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You can also see the 2006 grant by downloading the 990-PF for that year and going to page 125. And by the way, look at page 114 of the 990-PF for 2007: another $100,000 grant to Sojourners "to support the Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform campaign."

Oh, and save the PDFs of those reports. I don't think they'll disappear from the web, but you never know.


By Marvin Olasky

Sojourners communications manager Tim King has now acknowledged that Sojourners received funding from George Soros. King released a statement from Jim Wallis in which Jim says he "should have declined to comment" until he had checked the facts. Now that Jim has, he sees there were grants "from the Open Society Institute that made up the tiniest fraction of Sojourners' funding during that decade-so small that I hadn't remembered them."

The first of the three grants, for $200,000, came at a time when Sojourners, according to its 2003 audited financial statement, had "incurred a significant amount of net losses" leading to "a negative asset balance" of $57,324 and had "adopted a strategy to generate additional sources of revenue and to reduce expenditures." Those phrases are from "Note G" of the audited financial statement, which can be downloaded here, under the heading "Going concern."

After repeated emails and phone calls, Soros spokeswoman Laura Silber responded to a query from WORLD's Warren Smith about the disappearance of online records showing the Open Society Institute's grants to Sojourners. She said the grants did occur but the reason the documents were gone is "pretty simple. We are overhauling our website. That feature was not working well, so we decided to disable it. It won't be a part of our new site, which is still an ongoing project."

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Marvin Olasky
Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.


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