American billionaire Fred Stanback donates hundreds of millions of dollars to controversial leftist causes such as environmentalism, abortion, sterilization, and other tools of population control.
Stanback’s millions are channeled through a “donor-advised fund” called the Foundation for the Carolinas (FFTC). These funds allow the wealthiest to channel charitable contributions anonymously, according to The Washington Free Beacon of Sept. 25.
FFTC is funded by 2,700 individuals and organizations. It discloses where the donations go but is not required to publish how much an individual donor like Stanback gave or where he wanted his contribution sent.
Stanback is a nonagenarian billionaire from North Carolina whose ideology, described by researcher Ken Brown as misanthropic, has led a Knoxville News reporter to call him an “anti-humanist environmentalist,” according to Capital Research Center.
One of its most assiduous beneficiaries is the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), the main opponent of the Trump administration for revising environmental regulations, in addition to being one of the biggest supporters of abortion, sterilization, and other population control tools.
SELC considers Stanback and his wife two of its “most loyal friends.” SELC has received at least $200 million from them over two decades.
SELC’s activities include blocking the Trump administration’s proposal to revise a 1970s environmental law. For this campaign, it is working with the leftist environmental groups the Sierra Club and Sunrise Movement.
It is also trying to interfere with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reforms and the Clean Water Act.
A representative for the FFTC does not disclose the potential holders of the funds, but said that Stanback donated $400 million in 2014.
Stanback contributed nearly $33 million to Population Connection, entomologist Paul Ehrlich’s group, who predicted in 1968 in his book “The Population Bomb” a “population explosion” that would cause world famine in the 1970s.
The alarm caused by this work ignited a mass sterilization campaign aimed at the developing world.
Stanback and his wife are also sponsors of Planned Parenthood, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
Eighty-four percent of their donations since 1987 have gone to Democrats, including current North Carolina Senate candidate Cal Cunningham, Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, and the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and John Kerry, according to Capital Research Center.