i was unaware that this group supported anti-gun efforts. I've been a contributor to their Courage to Resist project, but won't be contributing further to this organization.
The Gun Control March is using this charities tax # . From the Marches website on Rally.org I found the following "all gifts of $250 or more will receive a tax letter from the Alliance for Global Justice." (https://rally.org/marchonwashingtonforguncontrol)
AFGJ is not easily categorized by charity navigator standards. The board and staff work as a collective for example. The staff gets paid the same living wage, which is low considering two staff members have 25 years each with the organization. You have to be dedicated to do this kind of work and they work all the time. I've done projects with AFGJ and read their emails, they are a solidarity organization that takes it seriously, knowing that there have been times when their ability to keep watch has saved lives. If you want to give to a charity that does amazing work with incredible integrity then AFGJ is for you. The whole George Soros thing is a load of bs, the right wing does hate AFGJ but so do billionaires like Soros. AFGJ does what it does, a movement organization, sometimes on policy sometimes on grassroots organizing and always there to support the work of others. They never do anything alone if they can do it with others.
Review from CharityNavigator
The person who doesn't like George Soros has also misinterpreted our 990. The 30K and 10K board members who she thinks are being compensated for one hour of work are actually staff members who are also on the board. We receive no compensation for our board work, nor do any of the non-staff board members. We do receive relatively low wages for our staff work. And, buy the way, although I think some of our fiscally sponsored groups have occasionally received support from a Soros foundation, AfGJ has never received any support, financial or otherwise, from any Soros entity. The review appears to have been written because reviewer doesn't agree with our politics.
This NFP is a fraud at worst and very shady at best. It has 2 employees that receive over $30K and $10K, respectively, in salary with only 1 hour worked per the Form 990. Also, the first reviewer lists himself as a donor but is included on the organization's website. How's that for transparency?
The Alliance for Global Justice is doing wonderful work. This very efficient organization does much to educate us about the issues that are very important in our relationship with the huge number of people living in severe poverty in our world. The AFGJ helps coordinate many organizations that result in good relations and proper sensitivity to many nations such as Nicaragua where our country has had a history of such a poor job of foreign policy. I have volunteered and made visits with groups with AFGJ and thus experienced first hand the great work that is being done and is in need of much more support. Cheers for AFGJ. George Pauk