Type: Private Family Foundation
The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation evolved from the Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation, established in 1962, and the Kathryn W. Davis Foundation, established in 2004. The Foundation has funded mainstream American institutions such as the ACLU, Aspen Institute, Teach for America and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. However, the Foundation’s CEO, Abby Spencer Moffat, is also a Trustee at the right-wing organization The Heritage Foundation. The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation spends considerable resources on bolstering national security networks going so far as to launch the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, a private graduate program designed to prepare future leaders of the intelligence and defense policy making establishment. Given the Foundation’s priorities, it is not surprising that it has given almost $1.2 million to half a dozen anti-Muslim groups in the U.S. between 2014 and 2016. This includes $430,000 to the Center for Security Policy and $250,000 to the Investigative Project on Terrorism.