by Jonathan Hanen
Capital Research Center
February 06, 2014
Foundation Watch
The Joyce Foundation’s endowment came from David Joyce, a lumber magnate who believed in the American system of free enterprise. Today the foundation that lives off his wealth is a hotbed of trendy, left-wing thinking and grant-making. It funds efforts to hurt the lumber industry, turn schools into union-controlled sources of Democratic Party patronage, block Americans’ gun rights, and constrict economic freedoms. Barack Obama sat on its board from 1994 to 2002, and directed the foundation’s money to causes Joyce almost certainly would not have favored.

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