The Colcom Foundation- Funding the Hate

In examining the coverage of the rise of anti-immigrant sentiment in the US, it is readily apparent that the bulk of the majority of groups involved with the day-to-day workings of this movement are interrelated.
Most of these groups share personnel, support the work of each other and draw their funding and strategic direction from John Tanton.
A famous John Tanton quote:

John Tanton: "

“I’ve come to the point of view that for European-American society and culture to persist requires a European-American majority, and a clear one at that.” – Dec. 10, 1993, letter to the late Garrett Hardin, a controversial ecology professor

In the course of noticing these patterns it is well known who Tanton is funding, but who funds John Tanton?
Inspired by a tip and an article posted last year about the G8 in Pittburgh, our investigations lead directly to the Colcom Foundation.

Wealthy Racist Heiress and Source of the Colcom Foundation: Cordelia Scaife May

Created by Cordelia Scaife May, Mellon heiress and sister of of unhinged right-wing ideologue Richard Mellon-Scaife, Colcom was founded by Cordelia after her exposure to the writings of Margaret Sanger. Its intent was to provide education about environmental issues and their relationship to overpopulation, but Cordelia thought to apply these ideas to attack immigration.
Colcom is set up as a charitable organization, so its financial records are open for the public to examine (a free registration to GuideStar is required, however); it is here one can discover the truth about Colcom.
On the board of this foundation is Timothy M. Inglis, Donna M. Panazzi, Michael M. Strueber, John S. Barsott. Their main contact and Vice President is John F. Rohe, who is a noted anti-immigration writer and advocate attorney for hate speech.

From 2006 to 2009, 55% of all of Colcom’s donations went to explicitly anti-immigrant organizations or individuals, most of those related to Willis Carto’s friend and apparatchik John Tanton

Willis Carto Comes Out to Support Fellow Neo-Nazi and Holocaust Denier Ernst Zundel in DC

“>HERE is the breakdown of Colcom’s donations between 2006 and 2009.


The projects and causes cited are ones that are directly related to the anti-immigration dialogue or to John Tanton. Follow these links to view their 1099 forms for 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Colcom’s donations to anti-immigrant groups, 2006 through 2009.

It is important to note that for 2006, 2007 and 2008, Colcom made no donations to any organization related to the pro-choice movement or Planned Parenthood; this underscores the fact that Colcom is not interested in supporting the pro-choice movement, but has instead taken a warped and distorted extrapolation of Margaret Sanger’s works. It is also important to note that Colcom donates its money not only to organizations that oppose “illegal” immigration, but also to organizations that favor drastically reduced levels of all immigration– legal or otherwise.

The major funding source for the bulk of the anti-immigrant movement is one foundation, filtered through the auspices of John Tanton. This accounts for message cohesion, but constitutes nothing less than well funded astroturf.

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2 responses to “The Colcom Foundation- Funding the Hate

  1. Tyrone mixon

    See, this is why we have retirement. Old people are suppose to go away and rest. Not keep shit going. Juvenile yes, but true. It’s called letting new ideas come forward.

    • ladylibertyslamp

      What happened is she died and left $400 million to this foundation.

      Now, you and I could find much better use for $400 million than to play eugenic Nazis against the immigrant community, but I don’t think the keepers of her funds will go along with us….