This Health Care Nonprofit Gives Millions to Boost Obamacare and Far-Left Causes. What About the Public Interest?


A radical California organization boasts of pouring millions into health care and education programs in the public interest, Obamacare among them, but pulls back the welcome mat from anyone who offers conservative or faith-based solutions to society’s ills.

Groups not in line with liberal causes apparently need not apply for grants from the flush health foundation, the California Endowment.

That much is spelled out in the private, nonprofit group’s online application process. In bold letters, the Los Angeles-based California Endowment makes clear who is not eligible for its money:

Organizations that require membership in a certain religion or advance a particular religious faith. (Faith-based organizations may be eligible for funding if they welcome and serve all members of the community.)

“If you’re not politically correct, you shouldn’t expect to receive any grants,” one of the California Endowment’s sharpest critics, Matthew Vadum, said of the foundation in an interview with The Daily Signal.

The California Endowment was established in May 1996, after Blue Cross of California was converted into a for-profit entity. The foundation reported assets of about $3.67 billion and income of $770.9 million as of March 2014, according to the latest available figures.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the organization’s contributions and …read more