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Southern Poverty Law Center

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

Women’s March Partner

Founded: 1971

Founder: Morris Dees, Joseph Levin

Website: www.splcenter.org


400 Washington Avenue

Montgomery, AL 36104


  • Monitors the activities of what it calls “hate groups” in the United States
  • Views the U.S. as a racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic nation


Donations from individuals and foundations, investment, and fund-raising events

SPLC has a huge endowment fund invested in a variety of funds.

In 2015 SPLC boasts an endowment fund of $ 302,812,620, compared to an operating fund of $35,657,998.

Donor list:

Albert Parvin Foundation
Arcus Foundation
Arkay Foundation
Aspen Community Foundation
B&D Foundation
B&E Gilman Family Foundation
Baltimore Community Foundation
Baskes Family Foundation
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Boston Foundation
Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
Circle of Service Foundation
Cisco Systems Foundation
Cleveland Foundation
Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina
Columbus Foundation and Affiliated Organizations
Common Sense Fund
Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan
Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Community Foundation of New Jersey
Community Foundation of South Georgia
Countess Moira Charitable Foundation
Cox Family Fund
Cushman Family Foundation
Davis Fund
Denver Foundation
Dibner Charitable Trust of Massachusetts
Dibner Fund
East Bay Community Foundation
Edward and Verna Gerbic Family Foundation
Elias Family Charitable Trust
Falk Foundation
Feldman Family Foundation
Gibson Family Foundation
Glickenhaus Foundation
Green Fund
Grousbeck Family Foundation
Grove Foundation
Gulton Foundation
Gunzenhauser-Chapin Fund
Haas Foundation
Hagedorn Foundation
Handleman Foundation
Heller Foundation
Herb Alpert Foundation
Isermann Family Foundation
J.P Morgan Chase Foundation
Jackson and Irene Golden 1989 Charitable Trust
Jay Pritzker Foundation
JKW Foundation
Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation
Kansas City Community Foundation
Kaplen Foundation
Kelley Foundation
KeyBank Foundation
Lambert Family Foundation
Leibowitz and Greenway Family Charitable Foundation
Leichtag Foundation
Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
Louis and Harold Price Foundation
Marin Community Foundation
McCrindle Foundation
McGonagle Foundation
Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation
New York Community Trust
Newman’s Own Foundation
Omaha Foundation
Oregon Community Foundation
Philadelphia Foundation
Picower Foundation
Pittsburgh Foundation
Plant Memorial Fund
Prickett Fund
Raine and Stanley Silverstein Family Foundation
Richardson Testamentary Trust
Rocking Moon Foundation
Rodgers Family Foundation
San Francisco Foundation
Schott Fund
Schwab-Silfen Foundation
Seattle Foundation
Shapiro Foundation
Shifting Foundation
Sidney and Beatrice Albert Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Silvian Foundation
Skoll Foundation
Spiegel Foundation
State Street Foundation
Stein Family Foundation
Tiger Baron Foundation
Triangle Community Foundation
Unbound Philanthropy
Vital Projects Fund
Wasserman Family Foundation
Wuliger Foundation

2008 – 2017 federal grants: N/A

Key people:

Senior Staff

  • Richard Cohen: President
  • Morris Dees: Founder, Chief Trial Attorney
  • Heidi Beirich: Intelligence Project Director
  • Lecia Brooks: Outreach Director
  • Rhonda Brownstein: Legal Director
  • Maureen Costello: Teaching Tolerance Director
  • Wendy Via: Chief Communications & Development Officer
  • Whitney Herrington: Director of Human Resources and Information Technology
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