative 2008-09 North Carolina Community Development Initiative NC Department of Commerce $5,296,802
North Carolina Community Development Initiative 2008-09 North Carolina Community Development Initiative NC Department of Commerce $5,681,889
North Carolina Community Development Initiative 2007-08 North Carolina Community Development Initiative NC Department of Commerce $5,296,802
$33,133,523
North Carolina Housing Coalition 2010-11 NC Council on Developmental Disabilities NC DHHS $25,651
North Carolina Housing Coalition 2009-10 NC Council on Developmental Disabilities NC DHHS $25,651
North Carolina Housing Coalition 2008-09 NC Council on Developmental Disabilities NC DHHS $25,651
$76,953
The Support Center 2012-13 The Support Center NC Department of Commerce $2,546,156
The Support Center 2011-12 The Support Center NC Department of Commerce $2,502,984
The Support Center 2010-11 The Support Center NC Department of Commerce $3,742,974
The Support Center 2009-10 The Support Center NC Department of Commerce $4,145,325
The Support Center 2008-09 The Support Center NC Department of Commerce $4,098,322
The Support Center 2007-08 The Support Center NC Department of Commerce $3,539,041
$20,574,802
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2012-13 HIV/STD Prevention and Care NC DHHS $100,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2012-13 HIV/STD Prevention and Care NC DHHS $100,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2012-13 Child Nutrition Programs NC DHHS $103,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2012-13 Food Distribution Programs NC Department of Agriculture $100
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2012-13 Food Distribution Programs NC Department of Agriculture $100
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2011-12 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $100,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2011-12 HIV/STD Prevention and Care NC DHHS $100,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2011-12 Child Nutrition Programs NC DHHS $38,836
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2011-12 Women’s Health NC DHHS $75,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2011-12 Food Distribution Programs NC Department of Agriculture $100
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2011-12 Food Distribution Programs NC Department of Agriculture $100
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2011-12 Tobacco Trust Fund NC Department of Agriculture $103,200
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2010-11 Criminal Justice Improvement NC DPS $65,576
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2010-11 Dropout Prevention NC Public Education $175,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2010-11 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $100,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2010-11 HIV/STD Prevention and Care NC DHHS $100,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2010-11 Child Nutrition Programs NC DHHS $38,836
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2010-11 Child Nutrition Programs NC DHHS $159,094
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2010-11 Women’s Health NC DHHS $75,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2010-11 Food Distribution Programs NC Department of Agriculture $100
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2010-11 Food Distribution Programs NC Department of Agriculture $100
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2010-11 Food Distribution Programs NC Department of Agriculture $100
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2010-11 Tobacco Trust Fund NC Department of Agriculture $103,200
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2009-10 Criminal Justice Improvement NC DPS $65,576
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2009-10 Dropout Prevention NC Public Education $175,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2009-10 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $71,250
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2009-10 HIV/STD Prevention and Care NC DHHS $36,667
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2009-10 HIV/STD Prevention and Care NC DHHS $81,451
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2009-10 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $87,818
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2009-10 Child Nutrition Programs NC DHHS $38,836
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2009-10 Women’s Health NC DHHS $75,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2009-10 Emergency Food Assistance Program – Commodities NC Department of Agriculture $100
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2009-10 Food Distribution Programs NC Department of Agriculture $100
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2009-10 Food Distribution Programs NC Department of Agriculture $100
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2009-10 N/A N/A $240,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2009-10 Tobacco Trust Fund NC Department of Agriculture $103,200
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2008-09 Dropout Prevention NC Public Education $135,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2008-09 General Communicable Diseases Control NC DHHS $88,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2008-09 HIV/STD Prevention and Care NC DHHS $132,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2008-09 HIV/STD Prevention and Care NC DHHS $108,601
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2008-09 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $87,818
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2008-09 Child Nutrition Programs NC DHHS $38,836
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2008-09 Child Nutrition Programs NC DHHS $38,800
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2008-09 Food Distribution Programs NC Department of Agriculture $100
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2008-09 Food Distribution Programs NC Department of Agriculture $100
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2008-09 N/A N/A $173,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2008-09 N/A N/A $240,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2008-09 Women’s Health NC DHHS $68,750
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2007-08 HIV/STD Prevention and Care NC DHHS $132,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2007-08 HIV/STD Prevention and Care NC DHHS $108,601
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2007-08 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $81,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2007-08 Child Nutrition Programs NC DHHS $38,836
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2007-08 Food Distribution Programs NC Department of Agriculture $30,524
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2007-08 Food Distribution Programs NC Department of Agriculture $82,527
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2007-08 N/A N/A $173,000
$4,270,033
Loving Light Community Outreach 2011-12 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $90,000
Loving Light Community Outreach 2011-12 Eliminating Health Disparities NC Department of State $225,000
Loving Light Community Outreach 2010-11 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $60,000
Loving Light Community Outreach 2010-11 Eliminating Health Disparities NC Department of State $225,000
Loving Light Community Outreach 2009-10 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $70,250
Loving Light Community Outreach 2009-10 Eliminating Health Disparities NC Department of State $225,000
Loving Light Community Outreach 2008-09 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $87,818
Loving Light Community Outreach 2007-08 Minority Health and Health Disparities NC DHHS $95,000
$1,078,068
Mt. Olivet AME Zion Church 2012-13 Child Nutrition Programs NC DHHS $120,521
Mt. Olivet AME Zion Church 2011-12 Child Nutrition Programs NC DHHS $120,521
Mt. Olivet AME Zion Church 2010-11 Child Nutrition Programs NC DHHS $2,132
Mt. Olivet AME Zion Church 2010-11 Child Nutrition Programs NC DHHS $120,521
East Stonewall AME Zion Church 2010-11 Dropout Prevention NC Public Education $137,000
Union Oak AME Zion Church 2010-11 Child Nutrition Programs NC DHHS $10,190
Mt. Olivet AME Zion Church 2009-10 Child Nutrition Programs NC DHHS $2,132
Mt. Olivet AME Zion Church 2008-09 Child Nutrition Programs NC DHHS $2,132
Walls Memorial AME Zion Church 2007-08 Child Nutrition Programs NC DHHS $2,262
$517,411
Greater Joy Baptist Church 2012-13 Child Nutrition Programs NC DHHS $450,000
$450,000
HOLLA! (Helping Our Loved Ones Learn to Achieve) 2010-11 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission NC Department of Administration $2,500
HOLLA! (Helping Our Loved Ones Learn to Achieve) 2010-11 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission NC Department of Administration $2,500
$5,000
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2012-13 Displaced Homemaker Program NC Department of Administration $48,672
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2011-12 Women’s Health NC DHHS $42,855
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2011-12 Displaced Homemaker Program NC Department of Administration $6,138
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2011-12 Displaced Homemaker Program NC Department of Administration $9,089
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2011-12 Displaced Homemaker Program NC Department of Administration $47,283
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2011-12 Displaced Homemaker Program NC Department of Administration $48,672
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2010-11 Women’s Health NC DHHS $75,000
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2010-11 Displaced Homemaker Program NC Department of Administration $6,138
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2010-11 Displaced Homemaker Program NC Department of Administration $47,283
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2010-11 Family Preservation and Support NC DHHS $72,675
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2010-11 North Carolina Veterans Scholarships NC Department of Administration $2,500
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2009-10 Displaced Homemaker Program NC Department of Administration $8,139
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2009-10 Work First NC DHHS $72,675
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2008-09 Work First NC DHHS $93,750
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2008-09 Work First NC DHHS $87,500
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2008-09 N/A NC Department of Administration $52,563
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2008-09 Displaced Homemaker Program NC Department of Administration $6,175
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2008-09 Family Violence Prevention NC DHHS $66,250
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2008-09 N/A N/A $87,500
YWCA of the Greater Triangle 2007-08 Work First NC DHHS $93,750
$974,607
Total Sum $105,592,438

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The money trail doesn’t stop there. Civitas discovered an additional $8.7 million from pass-through grant money given to HKonJ organizations by state-funded nonprofits from 2009 to 2012. The Golden Leaf Foundation and the Rural Economic Development Center (now under review for possible misuse of state funds) funneled taxpayer money to these liberal organizers.

Pass-through Grants to HKonJ Organizations

Group 2009 2010 2011 2012
Golden Leaf Foundation
Center for Community Self-Help $5,000,000
Hands For Hope (First UMC Church – Waydesboro) $104,000
HOLLA! $200,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center $191,334 $100,000
Rural Economic Development Center
NC Institute of Minority Economic Development $35,000 $43,059
Center for Community Self-Help $500,000 $1,465,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center $325,000 $458,549 $110,000
Community Development Initiative $75,000
Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County $40,000
NC Minority Support Center $30,000
Democracy NC $36,500 $67,750 $77,050
Equality NC $15,000 $15,250
NC Justice Center $86,750 $25,250 $15,500
Student Action with Farmworkers $170,950 $58,923 $16,750
Campaign4Change $25,500 $7,500
Human Rights Center of Chapel Hill and Carrboro $6,000
El Pueblo $15,000
Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County $26,400
NC AIDS Action Network $12,000
Southern Coalition for Social Justice $15,250
Clean Water for NC $155,000 $155,000
ACLU of NC $6,000
Institute of Minority Economic Development $10,000
Total $8,676,942

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A casual observer might say these organizations seem to be upstanding social institutions. The Community Development Initiative, for example, promises on its web site to “[drive] innovation, investment and action to create prosperous, sustainable communities.” Who could argue with that? The liberal-left has a talent for innocuous names and benevolent mission statements that mislead the public as to an organization’s true mission.

Here’s what the money tells us about these organizations: They’re not all about compassion and social work. Let’s take the Community Development Initiative. Its CEO, Abdul Rasheed, made $222,629 in base compensation in 2011, along with $42,819 in deferred compensation and benefits. That’s $265,448 for one year of work at a nonprofit!

At the Support Center, CEO Lenwood Long made $106,080 in 2011. In 2009, Lenwood’s organization shuffled $845,000 to the Latino Community Credit Union and $847,290 to the First Legacy Community Credit Union. The center also gave $676,000 to Generations Community Credit Union. In its IRS tax filing, the Support Center reported that all of those transactions were made with “interested persons” – that is to say, people who are connected sufficiently to the organization to pose a potential conflict of interest.

The Opportunities Industrialization Center paid four officers more than $110,000 each. The organization’s motto proclaims that it is “helping people help themselves,” but that would seem to be true only in the sense that the OIC’s employees are helping themselves to taxpayer money. More than half of the center’s expenditures (over $2 million) in 2012 were allocated for compensation and benefits, compared with $1.9 million in “other expenses.”

Top 10 Earners from State Funded HKonJ Organizations

Name Position Organization Total Compensation
Abdul Rasheed CEO Community Development Initiative $265,445
Paula McCoy Former CEO The Support Center (formerly Minority Support Center) $126,344
Andrea Harris President Institute of Minority Economic Development $124,325
Reuben Blackwell President Opportunities Industrialization Center $120,000
Michael Baker Director Opportunities Industrialization Center $112,200
Jomerro McMillian CFO Opportunities Industrialization Center $111,292
Farad Ali Vice President Institute of Minority Economic Development $110,881
Samuel Dickens COO Opportunities Industrialization Center $110,500
Susan Perry-Cole President NC Association of Community Development Corporations $110,316
Linda Gunn Vice President Institute of Minority Economic Development $106,835
Lenwood Long CEO The Support Center (formerly Minority Support Center) $106,080

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Who knew social work could be so lucrative?

When you follow the money, you see that this isn’t about morality at all. It isn’t about the high-minded virtues of justice, or equality. It’s about politics: liberal organizers have depended for years on the largess of an insolvent and bloated state bureaucracy. And as state legislators move to address rampant waste and debt in state government – something the people of North Carolina elected them to do – liberal groups fear that they are about to lose their spot at the public trough.

It’s all about the money.

State Data for this study was obtained at NC OpenBook.


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This article was posted in Budget & Taxes, Elections & Voting, Legislative Activity by Francis De Luca on July 8, 2013 at 2:23 PM.

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Comments on this article

  • 1

    John Smith
    John Smith Jul 08, 2013 at 19:26

    How much does Rev. Barber make as NAACP president?

  • 2

    Mary Johnson
    Mary Johnson Jul 08, 2013 at 19:52

    This article is poorly researched and its conclusions based on cherry picked data. HKonJ has over 140 partners. You have listed maybe 20 organizations.

  • 3

    Lonnie Webster
    Lonnie Webster Jul 08, 2013 at 21:22

    Civitas NC seems to oppose any group working for social justice, political empowerment of those without wealth or political power, groups protecting educational opportunities by working for great public schools. Civitas NC is paid to lobby for the interest of the very wealth and political powerful like Mr Pope who’s made it his mission to turn NC into the most repressive Plutocracy/Theroracy in North America. The common good means nothing, protection the wealthy is the only goal of Civitas NC.

  • 4

    Richard Allen
    Richard Allen Jul 08, 2013 at 22:26

    What a bunch of nonsense. The NAACP is the coordinating organization for Moral Mondays. They are nowhere to be found on this list. You found a bunch of other allied nonprofits, which – GASP – receive grant money in order to do socially beneficial work, something that is common and not controversial. And you act like any of this is a secret, when I’m sure your information came from easily accessible public sources.

    “The liberal-left has a talent for innocuous names and benevolent mission statements that mislead the public as to an organization’s true mission.” A hilarious statement coming from the people behind “Americans For Prosperity,” “Real Jobs NC,” etc.

  • 5

    Joy Howerton
    Joy Howerton Jul 09, 2013 at 7:52

    Your article shows poor analysis and fails to prove your allegation at all. You probably know that. Some of your followers may not see what you are doing, but many North Carolinians do. Shame on you.

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    Kirk D. Smith
    Kirk D. Smith Jul 09, 2013 at 19:01

    It is time to cut off the tax payer money stream for the Moral Marxist Monday Marching Mobs!

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    Some Dude
    Some Dude Jul 10, 2013 at 2:18

    Yes, you don’t take funding from government like the apparently detestable PBS, or the taxpayers,

    But that’s probably pretty easy to do when as much as 97% of your funding comes from a guy who is now, surprise surprise, now part of the state budget committee.

    Have fun trying to Dox me!

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    Gina
    Gina Jul 10, 2013 at 6:06

    If this was a republican issue, these Monday moon bats would have every paper out there printing this to make it all about money. Can’t do that to these Immoral Monday Mobsters. Bunch of raving lunatics. .

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    Cate Schroeder
    Cate Schroeder Jul 10, 2013 at 9:34

    Moral Monday is a grass roots effort directly caused by our current legislators attempts to take our great state back 50 years. Watching attacks on education, health care, unemployed workers, women, our beautiful NC environment and more is what has mobilized me. I know many people who have been in Raleigh every week, and many more who wish they could be, and NONE of them are there for the reasons you have listed.

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    James Bazan
    James Bazan Jul 10, 2013 at 10:28

    I am not quite sure Civitas has thought through the implications of this analysis.

    Is Civitas suggesting that any person or organization surrenders its right to inform its membership about government action if it has ever received a grant (or a grant in kind), or a contract with any form of government ?

    Once any government money can be traced to them, then they have to pretend the government is perfect in every way?

    Is this a lifetime ban? Does this mean that Art Pope can never again comment on governmental abuse now that he has drawn a government paycheck?

    Such a sacrifice should be profiled prominently on Civitas.

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    Clarence Henderson
    Clarence Henderson Jul 10, 2013 at 13:39

    “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” – Thomas Jefferson

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    JohnC
    JohnC Jul 10, 2013 at 19:50

    Ah-ha, ACORN splinter groups misappropriating nonprofit funds for political purposes. I always questioned where these groups get their endless funding to camp out in state buildings and continuously interrupt school board or legislative meetings. I suspect much of it comes from Washington. Recent document dumps showed our Justice Dept funding protests in Florida during the Travon Martin upheaval. Maybe the IRS should get involved in this while they’re denying Tea Party nonprofit status. These leftist activist groups are stealing taxpayers blind. And what’s worse is we allow this nonsense to continue. That guilt complex bites us every time.

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    David Smith
    David Smith Jul 17, 2013 at 0:19

    I want a job here

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    Artnunymiss
    Artnunymiss Jul 21, 2013 at 0:10

    Hilarious. Especially love the poll. It’s okay, the step where you fight us is the last one before “we win.”

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    Anonymous
    Anonymous Jul 22, 2013 at 16:17

    I wish I were you, Francis. I’d love to be able to make over $98K per year for making blog posts like these.

    Pot, meet kettle.

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    Francis De Luca
    Francis De Luca Jul 22, 2013 at 18:14

    Anonymous – I wish I made that much money. And by the way, none what i am paid comes from the state or federal government.

    That should be the rule for most non-profits.

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    Anonymous
    Anonymous Jul 23, 2013 at 10:14

    I appreciate your reply, Francis, but if you look at this form:

    http://tinyurl.com/civitas2012

    (go to page 33)

    You’ll see your name right next to a very large amount of money.

    So, either you’re lying, or your organization lied on its tax return.

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    Francis De Luca
    Francis De Luca Jul 23, 2013 at 12:45

    Anonymous again (Interesting that you won’t use your real name on these posts)

    I am not PAID that amount. The other money which you are counting is what pays for health, dental and 401(k) contribution by the employer. Since we don’t have a pension plan we contribute to employees 401(k).

    Apples to apples comparison. What you are referring to is “total compensation” which if you add up for most people is much more than what they are paid.

    I have no golden parachute like Billy Ray Hall at the Rural Center (http://civitasreview.com/budget-taxes/more-bad-news-for-nc-rural-center/) and none of my compensation comes from taxpayers.

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    Anonymous
    Anonymous Jul 23, 2013 at 15:32

    I see no need to use my real name because I’m not a public figure.

    You still haven’t explained how you, making a large salary for being a glorified blogger (and splitting hairs about exactly how much you make), are of a higher moral standing than another person making money from appearing in public.

    I have nothing but pity for you and anyone else in your organization who has to resort to photographing out-of-state license plates, among other things, in a desperate attempt to drum up support. Done are the times of great leaders like Eisenhower — we’re now left with trust fund babies and their their narcissism, and you certainly enjoy being an ally of the latter.

    May God have mercy on your soul.
    ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-
    You say you remain anonymous because “I’m not a public figure” yet you attack me behind that anonymity. I do not claim to be of a higher moral standing unlike all of those that claim the word “moral” for the protests they stage weekly. You also seem to be claiming a higher moral ground by asking God to have mercy on my soul. And to my salary – I feel I do an honest days work for an honest days pay. I have always felt myself fortunate to make any income, no matter how much or how little. Francis De Luca

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    Lonnie Webster
    Lonnie Webster Jul 23, 2013 at 17:06

    I wonder if Mr. Francis De Luca an aging Southern old white man what a poor spokes person he makes for the modern world of reality. Today the Winston Salem Journal printed a photograph of an elderly veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War in handcuff using a cane to stand up against Mr Francis De Luca and Mr Pope’s puppets in Raleigh who would dare to restrict the American Freedom of voting. This is your new Republican Brand? It starting to look very much like the repressive dictatorships government we fought in World War II. Let the Republican party compete with ideas that give equal opportunities of education, living wage jobs, tax codes not weighted in favor of the very rich. Ethics and morality are missing with the people at Civitas NC.

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    Janine Maves
    Janine Maves Jul 25, 2013 at 17:25

    So, it’s better to be owned by a monopoly of the few, rather than be composed of groups of citizens acting together? perhaps Civitas should read the definition of civitas.
    From Wikipedia: Civitas Action Inc, a 501(c)(4) non-profit organized by the John W. Pope Civitas Institute think tank, also sent out mailings against Democratic candidates in the North Carolina 2010 general elections, and is funded primarily by Variety Stores, which is owned by Pope.[14]
    Pope also played an active role in the 2010 redistricting of North Carolina’s electoral map as a pro bono legal adviser during the process. The redistricting effort assisted in shifting the state’s U.S. House delegation from 7-6 Democratic to 9-4 in favor of Republicans.[18]
    He has advocated doing away with the public financing of judicial elections in North Carolina,[20] and he has been a major donor to state legislative races.[4]

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    Michael Tuck
    Michael Tuck Jul 25, 2013 at 18:48

    Sorry. This is entirely false. Oppose and counter liberals, progressives, moderates, rational conservatives, and decent Americans all you will, but don’t trot out a farrago of lies and pretend to play “gotcha.” Now let’s talk about the millions of Pope dollars that fund your “nonpartisan” “nonprofit” organization.

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    mister man
    mister man Aug 05, 2013 at 2:27

    moral Mondays? right. all from the crowd that gives us the supreme morality of homosexuals pretending marriage! and of course the other great cause of equity: an invading army of poverty, ignorance and crime and intolerance and contempt for …surprise: principle. oh, wait; i’m receiving an important message form control central of the socialist internationale…O yes, I hear and …I will repeat and remember… and repeat…and remember…and repeat…ONE: STOP GLOBAL WARMING! TWO: GUN CONTROL!! THREE: GAY MARRIAGE!!!…and FOUR (most important of all) NO SMOKING!!!!

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    Jeff
    Jeff Aug 05, 2013 at 15:44

    Funny how all the people claiming this is completely false then spew out liberal generalities rather than proving it false.

    America needs to wake up most politicians and groups like Moral Monday’s are out to scam you. Stop buying into it. Stop letting them feed your anger with extreme caricatures of the other side.

    Take back the country, form a new party of Libertarian style repubs and democrats, it can be done.

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