(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) A large dark-money nonprofit, known as the New Venture Fund, is facing an onslaught of lawsuits with employees claiming they faced racist and discriminatory behavior in the workplace.
Former employees allege that the New Venture Fund, which is connected to Arabella Advisors and the Clintons, paid black women less than other employees. The employees also alleged that they were more likely to be fired for speaking out against discrimination and were “subjected to racial harassment.”
According to the Daily Caller, the lawsuits are being waged by Francesca Weaks and Sarah Walker because the company’s goal of “Creating a workplace where diverse people, cultures, and perspectives are welcome,” in their mind, did not hold up for black employees.
“It soon became obvious there was a custom of leaders speaking over Black individuals when they were speaking about race, diversity, and equity,” Weaks said in the lawsuit.
She also accused the organization of “unethical and racist practice,” for terminating her contract.
The New Venture Fund said it will “conduct investigations into all allegations of wrongdoing,” and reiterated that it was “committed to creating a workplace where diverse people, cultures, and perspectives are welcome.”
In the other suit, Walker accused the company of financial fraud and discrimination, reporting “numerous” violations of the Internal Revenue Code and ultimately endangering the company’s status as a tax-exempt nonprofit.
In 2021, the New Venture Fund’s total assets came to $1,118,219,688, making the organization the largest nonprofit in the Arabella group. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation all donate to the fund.
Arabella Advisors is a conglomeration of nonprofits that collect donations and, in turn, supports left-wing causes and politicians. By effectively acting as an intermediary, it has notoriously shielded many of its big-money donors from recognition or liability that they might otherwise encounter due to their political meddling.
Recently the group launched a project, paid for by the New Venture Fund, to research and root out what they deem to be “misinformation.” The research endeavors to accuse conservatives of turning away from the democratic system and the impacts of “misinformation” on the conservative mind.