Over the past several years, activists have been working to impose ideological "quotas” on philanthropic foundations, deploying various tactics to steer foundation dollars to activist-preferred causes. In states such as California, activist groups have sought sensitive information from philanthropists for the purpose of shaming foundations into certain patterns of giving.
In a preemptive strike against such attempted shakedowns, the State of Florida this year passed a law prohibiting the state from requiring that philanthropies disclose such information about itself and the organizations to which they contribute. Other Philanthropy Daily Now contributors have discussed the new Florida law here and here.
Capital Research Center president Terrence Scanlon explores the origins of this new law in this latest Washington Legal Foundation Counsel’s Advisory.