List of 87 Catholic Grants Given to Alinsky-Inspired Community Organizations in 2011-2012

In 2011-2012 at least 87 Catholic Campaign for Human Develpoment (CCHD) grants were given to Saul Alinsky-Inspired (socialist) community organizations. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) collection is this weekend November 17 and 18th.  Instead of giving to the CCHD in the second collection, give extra in the first collection to your own parish or give to a charity you can be sure will help the poor and vulnerable.  75% of the CCHD collection does go to the national CCHD office.  So, your money is going to these organizations.

Alinsky founded the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF.)  Here are five major national Alinsky-Inspired community organizations whose affiliates received CCHD grants in 2011-2012:

1.  Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF)  www.industrialareasfoundation.org
2.  Gamaliel  www.gamaliel.org
3.  People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO)  www.piconetwork.org
4.  Direct Action & Research Training (DART)  www.thedartcenter.org
5.  Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ)  www.iwj.org

Alinsky intended to use the Catholic Church to gain power for atheistic and marxist ideas.  Alinsky wrote Rules for Radicals, where he dedicated the book to Lucifer and on pg. 94 he ridicules the Catholic Church and describes how he deceived the Church.

The following is the numerical breakdown of the CCHD grants given to Alinsky-Inspired organizations in 2011-2012:

  • 23 grants given to affiliates of the Industrial Areas Foundation
  • 23 grants given to affiliates of Gamaliel
  • 23 grants given to affiliates of People Improving Communities through Organizing
  • 10 grants given to affiliates of Interfaith Worker Justice
  • 8 grants given to affiliates of Direct Action & Research Training
  • 87 total

Below is the list of CCHD grantees by Archdiocese or Diocese for 2011-2012.  The left column are affiliates of Alinsky-Inspired organizations who received the grants and the right column are their national Alinsky organizations.  The affiliates received grants ranging from $25,000 to $70,000:

CCHD 2012 Grantees by Arch/Diocese Alinsky-Inspired Organization Affiliation
Food and Medicine
Portland, ME
IWJ
Greater Boston Interfaith Organization
Boston, MA
IAF
Brockton Interfaith Community
Boston, MA
PICO
United Interfaith Action of Southeast Massachusetts
Fall River, MA
PICO
Able NH
Manchester, NH
Gamaliel
Camden Churches Organized for People
Camden, NJ
PICO
New Labor Education & Training Institute, Inc.
Newark, NJ
IWJ
Brooklyn Congregations United
Brooklyn, NY
PICO
Queens Congregations United for Action
Brooklyn, NY
PICO
Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope
Buffalo, NY
Gamaliel
VOICE – Buffalo, Inc.
Buffalo, NY
Gamaliel
Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, Inc.
New York, NY
Gamaliel
Tompkins County Workers Center
Rochester, NY
IWJ
Moving in Congregations, Acting in Hope MICAH
Syracuse, NY
PICO
Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse
Syracuse, NY
Gamaliel
Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild
Philadelphia, PA
PICO
Pittsburg Interfaith Impact Network
Pittsburgh, PA
Gamaliel
Lake County Center for Independent Living
Chicago, IL
IAF
Developing Communities Project, Inc.
Chicago, IL (Barack Obama was their executive director)
Gamaliel (formerly)
Lake County Sponsors
Chicago, IL
IAF
DuPage Sponsors
Joliet, IL
IAF
United Congregations of Metro-East
Springfield, IL
Gamaliel
Faith Coalition for the Common Good
Springfield, IL
Gamaliel
Calumet Project For Industrial Jobs
Gary, IN
IWJ
Indianapolis Congregation Action Network
Indianapolis, IN
PICO
People Acting Together in Howard
Baltimore, MD
IAF
Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength
Detroit, MI
Gamaliel
Michigan Organizing Project
Kalamazoo, MI
IWJ
Joint-religious Organizing Network for Action and Hope
Kalamazoo, MI
Gamaliel
The Ezekial Project of Saginaw
Saginaw, MI
Gamaliel
Metropolitan Congregations United
Saint Louis, MO
Gamaliel
Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center
Cincinnati, OH
IWJ
Building Responsibility Equality and Dignity
Columbus, OH
DART
Alliance for Congregational Transformation Influencing Our Neighborhoods (ACTION)
Youngstown, OH
Gamaliel
Justice Organization Sharing Hope & United for Action
Green Bay, WI
Gamaliel
ESTHER
Green Bay, WI
Gamaliel
JONAH, Inc.
LaCrosse, WI
Gamaliel
AMOS, Inc.
LaCrosse, WI
Gamaliel
Milwaukee Innercity Congregations Allied for Hope
Milwaukee, WI
Gamaliel
Common Ground Inc.
Milwaukee, WI
IAF
Racine Interfaith Coalition
Milwaukee, WI
Gamaliel
Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice
Miami, FL
DART
People Acting for Community Together, Inc.
Miami, FL
DART
Fighting Against Injustice Towards Harmony (FAITH)
Orlando, FL
DART
Polk Ecumenical Action Council for Empowerment
Orlando, FL
DART
Federation of Congregations United to Serve
Orlando, FL
PICO
People Engaged in Active Community Efforts
Palm Beach, FL
DART
Interfaith Coalition for Action Reconciliation and Empowerment
Saint Augustine, FL
DART
Atlantans Building Leadership for Empowerment
Atlanta, GA
Gamaliel
Citizens of Louisville Organized & United Together
Louisville, KY
DART
Together Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
PICO
The Jeremiah Group
New Orleans, LA
IAF
The MICAH Project
New Orleans, LA
PICO
Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith
Shreveport, LA
IAF
Jackson Metro Sponsoring Committee
Jackson, MS
IAF
Triangle CAN (Congregations Associations and Neighborhoods)
Raleigh, NC
IAF
Workers Interfaith Network
Memphis, TN
IWJ
Northwest Arkansas Workers Justice Center
Little Rock, AR
IWJ
Quad Cities Interfaith
Davenport, IA
Gamaliel
AMOS Institute of Public Life
Des Moines, IA
IAF
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha
Saint Paul and Minneapolis, MN
IWJ
Albuquerque Interfaith, Inc.
Santa Fe, NM
IAF
Oklahoma Sponsoring Committee (renamed VOICE OKC)
Oklahoma City, OK
IAF
Austin Interfaith Sponsoring Committee
Austin, TX
IAF
Valley Interfaith Leadership and Educational Council
Brownsville, TX
IAF
Dallas Area Interfaith Sponsoring Committee
Dallas, TX
IAF
El Paso Interreligious Sponsoring Organization
El Paso, TX
IAF
ACT Human Development Fund
Fort Worth, TX
IAF
Merced Organizing Project
Fresno, CA
PICO
Faith in Action Kern County, Inc.
Fresno, CA
PICO
Faith in Community
Fresno, CA
PICO
Ventura County Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice
Los Angeles, CA
IWJ
Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action
Monterey, CA
IAF
GENESIS
Oakland, CA
Gamaliel
Oakland Community Organizations
Oakland, CA
PICO
Congregations Organizing for Renewal
Oakland, CA
PICO
Orange County Congregation Community Organization
Orange, CA
PICO
Sacramento Area Congregations Together
Sacramento, CA
PICO
Placer People of Faith Together
Sacramento, CA
PICO
Sacramento Valley Organizing Community
Sacramento, CA
IAF
Inland Congregations United for Change
San Bernardino, CA
PICO
PACT: People Acting in Community Together
San Jose, CA
PICO
North Bay Organizing Project
Santa Rosa, CA
IAF
North Bay Sponsoring Committee
Santa Rosa, CA
IAF
Congregations Building Community
Stockton, CA
PICO
People and Congregations for Stockton, Inc.
Stockton, CA
PICO
Las Vegas Valley Interfaith Sponsoring Committee
Las Vegas, NV
IAF

One response to “List of 87 Catholic Grants Given to Alinsky-Inspired Community Organizations in 2011-2012

  1. What’s even worse than the grants is that many Catholic Churches are actually dues paying members of Regional Chapter of the Industrial Areas Foundation. Check out the member list for the VOICE Chapter based in Northern Virginia: http://www.voice-iaf.org/membersleaders