Donors & Sponsors (2015-2019)

We thank our donors (who give money) and sponsors (who give goods or services) for their contributions to, which help keep our operations growing and allow us to continue our mission of promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship.


Donors and sponsors over $100 are normally listed on this page for five calendar years. Donations prior to 2014 can be seen on our 990 Reports and Audited Financials. We have honored the requests of donors wishing to remain anonymous.

Founder's Circle
$100,000 and above

The Ahmanson Foundation
The Ahmanson Foundation
"The Ahmanson Foundation serves Los Angeles County by funding cultural projects in the arts and humanities, education at all levels, health care, programs related to homelessness and underserved populations as well as a wide range of human services.

By supporting non-profit organizations that demonstrate sound fiscal management, efficient operation, and program integrity, the Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life and cultural legacy of the Los Angeles community."
Homepage, (accessed Sep. 18, 2017)

A-Mark Financial
A-Mark Financial Corporation
Incorporated in 1965 by Steven C. Markoff, A-Mark Financial Corporation (AMFC) is involved in deal making asset-based loans. AMFC has donated rent and accounting services to since 2004.

A-MARK Foundation
A-MARK Foundation
The goals of the A-Mark Foundation are to: "Help a few people and organizations that serve a charitable, educational or humanitarian purpose” and to "Produce and support nonpartisan research, and the understanding of diverse topics by presenting them in a nonpartisan way.”
"Home,” (accessed Jan. 12, 2016)

AMAG, Inc.
AMAG, Inc.
This Santa Monica-based company engages in mid-sized investment banking and asset-based loans.

Annenberg Foundation
Annenberg Foundation
"The Annenberg Foundation is a family foundation that provides funding and support to nonprofit organizations in the United States and globally. The Foundation and its Board of Directors are also directly involved in the community with innovative projects that further its mission to advance public well-being through improved communication. The Foundation encourages the development of effective ways to share ideas and knowledge.”
Statement provided by the Annenberg Foundation to, Nov. 4, 2013

Google is a recipient of a Google Ad Grants award. The Google Ad Grants program supports registered nonprofit organizations that share Google's philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy and the arts. Google Ad Grants is an in-kind advertising program that awards free online advertising to nonprofits via Google AdWords.

Joseph Drown Foundation
Joseph Drown Foundation
The Joseph Drown Foundation ( "...attempts to reflect directly the interests of Joseph Drown by focusing its resources on the areas which particularly concerned him. These include education, medical and scientific research; community, health and social services and, to a lesser degree, the arts and humanities.

The Joseph Drown Foundation's goal is to assist individuals in becoming successful, self-sustaining, contributing citizens.

The Foundation is interested in programs that break down any barrier that prevents a person from continuing to grow and learn."
"Mission Statement," (accessed Jan 12, 2016)

Roy and Patricia Disney Family Foundation
Roy and Patricia Disney Family Foundation
"The Members of the Roy & Patricia Disney Family Foundation share a vision for a more equitable, sustainable, and vibrant world. We have three program areas: Empowerment & Equal Opportunity, Bluer/Greener World, and Vibrant Communities. Vulnerable, marginalized or disenfranchised populations are an important focus of the foundation’s work. We invest in innovative solutions and community leaders to build a more just, equitable, and sustainable world in which all people thrive." Roy and Patricia Disney Foundation, (accessed Nov. 2, 2018)

Steven C. Markoff, in honor of
"This nonpartisan, nonprofit web site is a searchable database containing thousands of sourced quotes, comments and facts about Donald J. Trump, his background, family, business, views and actions, people and events around him and related issues.", Homepage (accessed May 12, 2017)

Platinum Level
$25,000 - $99,999

Anonymous Foundation Donor (Texas)

Norris and Debra Bishton Foundation

Film Finances
Film Finances, Inc.
"Film Finances helps movies get to the big screen. We provide financiers with a service that gives them an assurance that the film will be delivered on time and that the over-budget costs would not be the financier's responsibility.”
Homepage, (accessed Nov. 7, 2016)

The Green Foundation
The Green Foundation
"Leonard I. Green was a pioneer in the development of the leveraged buyout industry and founded his company Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. in 1989. The Green Foundation, with a primary focus on the arts, education, and human services, seeks to preserve and enhance Leonard’s philanthropic vision.”
"Homepage," (accessed Nov. 7, 2015)

Hawley Troxel
Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP
Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley is Idaho's largest business law firm.
"Our collective experience lets us provide solutions to the challenges of doing business, from formation to exit. Whether one-on-one counsel or a team approach, we tailor our services to meet our clients’ needs at competitive Idaho rates.”
"About Us," (accessed Nov. 15, 2012)

The Rodenberry Foundation
The Roddenberry Foundation
"Gene Roddenberry, through compassion and creativity, brought to his audiences meaningful and thought-provoking science fiction. His aim was to push people to 'think, question and challenge the status quo of the world in which we live' with the intention of creating ‘a brighter future'… Eugene 'Rod' Roddenberry took his father's philosophy to heart and in 2010 decided to harness the inspiration and build on the values embodied by Gene's ideals by establishing The Roddenberry Foundation… and building the Roddenberry legacy beyond the Star Trek universe, turning science fiction into science fact, and creating tangible and meaningful change in communities."
"Mission" and "Foundation," (accessed Mar. 25, 2015)

Arthur N. Rupe Foundation
Arthur N. Rupe Foundation
"The Arthur N. Rupe Foundation is dedicated to achieving positive social change by shining the light of truth on critical and controversial issues through the support of scholarly studies, education, research, and public debates, and by the dissemination of the results via a variety of media to all segments of the public."
Homepage, (accessed Sep. 18, 2017)

Gold Level
$10,000 - $24,999

John Abele

Anonymous Foundation Donor (New York)

"Credo Reference is an information skills solutions provider that serves libraries worldwide. We build platforms and instructional materials that enable the flexible configuration of content, technology and services for the purpose of connecting learners, faculty and teachers, librarians and publishers. Credo promotes knowledge building, problem solving and critical thinking to give people the information skills necessary for success throughout their academic, professional and personal lives."
"About Credo," (accessed Jan. 10, 2018)

Education Next
is a quarterly journal of opinion and research that bases its editorial policy on the premise that the education sector is ripe for major change and reform. New content is available daily on their blog. (accessed Nov. 19, 2015)

Michael Eisner

Frank Giustra

Michael Klein Foundation

National Conversation Project
National Conversation Project
"National Conversation Project seeks to mend the frayed fabric of America by bridging divides one conversation at a time. We promote monthly conversation opportunities as well as National Weeks of Conversation inviting people of all stripes to revitalize America together. NCP aggregates, aligns, and amplifies the efforts of more than 100 hosting partners to mainstream conversations in which we listen first to understand."
"Revitalizing America Together," (accessed Sep. 25, 2018)

Participant Media

Participant Media
"Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant Media’s ( content combines the power of a good story well told with opportunities for real world impact and awareness around the most pressing global issues of our time. As an industry content leader, Participant annually produces up to six narrative feature films, five documentary films, three episodic television series, and more than 40 hours of digital short form programming, through its digital subsidiary SoulPancake—all aimed at entertainment that inspires social awareness and engaging audiences to participate in positive social change... Through its worldwide network of traditional and digital distribution, aligned with partnerships with key non-profit and NGO organizations, Participant is positioned uniquely within the industry to engage a rapidly growing audience while bringing global awareness and action to today’s most vital issues."
Participant Media, (accessed Nov. 2, 2018)

The Rose Hills Foundation

Stan Shimohara

Todd M. Morgan Foundation

Silver Level
$1,000 - $9,999



Mark & Susan Babst

Howard & Karen Baldwin

Janet Baszile

Rocky Butler

By Discount Codes

ChameleonJohn Coupons

Customer Service Contact Number

Film Finances

Neil Getz

Jack Girardi

J. Gorman

Eric Gutshall

Jeff Harris

Cynthia Hirschhorn

R. Howard

Steve Ivy

Jimmy Janacek

Pamela Lange

B. & M. Markoff

Jadwiga Markoff

Gordon McWilliams

My First Blush

Personalized by Kate

Official Coupon Code

Chris Paskach

The Peckham Family Foundation

PromoCodeWatch LLC

Jay Rakow

Deb Richard

San Miguelito Partners

The Skyscrape Foundation

Clayton Smith

Steve Sparks

Shirley E. Starke-Wallace

Gwendolyn Teruya

Travel Ticker

Ben Wegbreit


Bronze Level
$100 - $999

Brooks Adams
Jean Adelsman
Jaleh Akhavan
Kamy Akhavan
Amanda Alegria
Dennis V. Alfieri
H.E. Alexander
Pamela Ann
Jerry Aschoff
Amazon Foundation
Peter Anderson
Robert Aranoff
D. Arend
Artists for Literacy
Kira Asatryan
W. Atkinson
R. Austin
M. Baxter
P. Bentley
David Betts
M. Bray
P. & C. Belcher
Kathleen Blair
T. Blanchard
Mark Brower
J. Brown
Paul Buck
Anonymous in memory of Elizabeth Cain
Judy Brown Caro
Susan Casero
K. Chatman
F. Chagani
Glena Cheng
Ellen Chestnut in memory of Aunt Rose Goldmintz
Tricia Cole
Alexander Conrad
K. Corrigan
Wilson & Nancy Coudon
Ryan Crownholm
Jason Crystal
M. Del Castillo
Sauli Danpour
Joanne Dillon
M. Divirgilio
Elizabeth Dorsey
G. Dyer
J. Dyhengco
Mary Eberle
M. Eddy
W. Eddy
L. Edwards
Robert Eisele
Eisner Foundation
The Elite OC
Donald Ellis
Safika ErSelcuk
Crystal Frierson
A. Frisoni
F. Galang
R. Garrard
Ruthann Geer
M. George
Andrew Glew
Gayle Goodman
Jack Gorman
Jeannie Gorman
David Gray
M. Gutierrez
Eric Gutshall
S. Hall
A. Hamilton
Arthur Morgan, in honor of Jeff Harris
Judith Hansen
Aileen Hedjazi
Help Crush Sam’s Cancer
Diana Hendel
Michelle Herczog
J. Hernandez
J. Hiatt
Erica and Richard Hiersteiner
M. Hill
D. Hohmeyer
L Michael Howell
T. Hussain
Cindy Hwang
H. Ickes
M. Isaac
Deirdre Jameson
Mark Jason
C. T. Jones
K. Kanz
Harmon Kaslow
R. Katz
Andrew Kim
Lea Ann King
Sandy Klein
K. Knecht
Kathleen Kovacs
Carol Kozeracki
Alex Kozinski
John Kurtz
Patricia Latta
A. Lay
W. Lindenmuth
R. Loeffler
David Loughnot
Ed Lynch
Ed Lynch in memory of PFC Charles Edward Lynch
Meredith Lynn
C. Mackay
Philip and Sally Magaram
Daniel Mannion
Milton Mankoff
J. Marcus
William McClellan
Bruce McNall, in memory of Alan Thicke
J. Merrill
Theo Meuris
Scott Miller
James Mitchell
D. Morley
J. Myers
E. Nadelmann
Sheri Neuberg
Raymond Neutra
John Newman
D. Nixon
Casey O'Neal
E. Parent
Larry Paulson
Ricardo Perez
Donn Peters
V. Peterson
Lisa Pfost
D. Price
Mitchell Rabkin
S. Louis Rathje
M. Reeves
Renaissance Charitable Foundation
Sondra Ricar
Amanda Roncevich
M. Rooney
H. Rubin
Ryan Sakamoto
Edward Sawicki
R. Schofield
Freda Shen
Larry Shuman
Anne Sipos
Helen Sosa
Lon Springer
S. Sprinkle
Nancy Starr
Pete Stoppani
Tom Stluak
David Suissa
J. Sullivan
B. Swanson
D. Thompson
Gary Thornell
Richard Tomlinson
R. Towbridge
G. Tsankov
Margo Ungricht
Luke Van
M. Wallace
A. Wells
R. Werbylo
K. Wilson
Y. Yeh
M. Zwelling