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Scaife's Grants

Search below for grants from charities controlled by Richard M. Scaife. Some recipients are classified in more than one category. The "Conservative Top 40" are the top recipients involved in conservative, free-market or anti-communist activities. See full explanations of the categories and the database.

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1959 - present
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Funding Father of Right
Part One: May 2, 1999
Richard Mellon Scaife, the Pittsburgh billionaire who has financed numerous anti-Clinton activities, helped fund the creation of the modern conservative movement in America. By compiling a computerized record of nearly all his contributions over four decades, The Washington Post found that Scaife and his family's charitable entities played a central role in the rise of the right, giving at least $340 million to conservative causes and institutions.
'Arkansas Project' Raised Scaife's Profile
Scaife's Conservative 'Top 40'
Where Scaife's Money Came From

Money, Family Name Shaped Scaife
Part Two: May 3, 1999
Those who know Richard Mellon Scaife, the conservative Pittsburgh billionaire whose philanthropic activities helped reshape American politics, say his anxieties over money have disrupted his relations with other people, including his family.
Scaife Tried to Launch Conservative D.C. Newspaper

'Clinton Accused' Key Player (
Scaife Probes Background of Suicide (March 15, 1999)
Scaife Denies Ties to 'Conspiracy,' Starr (Dec. 17, 1998)
Anti-Clinton Billionaire Testifies (Sept. 29, 1998)
Foundation Gave to Anti-Clinton Group (June 10, 1998)
A Cloud Over Starr Witness (April 19, 1998)
Starr Declines Pepperdine Job (April 17, 1998)

On the Web
Scaife Foundations: Annual reports of the Sarah Scaife Foundation, the Scaife Family Foundation, the Allegheny Foundation and the Carthage Foundation

Heritage Foundation Directory of Public Policy Organizations: Searchable directory includes information on some Scaife recipients listed in The Post's database on this page.

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