Becker Foundation

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The Newton D. & Rochelle F. Becker Foundation, Newton and Rochelle Becker Family Foundation, and Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust is a group philanthropic organizations that channels their donations "to the Jewish community, particularly Jewish organizations and programs that combat media bias against Israel and the Jewish people, Israel advocacy, and democracy defense." [1] The Center for American Progress has reported that the Becker Foundation has made substantial donations to groups that are currently promoting anti-Islamic hysteria in the United States. [1]

Funding of Islamophobia

Between 2001 and 2009, the Becker Foundation donated $1,136,000 to Islamophobic organizations, some of which included the Investigative Project on Terrorism, the Counterterrorism & Security Education and Research Foundation, the Middle East Forum, the Center for Security Policy, the Clarion Fund, the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and Act! For America.[1]

Board Members


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wajahat Ali, Eli Clifton, Matthew Duss, Lee Fang, Scott Keyes, and Faiz Shakir, "Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America, Center for American Progress, August 2011.