The New Liberal Mega Donor

How the Arnold Foundation

is funding the left

and harming our country

Meet John Arnold, the billionaire behind Arnold Ventures LLC

John Arnold’s massive Wall Street fortune enabled him to establish the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (now Arnold Ventures LLC ) with his wife in 2008. Since then, the power couple have leveraged the program to flex their muscles publicly, doling out hundreds of millions of dollars in grants. As of 2021, the Foundation reported holdings of nearly $3.2 billion, up from around $2.2 billion from just a few years earlier. Philanthropy is wonderful gift, but not when the Arnolds are motivated by their own self-interest. The Arnolds may use their foundation to limit taxes and pursue policies to benefit their own largesse. Worse yet, the former hedge fund trader often pursues destructive solutions to fix societal problems without regard to those impacted, including crime victims, nontraditional college students, and even regular Americans who want to live with their Constitutionally guaranteed right to privacy.

6 things you need to know about John Arnold

John Arnold’s Shady Past
Arnold Foundation Employee Caught Self-Dealing
Runs revolving door of Obama/Biden bureaucrat
Contempt for Nontraditional College Students
A Dangerous Experiment To Help Criminals
Push For Unconstitutional Spying

What You Need to Know

November 16, 2023

John Arnold’s Shady Past

Enron Origins Senior Enron executives served hard jail time and shareholders lost $74 billion dollars during the 2001 collapse of the infamous energy trading giant. Enron’s crooked accounting ultimately wiped out more than $1.5 billion in retirement savings for firefighters,…
October 30, 2023

Arnold Foundation Employee Caught Self-Dealing

The Arnold Foundation’s annual reports for 2017, 2018 and 2019 admitted that an employee engaged in “self-dealing.” Self-dealing" is defined, generally, as either financial transactions between the foundation and a “disqualified person” or an “agreement by a private foundation to…
October 25, 2023

Runs revolving door of Obama/Biden bureaucrats

John & Laura Arnold have quicky mastered The Old Washington Game by funding a revolving door of activists that move between developing liberal ideas in the Arnold’s progressive ivy tower, then orchestrating them in government positions, before returning to the…
October 25, 2023

Contempt for Nontraditional College Students

The Arnolds likely know little about the role that career colleges play, including educating first-generation, veteran, fulltime employed, and minority students in much higher proportions than traditional four-year universities. Yet Arnold Ventures is the largest single funder working to shut…
October 25, 2023

A Dangerous Experiment To Help Criminals

Billionaire John Arnold is supporting experiments in policing that make our streets less safe. Arnold Ventures’ Public Safety Assessment tool (PSA) purports to help suspected criminals achieve “higher rates of pretrial release” by using an “objective” algorithm. The releasing suspected…
October 25, 2023

Push For Unconstitutional Spying

Even as Arnold promotes soft-on-crime bail policies, he uses rising crime to push for unprecedented government surveillance, despite the shocking revelation in recent years of systemic surveillance abuses of government intelligence agencies. Under the guise of “security,” these agencies launched…
May 5, 2023

Arnold donated millions of dollars to abortion groups, including Planned Parenthood

Although Arnold vows that he is not a liberal, he has funded abortion groups on a massive scale, showing a total disregard for the lives of the unborn. Arnold donated millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood Arnold donated millions of…
March 5, 2023

Arnold funds radical leftist Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a radical leftist organization dedicated to smearing, harassing, and canceling those they don’t like. They’re activities have been so extreme and outlandish that they were forced to apologize several times, including to former…
February 5, 2023

Arnold funds anti-law-enforcement ally of Black Lives Matter

As part of Arnold’s war on law enforcement, Arnold Ventures has funded the Misdemeanor Justice Project, an anti-police group whose activities include tracking “Stop, Question, And Frisk” Actions By The New York Police Department. Data Collaborative for Justice has also…
January 13, 2023


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