Alan and Hope Winters Family Foundation
The Alan and Hope Winters Family Foundation is a new donor to the Islamophobia network. Alan and Hope Winters serve as trustees of the Alan and Hope Winters Family Foundation. According to latest tax filings, the foundation's revenue was $1,420,980 in 2012.
In addition to contributions to the Islamophobia network, the foundation has contributed to a number of conservative organizations such as the Hudson Institute and pro-reproductive rights groups such as NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Between 2008 and 2012, the Alan and Hope Winters Family Foundation contributed $817,060 to the Islamophobia network. The recipients included Society of Americans for National Existence ($387,288), Center for Security Policy ($271,075), American Islamic Forum for Democracy ($75,000), Investigative Project on Terrorism ($75,000), and ACT! for America Education ($8,697).
Most noteworthy, between 2008 and 2010, the foundation contributed $387,288 to David Yerushalmi's organization, Society of Americans for National Existence, or SANE, citing "security and freedom" as the "purpose" of funding. Yerushalmi is best known for authoring the model anti-Sharia legislation introduced in more than 30 states.
The Alan and Hope Winters Family Foundation is also the only known funding source for anti-Muslim activist, Pamela Geller. In 2010, the foundation contributed $5,000 to Pamela Geller's organization, American Freedom Defense Initiative.
Source: Center for American Progress research is based on 990s filed with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.