Black Lives Matter
| Black Lives Matter |
|Formation||13 July, 2013|
|Interests||George Floyd protests, US/2020 Presidential election|
|Sponsored by||Open Society Foundations, The Ford Foundation|
|Membership||• Alicia Garza|
• Patrisse Cullors
• Opal Tometi
• Shaun King
• DeRay Mckesson
• Johnetta Elzie
• Tef Poe
• Erica Garner
|advocacy and protest organization|
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a movement formed in 2013 with the stated aim of seeking to reform police brutality against African-American suspects and civilians. After getting over $100 million in grants from philanthropic foundations connected to the Democratic Party, the movement returned to national headlines and gained further international attention during the global George Floyd protests in June 2020.
Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
The intention from the very beginning was to connect Black people from all over the world who have a shared desire for justice to act together in their communities. The impetus for that commitment was, and still is, the rampant and deliberate violence inflicted on blacks by the state.
BLM, with its massive funding from known regime change donors like the Ford Foundation and George Soros, might be a tool for a regime change operation in the United States against Donald Trump, or used as a tool in an internal deep state power struggle.
Among the largest donors to the group, at least indirectly, is the Ford Foundation, which in 2016 gave $100 million to the Black-Led Movement Fund, a fund administered by the philanthropic intermediary Borealis Philanthropy.  The Black-Led Movement Fund has in turn provided general operating funding to the Black Lives Matter Foundation several times since 2016.  BLMF has also received nearly $1 million in grants for local chapter development from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 
In 2015, members of the Democracy Alliance, a network of super-rich donors and grant makers (nominally 'left', connected to the Democratic Party) organized by billionaire financier George Soros and Taco Bell heir Rob McKay, were encouraged to consider making large-dollar grants to the Black Lives Matter movement. Democratic-leaning mega-donors Tom Steyer and Paul Egerman were also listed by Politico as invited participants. However, it is unclear how much money eventually went to BLMF from this gathering.
It has also been reported by the Washington Times that Soros has given groups associated with the Black Lives Matter movement more than $33 million from his Open Society Foundations (OSF), though it is again unclear if BLMF directly received funding from OSF.  
|Open Society Foundations|
|The Ford Foundation|