ISLAMOPHOBIC ORGANIZATIONS: Stephen Harold Schimmel Foundation

Stephen Harold Schimmel Foundation

Type: Private Family Foundation

 

The Stephen Harold Schimmel Foundation is a California-based, private, tax-exempt entity founded in 1995. According to its tax filings, the president, secretary, and treasurer of the Foundation is Rosalba Schimmel, the wife of millionaire Stephen Harold Schimmel. There is little other publicly available information about the Schimmels’ or the Foundation. Between 2014 and 2016, the Foundation’s tax filings listed a single grantee — the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) — to whom it donated more than $1 million. CBN is a powerful amplifier of anti-Muslim conspiracies and lies, with founder Pat Robertson repeatedly calling Islam a “violent religion” and a “political ideology.

Although CBN has been the fund’s primary beneficiary in recent years, historically, the Schimmel Foundation has funded a larger network of Christian organizations, networks, and churches across the country. In the early 2000s, the Schimmel Foundation served as a regular donor to the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, located in Sarasota, Florida.

American Freedom Alliance

[heading style=”flat-light” heading=”h2″ color=”#de6560″]Synopsis [/heading] Type of Organization: Politics, Grassroots, Education The American Freedom Alliance (AFA) is a non-profit organization which, according to its mission

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American Civil Rights Union

[heading style=”flat-light” heading=”h2″ color=”#de6560″]Synopsis [/heading] Type of Organization: Media, Politics The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) is an IRS accredited American legal organization founded by

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Gatestone Institute

[heading style=”flat-light” heading=”h2″ color=”#de6560″]Synopsis [/heading] Type of Organization: Media, Politics According to its website, the Gatestone Institute claims to be “a non-partisan, not-for-profit international policy

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Shoebat Foundation

The Shoebat Foundation is an organization linked to fake former terrorist Walid Shoebat. While Shoebat’s website announces the latest news from the Foundation, CAIR researchers

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Citizens for National Security

[heading style=”flat-light” heading=”h2″ color=”#de6560″]Overview [/heading] Citizens for National Security (CFNS) is a Florida-based Islamophobic organization.  The organization has been less active in recent years, for

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