Overview: The Allegheny Foundation is one of a group of three grantors known collectively as the Scaife Foundations. The Foundation “concentrates its giving in the Western Pennsylvania area and confines most of its grant awards to programs for historic preservation, civic development and education.” Over a five-year period, $600,000 was gifted to the David Horowitz Freedom Center whose eponymously named president believes Islam “is a sick death cult.” The Freedom Center lists anti-Muslim activist Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch, a key organization in the U.S. Islamophobia Network, among its projects.
The New York-based Randolph Foundation was originally a trust of the Smith Richardson Foundation but became its own distinct entity around 1993. The foundation has granted money to a number of organizations in the inner core of the U.S. Islamophobia Network.
Between 2011 and 2013, the foundation provided $140,000 in funds to groups dedicated to spreading anti-Islam bias. Recipients of these grants include the David Horowitz Freedom Center, the Middle East Forum, and the Middle East Media Research Institute.