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2017 Table of Contents Continues Themes From 2016. See TOC for: (1) 2017 now thru Sept. 21; (2) 2016 All; and (3) Sept. 2012 – June 2014, Reverse Chrono, and (4) See Also More Info Below. [First published Jan. 9 2017, last updated 9/30/2017]

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(Rev. 09/24/2017 (format/appearance changes, adding TOC entries since March 2017)

For 2017 Link to this post for this year22017 Table of Contents Continues Themes From 2016. See TOC for: (1) 2017 now thru March Sept. 21; (2) 2016 All; (3) Sept. 2012 – June 2014, Reverse Chrono, and (4) See Also More Info Below. (case-sensitive, WordPress-generated shortlink-ends 5qZ, first published Jan. 9, 2017, second half of post title and substantial updates added in late September, 2017).

The Table for 2017 (with the last three of 2016 for continuity of a certain theme) is near the bottom of this page. It is current through September, October 8, 2017. You will see the header to 2016 with 3 rows, the header for 2017 and 53 54 rows followed by some more blanks.  That’s one of several ways to access posts for 2017. It looks like this  (notice the last entry pictured represents the post you’re looking at, “Row 3” for 2017):

Click to enlarge. Excerpt from Jan. 9, 2017 post explaining TOC navigation. If you don’t want to mess with uploaded pdfs or anything complex, find this part of the post and browse at least last three posts of 2016 and all of 2017’s posts. Other years (and links to them) are also discussed below.

 

Meanwhile, the “10 most recent posts” section on right sidebar is helpful for 2017, or if you’re handy with scroll or page-down functions (but not recommended on cell phone) go to the top of this blog (just: “FamilyCourtMatters.org“), scroll down below the several sticky posts with their abbreviated lead-ins  (i.e.,with “Read More….” links) realizing that the lower down = earlier posts.

As the title indicates, the Tables (plural) of Contents (“TOC”) are in three sections:  <> 2017 through March, <> 2016 (all of it), and <>Sept., 2012 – June, 2014.  Post title also signals that besides the tables of contents, this post has <> more info below.  

The next three links pull up those three TOC for better browsing in a form whereby any post displayed on that table can be reached by clicking on its name after clicking on the link to bring up the pdf.  The next inset box is just in case a little vocabulary might further help navigate what follows.

If you’re already computer fluent, my explanations below may be just plain annoying.  Maybe skip this section!

However if you somehow missed the hands-on access to computers stage of life, or find  email, copying a web address or texting is a real stretch, I still suggest getting your hands on (practice on something indestructible first!) is the best way to learn, but I listed some key words here, an informal glossary, and my understanding of them from usage.

I have friends my age and older whose software/hardware viewing device (desktop, laptop, tablet, cell-phone) sporadically limited fluency levels relate less to their intelligence or academic achievements (often enough far above mine in both categories) than their functional needs to master only certain aspects of the computer hardware, software, and the vocabulary to go with it.  I have plenty of background in different softwares and translating them into common-usage, unfortunately including softwares whose corporate owners later get bought out and/or shut down (i.e., become obsolete).

My own social media skills are underdeveloped through atrophy — I’d rather be researching, writing, and blogging… I realize the value, but can only focus on so much at a time. Perhaps as this part gets more organized, streamlined (or a completed work, basically) I may develop those skills.

The blogging here is mostly self-taught and frustrating for someone used to more formatting control.  I’m no web developer or computer programmer, but find the more “user-friendly” many softwares are, the less flexibility and specific detail. In other words, built-in but unannounced short-cuts created for ease of use sometimes work against my presentation purposes.  Typically, I’ll not be on the most high-end software, but whatever software I’m on (including former full-time, production-based-pay work environments) edge the dynosaur to perform functions it wasn’t designed for, really….A few times I was able to persuade employers it was time to upgrade, and made that happen.


SHOWING ANNOTATED IMAGES IN A BLOG: So… while many people knew on their own platforms a variety of ways to upload images to blogs (whether scribd, or otherwise), and could tell me how it was done, I somehow didn’t pick up on this until someone helped me do it on WordPress — at which time I was able to produce annotated tax returns, making for more work, but better “show-and-tell” of things that wouldn’t be otherwise visible to readers unless they were willing to click on the links I’d provided.  That was only about Fall 2016, which may be why this January 2017 post laboriously explains and re-explains the (for this blog) new “phenomenon.”   ALSO … In the blogging gap of 2015, I was working on presenting some of the complex material I write about on word-processing printed to pdf for emailed communications to others. Because the header/footer/margins, these documents were sometimes too long, and managing the images and tables within them was another skill to be developed (trial and error, mostly, too).


I previously (and still) could also bring logos onto this post for visuals about some organization I’m talking about — but organization websites, especially nonprofits, tend to get periodic “facelifts” and not always leave a trail (a “redirect” from old to new website) meaning many of my older posts have dysfunctional links to images loaded direct from some external  (not on this blog) website.  To overcome that situation, screenprints and/or pdfs from a website (including my own blog) while they take longer to create, annotate, upload to blog library, add/format a caption, and download to individual posts [adjust caption, adjust layout if needed], are excellent because  as screenprints or pdfs, they can be stored, with cautions as to any copyrights, on my own device (computer) and so not leave broken links to someone else’s.  In general, if I use pdfs they will be multi-page (for example, taken from public-access information at a California Office of Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts regarding some entity) The thing is, they aren’t images, so I tend to combine both methods these days.

In other words, I am still in hands-on learning mode also — always, with some coaching or tips where they might be found!


Key words in keeping it straight might be:  “post” (you’re reading one), “table” (a dynamic format within a post showing the table of contents, with active links), “pdf” (stands for “Portable Document Format”) and “images,” or “screenprints” which here, includes images of the “pdfs” of my list of all the posts.  (….this text continued on the next image.  Click image to read more verbal descriptions of what you can click on, all over the internet (and below)… (!)… Text for this section then concludes to right of the image with “The word “table” is thus used here in three different senses.”)

(Click Image as needed to Enlarge) “Key words in keeping it straight might be: “post” (you’re reading one), “table” (a dynamic format within a post showing the table of contents, with active links), “pdf” (stands for “Portable Document Format”) and “images,” or “screenprints” which here, includes images of the “pdfs” of my list of all the posts.” [The image here is to reduce on-post verbiage that doesn’t apply to all readers…I wrote it, screen-printed it, uploaded it to the blog, down-loaded it to this post, and for all that, got to shorten a few vertical inches of my own prose  🙂 .. .//LGH]

The word “table” is thus used here in three different senses:  Table of Contents (generic), “table format” within the post, which is a kind of software term and as I constructed it, includes active links on post titles; and “table” within the word processing document (to which I also manually added those active links to post titles (!).

 

PDF #1Table of Contents Last Three of 2016 through September 21, 2017,5pp <==Click title to view 5-pg doc’t. then click on any post title to go to that post (pdf format, showing in 8X11 page installments).***

PDF #2: Table of Contents, 2016, all (several pages, 52 posts), Click on any post title to access that post. (pdf format, showing in 8X11 page installments).

[No posts were published in this time gap, from June 29, 2014 – January 22, 2016.]

PDF #3: Table of Contents, June 29, 2014 reverse chrono to Sept. 24, 2012 (37 pages, about 140 posts), same viewing instructions (pdf format, showing in 8X11 page installments).  This being so much longer, has different sections. . . The table of contents (therein) is on pp. 4-20. FYI. The front and end matter contain narrative (blog) substance, not just “navigation” instructions.  I’ll show in more detail below.

So, I just gave labeled links to three pdfs representing the three different TOCs in their paginated formats.  They may be also viewed directly from pre-existing POSTS containing tables — and more juicy information on the posts beside the tables of contents.

Links to these three posts with their full titles are here, but will also appear below with more explanations.  Notice that while I’m posting three different tables for the same time spans, respectively, filenames for pdfs vs. posts differ. So does extra material — Each platform (post vs. pdf) in addition to the names of each post and links to it will have different written substance. This supplementary material (whether on pdf or on post) may be either an index of the tags, or other narratives on specific major topics.  It’s there because it’s important.

So, the actual Table contents (numbers, names of posts and dates) from pdf to post should match 1:1 but the “extras” will not, and both are in my opinion worth reading.

So here are the links to those posts asscoiated with the the three pdfs just identified above):

 

2017, ALL (with overlap of the last three posts of 2016)

(You’re already on that post, “POST #1” in this list).

New post published Oct. 3 and entered into the table on this post below, but not onto the underlying  “pdf” versions of 2017; this would not be an effective use of my time, especially as recent posts also display in the sidebars.

 

2016, ALL:

POST #2:  Link to TOC 2016 & that post’s revised title:  {1}Table of Contents 2016 (52 posts Jan. 23 – Dec. 13, 2016) with {2} Intro on First 5 Years Fund(ing), incl. but not limited to Tobacco Lawsuit Settlement Payouts + Warren Buffett’s “Ounce of Prevention Fund”(IL) and {3} Appendix of Tags from some Critical-to-Understand Posts  I closed out 2016 with an average of one post a week (52 posts total). 

The appendix of tags may be especially helpful, and contain additional commentary.

 

{{ 2015 = N/A.  I didn’t publish any posts in 2015, or the last half of 2014. }}

 

2014-2012 Reverse Chrono Order, ALL:

POST #3: For 6/2014 and earlier, back to 9/2012 ==>: My Posts, Just the List (June 29, 2014..back to Sept. 24, 2012. From Jan. 23, 2016 forward now available @ “Table of Contents 2016 ONLY” Post)

These links are repeated below also, with their related pdfs and images…i.e., more explanation. You now have all the posts and all the pdfs for the three Tables of contents.  Below, besides the actual table for 2017 (with last three of 2016 as I indicated) is still more helpful information, including IMAGES (preview of the pdf material) and some other points of reference.

There will be some repetition (explanation of the, new-to-me at the time, process of linking pds and their images to posts on this blog).

For any post dated before Sept. 24, 2012  — use this blog’s Archives function (top right) and pick a month from the drop-down menu; once it’s showing, click on any date that shows a hyperlink (underlined).   Unfortunately that doesn’t provide a preview of post titles.  Or, if you have keywords, or a post title, simply do a basic web search — it may come up still! I still sometimes will be looking for more information on a specific grant, or grantee, or topic, and find my own posts come up in the search results.


 

On this post, I also show:

  • The last three posts of 2016 in a short table, and in a continuous table (vs. 8×11″ paginated and with headers and fo7oters) TOC 2017 (which I’ll be working on, to add posts after March 21, 2017.  Current updates to this continuous table are through Sept. 21, 2017 (=current as of Sept. 27, 2017) — but this doesn’t include the related pdfs or images already posted, which updates are separate processes to produce.)
  • Preview images of the various TOC’s pages, and
  • Links to the two other posts (for the 2016 all and for the 2012-2014 tables) where these were originally (i.e., this would display them also in continuous table format vs. paginated and on a pdf)each post would also no doubt have more blogging substance as well; keeping my mouth shut for long on the issues is not a long suit…. Images to go with the pdfs also found there. The pdf (8X11 inch format, paginated) for the 2012-2014 TOC is substantial (long!) with different sections, which is explained.
    • I just added those links in a section right below the three TOC pdfs above.
  • SOME other narrative/descriptive substance on themes, topics or organizations of ongoing interest to me as a public-interest, investigative blogger also below all that (towards end of post).

Currently I have published more than 720 posts since 2009, and periodically add pages (about 40 published so far) related to the over-arching themes. Some pages will show on the sidebar.



Blog followers will by now (later 2017) be used to both image and pdf format in supplying documentations.  The following bullets are simply explaining that images (screenprints of existing documents, i.e., the TOC I made) below reflect pdfs readers may click on, find every post title is an active link which leads directly to that post.  I provided screenprints, images, of the documents with those active links for an easier display or browsing without clicking on anything.  If that format is still uncomfortable, keep scrolling down to where the TOC is shown in table format and (for the other years) click on the posts for those years, which will also (as I recall) have the tables in such a format.  Valuable material in addition to the actual list (table) of posts remains on the 2016 post.

  • I included below on this post some images of the actual TOC 2016 (minus the extra narratives), which copied into a word-processing document, formatted, then “printed to pdf.” Printing to pdf and loading that pdf onto the blog (accessible by a single click on the link I provide) produces a document in which every post in that table can be accessed by clicking on its name.  On every row, the post’s underlined title is an active link to the post, whether viewed here, or viewed on the uploaded pdf (8.5X11) format
    • This sounds more complex than it is.  Anyhow, after those images and the “access” link comes the Table for 2017, towards the end of this (so far, short) post.
  • As before, the right sidebar will display titles and links to only the last few posts.  I have it set to only eight.  The blog as a whole contains about 670 over 720 posts.

(Some of the pdfs here are repetitive because I pulled the links to the top of this post, however I’m leaving them in nearby the images.)


Here’s a link to the five-page pdf of TOC 2017 in 8.5X11 pdf form (current through Sept. 21, 2017, Row 53).  It includes the last three posts from 2016 too

Updated (9/29/2017) images for all five (5) pages follow. I’ll also add the pdf to each image as a “custom link”  so if you click the image, you get the whole thing.  (It’s only 5 pages, after all!).  You may notice I circled a few posts and highlit a few rows differently to show just either posts that introduced a new page (maroon, rows are back-lit mustard yellow), or were which I added during this process to the seven “sticky” posts at the top of the page (bright blue oval, rows are backlit a sort of gradient steel-blue to white). So now there were nine (9) total sticky posts at the top of the blog.

I don’t like cluttering up the top of the blog, so if they’re in that position, they’re important!

Again:  post links are not clickable on “images” but (in this case) if you click on my images to get to the underlying 5-page pdf (for 2017 so far), those post titles ARE clickable/active links.

Showing Page 1 of 5,. (Click image to access the 5-page pdf and from there any post title is clickable to read that post.)

(older versions) <==toc-2017-@ feb-8-2017  <==TOC 2017 @ through March 21, 2017

Showing Page 2 of 5, Rows 6 – 18. (Click image to access the 5-page pdf and from there any post title is clickable to read that post.). NOTE!  Corrected shortlink (and updated title) for Row 6 “Vital Links/Sticky Posts” is: Vital Info: “Sticky” Posts (Now Listed Here)   [Publ. 2/9/2017, rev. 5/26, 6/19, and 10/1/2017]”. The Table 2017 on this post has it correct, but the uploaded pdfs (in all cases/custom links added to FY2017 images on this post) do not — there’d been a typo in the part of url which should’ve read “psBXH,” not “psBHX.” It can also easily be accessed by date, and at any rate is only the third post from the top on the blog, since I added two more “Sticky” ones, which now occupy positions #1 and 2 at top of the blot.….

Showing Page 3 of 5, rows 19-32. (Click image to access the 5-page pdf and from there any post title is clickable to read that post.)

Showing Page 4 of 5, Rows 33 – 46. (Click image to access the 5-page pdf and from there any post title is clickable to read that post.)

 

Showing Page 5 of 5, Rows 47 – 53 (Row 52 circled because that post introduces (and contains a link to) a new page also). (Click image to access the 5-page pdf and from there any post title is clickable to read that post.)


Above — Images. Below — Table of Contents directly on the post (In two tables: “Last Three Posts of 2016” 3 rows, and “2017, All Posts January 1 through September 21,” 53 rows + some blank rows).

ALSO:

Below the table is more discussion of the three TOC posts, links to the posts, their pdfs and their images (for the earliest one, only sample images — it’s 37 pages in all!) to go with them (similar to what you see above), and some other narrative/tables/images, such as on “50 Largest Foundations” from “PIOnline.com” (Pensions & Investments, actually Endnote #12 from my TOC for 2014-2012, image of p. 32 of 37), and a bit on “CENIC,” (Corporation Education Network Initiatives in California, EIN# 94-3289022, FY2015 Total Gross Assets, $89 Million) who was one of the visitors to my blog I looked up, some comments on JDAI (Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative) and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and so forth.

CENIC is food for thought also on how the high-speed, school-system (Public K-12 and university) are interconnected within this state, and I’m sure similarly in other states — and how this is funded.  CENIC’s revenues and assets over the past dozen years have expanded dramatically.  While it takes some government contributions, its main revenues have been, from the start, a combination of program service revenues and/or membership fees (which are listed as Part VIII Line 2 program service revenues, not under the IRS pre-printed “membership fees” Line 1 entries).  Where the contracted work and membership fees doesn’t show up as specifically public-funded, I’m sure those development and maintenance — and leasing — costs are passed on to the public as consumers.

In addition it currently has two related entities (listed on Schedule R), one, the greatest income-producer is a CENIC LLC, and the other is a partnership (National Lambda Rail or such) listed as taxable as a corporation or partnership. So I am wondering when I look at the summary page of the tax returns and corresponding detail on Part IX (Statement of Expenses) as “lease” fees, whether these leases are to a for-profit LLC already owned by the same management.

CENIC operates “CalREN” and it just elected some new officers.  The next screenprint and quote will give the general idea of its purposes and the leadership.  Amazingly, with all this information, it does not seem to post its own financials…  CalREN also showed up as a browser name (recent visitor) to this site — perhaps because of the updates to this post, I do not really know why.

Images is followed by a quote in navy-blue borders with link to the 9/19/2017 news article on their website.  In the images, do you see anything which might conceivably link to information about its nonprofit IRS returns or financial statements for public viewing, amid all the other fascinating, useful, and colorful descriptions of its services and target / membership institutions?

Yet those documents are what tell so much about how an organization is funded, operates, grows over time, and a few other characteristics, like tendency to file on time, file accurately, or show respect to those who help fund it by complying with state registration requirements and deadlines.

I show some here, and some below the other tables and their images.

CENIC “About” top menu items. Click image to enlarge if needed.

CENIC.org – Click image to enlarge if needed. See any link on this website footer which might show financial statements or tax returns (Forms 990)?

Under “Sponsored Associates” are only 3 organizations (no links to them provided): Explora-torium (SF Bay Area people will know this one), SFJAZZ and California Academy of Sciences. This means some organization must have an “in” or be otherwise close to an existing member of CENIC; they are:

Cultural, scientific, or artistic institutions or organizations with a close tie to a Charter Associate that serves as a sponsor. Sponsored associates have direct access to an abbreviated portfolio of CENIC’s networks and services

Under “Auxiliary Associates,” (same described access to “abbreviated portfolio of…”) there is as of today (9/30/2017) only 1, “City of Hope” (NO link provided at CENIC, but searchable on-line) which I see is the development corporation behind a primarily a Cancer Research nonprofit, which, unlike CENIC, at least posts its Consolidated Annual Financial Statements, even several years’ worth (found under “Who We Are”) — but not its Forms 990.  City of Hope’s Consolidated Annual Financial Statements, however, are only Audited ones through Sep. 30, 2015, although several years’ worth are posted (YE Sep30 2010 – YE Sep. 30 2016).  I’m writing as of Sep. 30, 2017 so their audited financials possibly are still not really up there), according to the website description.

I took a look, however, and see that the financial statements are for an Affiliated Group (several entities) and that there are also “Auxiliaries” throughout the country.  City of Hope as a corporation refers to the development corporation of a number of (entities), so although its financials don’t seem that large, it seems that taken together they would be.  However consolidated financial statements eliminate “major inter-company accounts and transactions”  (next four annotated images).

My annotation on the image (bottom, fine blue print) mistakenly refers to members as “11,000 … 20,000” but the second number I see refers to users. See website for more info.

Click to enlarge! From the FY2014 IRS Form 990, an explanation why their royalties revenue is so high, and where Genetech fits in. EIN# 953435919.

Hospital organizations and their related foundations, research institutes, actual medical centers, and development corporations (and relationships all of the above) not my specialty; this one has my attention only as it was the sole Auxiliary Associate for an$89M (Assets) CENIC. City of Hope has (as of this year) over $1B assets; $129M invested in “Central American/Caribbean” and over $400M (which may include some of those) in “Alternative” forms. See their tax returns…. These images and any related statements are from a first-time, cursory look and point of reference only. I’ve looked at much more than am posting here, however.

  CENIC (not “City of Hope”) screenprints and quotations, cont’d.—

CENIC page, partial (click image to access) with brief activities statement and invitation to choose from a four-item menu of other promotional downloads. Icons prevail over labeling (“pictures vs. print”) verbiage minimal; readers must pick from only four doors if their category isn’t immediately reflected in titles, and whether or not desired info is found, will be sold on the products and services.

 

CENIC Board of Directors Elects New Officers

 · RENS & NRENS
TAGS: POLICYNETWORKCENIC BOARD OF DIRECTORSCENIC

The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) is pleased to announce the election of five board members to its executive committee. CENIC connects California to the world, advancing education and research statewide by providing the world-class network essential for innovation, collaboration, and economic growth. A nonprofit organization, CENIC operates the California Research and Education Network (CalREN), a high-capacity network designed to meet the unique requirements of over 20 million users. CENIC also provides connectivity to leading-edge institutions and industry research organizations around the world, serving the public as a catalyst for a vibrant California. CENIC is governed by its members.

The Board of Directors is comprised of CENIC’s Charter Associates, the founding and governing members of CENIC. Charter Associates include** the California K–12 system, California Community Colleges, the California State University (CSU) system, California’s public libraries, the University of California system, Stanford, Caltech, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the University of Southern California (USC). The Directors meet six times per year to guide the organization, set policy, and make decisions about its future direction. Newly appointed officers include Tom Andriola and Patrick Perry, serving as Co-Chairs; Terry Walker, Vice Chair; Deborah Ludford; Treasurer; and Joe LoPiccolo, Secretary.

Tom Andriola was appointed Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the University of California System in 2013. (etc. — other officers are also described here). (Read more…)

**”Includes” (if singular, or in the plural “include”) by definition means “but not necessarily limited to”I doubt anyone would question the value of such a network and connectivity for education institutions.  However, it still is a private nonprofit with board members primarily but NOT limited to officials in public office. “Level 3 Communications” has their dark fiber lease until 2040, affecting public and private institutions throughout the state:

CENIC Extends Fiber Lease Until 2040

 · CA COMMUNITY COLLEGESCSUCULTURAL & SCIENTIFICUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIAHEALTHCAREK-12LIBRARIESPERFORMING ARTSPRIVATE SECTORPRIVATE UNIVERSITIES & NPSRENS & NRENSPACIFIC WAVE
TAGS: RESEARCHNETWORKLEVEL3FIBER LEASECENICCALREN

Berkeley & La Mirada, California – CENIC today announced an agreement to extend its fiber leases, called Indefeasible Rights of Use (IRUs), with Level 3 Communications on more than 8,000 miles of dark fiber until 2040.

This collaboration provides Level 3’s extensive fiber network to CENIC’s 11,000-member institutions statewide. Universities, schools, libraries and other cultural, scientific and arts organizations in California will continue to advance education and research statewide using the world-class CENIC network, of which Level 3’s infrastructure is an integral part. The network is essential for innovation, collaboration, and economic growth. …

END OF EXTENDED INTERRUPTION [on what’s further down re: CENIC] on TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE (continued in part, below other years’ post/images/pdf material –all is available by links near to of this post (minus the images) also….


Last Three Posts of 2016:

50 *ConnectED + MPR Associates Inc. + Gary Hoachlander, WestEd, and the US Dept. of Ed, with help from James Irvine Foundation** Nov. 18, 2016
51 4th Quarter 2016 Review, Part 1, of Who’s Pushing Things “First 5” (and K12) Public School “Transformation” (Sticky, published 12-13-2016) Dec. 13, 2016
52 4th Quarter 2016 Review, Part 2, of Who’s Pushing Things “First 5” (and K12) Public School “Transformation,” incl. Ounce of Prevention Fund (Sticky, publ. 12-13-2016) Dec. 13, 2016

2017, All Posts January 1 through September 21 October 3.

[I will add subsequent posts to this table as they are published — but will not update the associated pdf each time; it takes too long! Perhaps by the end of 4th Quarter 2017 I may update the associated pdfs linked and described above.

 TABLE OF CONTENTS, FAMILYCOURTMATTERS.org, YEAR 2017 (chrono)
 (Blank row) Jan. __ 2017
2017 Table of Contents Continues Themes from 2016 (=This post, also Row 3 below Jan. 9, same link)  n/a
Dear Readers  (2017 Themes, Ongoing Concerns) (about to publish)…(Click here, or see Row 15, for March 21)  n/a
 1 “Consulting, Training and Program Development for Public Child Welfare and Child Protection Organizations to Promote Safety, Permanency and Well Being for Abused, Neglected, and Sexually Abused Children” (Or, “A Tale of 3 Ohio Nonprofits basically run by a Board of 1 man, 1 woman, + the Perpetual-Motion Grants Recycling Operation”) 1980-2016 Jan. 1, 2017
 2 BASSC (1987), CalSWEC(1990), PCWTA (1996), CFPIC(2003)…How Many Acronyms, and Foundations (Zellerbach Family, Ford, et al.) in this Global Child Welfare Village, and why did the California Components of the CalSWEC Public/Private Partnership draw its Core Curriculum Competency Model from a funky and not-quite-honestly-reporting (1979-formed) trio of Ohio nonprofits? Jan. 5, 2017
 3 2017 Table of Contents Continues Themes from 2016 Jan.9, 2017
 4 Alert: Ready or Not, An 18,000-word, Multi-Stream, Detail-and-Documentation-filled Post is Next, Imminent, Upcoming and So Forth… Feb 5, 2017
 5 Just Say No to: Yes California, Inc. ~ Yes California Independence COMMITTEE (PAC) ~Yes California Independence CAMPAIGN ~ YesCalifornia.org ~ and “CalExit.” (And Why). [2/6/2017 + 2/7 addition] Feb. 6, 2017
 6A How Many Unified City/County Governments are there, and Since When, and WHY?  Here’s One (Wyandotte County|KCK, since 1997) Feb. 6, 2017
6B? Vital Info: “Sticky” Posts (Now Listed Here)   [Publ. 2/9/2017, rev. 5/26, 6/19, and 10/1/2017] Feb. 9, 2017
7 Progressive Language Creep Section from 2012 “Reconceptualize This” post (reviewed and reformatted 2017) Feb. 19, 2017
8 Retrospective @ 1/2017:  Beginning-of-Year Posts (“As I’ve Been Saying, Since 2009”) and an Update or Two  Feb. 21, 2017
9 OHIO.  My Oh My…  501©3, EIN#34-1376870, ACTION Ohio Coalition for Battered Women, a 1970s, deficit-ridden holdout, Still testifying – NOT, of course, about OHIO.Fatherhood.Gov (1999ff), though… Feb. 28, 2017
10 Understand Statewide “CADV” Funding (CFDAs 93591, 93592, 93671, and 93136 grants to Statewide Orgs) But Also Check Out “Family and Community Violence Prevention” (93910) in all its Male/Minority-focused Wealth — Over $99M to One Recipient under ONE Principal Investigator, Spanning 10 years — and Glory. Mar 6, 2017
11 Don’t know Who or What ~QIC-NRF ~ is?  Looks like neither do the AHA, the NFI, the ABA Center on Children and the Law, and HHS/Children’s Bureau (at least as uploaded at UCBerkeley’s School of Social Welfare CalSWEC) who collaborated on IT, then reported IT as a WHO (2010).  File under Fatherhood Engagement Absurdities — or at least, lots of anomalies —  2010 Mar. 7, 2017
12 Should the USA join the Commonwealth of Nations?  And if Not, Why Should We Allow our Elected Federal and State Officials to sponsor Coordination of Child Welfare, Domestic Violence, and Family Court|Custody Practices, as Ordered (Ordained?) by Appointed (not elected) Experts To Promote Their Personal Beliefs, Practices, and Profits? (A Few Reminders of Who’s Who) Mar. 12, 2017
13 Explaining my Inspirat’n for asking, on March 8, Internat’l Women’s Day, Should the USA Join the Commonwealth of Nations?… Mar. 17, 2017
14  Who is Foundation Press? (Started 1/22/2017, published 3/20/2017) Mar. 20, 2017
15 Dear Readers (2017 Themes and Ongoing Concerns) [started 1/19, published in part 2/19, and the whole enchilada 3/21/17] Mar. 21, 2017
16 Indicators that Both Left and Right Want Their Public Distracted, Occupied, and Entertained (engaging the Emotional versus Logical Processes) with Good Guy/Bad Guy Storytelling with Big Letters, Bright Colors and Pretty Pictures. Otherwise the Public might Actually Acquire the Basic Fiscal Literacy which underlies Good Judgment, and, in general, through Independent Action, Actually Communicate with Each Other to Achieve Economic Independence without Enslaving Others? [Publ. March 23, 2017] March 23, 2017
17 A Closer Look at “The Trade of the [previous] Century,” and some of the related Soros/Open Society Foundations, Their Ownership, Investments, and Activities (per Forms 990/990PF) March 24, 2017
18 Omidyar Entities: The Harvard/Bain/Bridgespan Consulting Model (Transform and Help Run — or own — Distressed Assets, LIKE U.S. PUBLIC SCHOOLS), Rebranded, on Steroids, and Gone Global

  • EXCERPT pp2-8 ONLY (12-10-2016 DRAFT4Feedbk! Dec 6, 2015,VEnglund – Public Still Clueless After All These Years? (BISC-MI+DV Cartel+PRWORA, 1995-2015 | Notice the Narratives but EXAMINE <==pdf from this page.  paragraphs below express my frustration.  This blog also has a section and points to previous posts on the “Family Justice Center” (now “Alliance for Hope International”) situation, in general — or, I should say, specifically (see above link):
  • This “Public Still Clueless After All These Years?”  also illustrates how tax returns often tell a very different story than press releases, or even complaints about any organization in journal form.  The financial information is simply of a different type and nature — but it STILL shows organization ethics and character.  Based on that evidence, I say my up-front summaries are accurate, as is that the public is in 2017 as in 2015, “Still Clueless After All These Years” (at least about this particular public/private partnership’s basic model and based on that model, purposes).  You can see why such shady “slosh-money-through” behavior would need a REALLY benevolent purpose, cause and association to distract from the financial realities throughout.  Probably it’s distracted many of the volunteers and some employees too, but at SOME point in time, that “stuff” will become public.  Then what?  Well, “we’ve already invested too much in the program and built up the infrastructure in city after city, what about all our employees and the clients we’re servicing?” |||  My point exactly — part of the business plan is to accelerate expansion BEFORE the public gets a serious clue what’s coming down the road at them, and at their expense, ongoing….Hardly the “democratic” and (much less the republican) form of government…Similar deal with the Bain/Bridgespan model — and Harvard University (or at least Harvard Business School // Review) agrees.  As to Public/Private Partnerships and Accelerating Social Change in the name of public welfare — the Corporation for National Service/Social Innovation Fund (I posted on it recently, and earlier in 2016) agrees too.  I guess there’s just nothing to be said about distributing representative government throughout unaccountable nonprofit networks which hook up with government agencies or entities, and then take it global.
March 30, 2017
19 Three (or Four) Famous, Privately Controlled Nonprofits Who Just Wanna Transform Public Education (and Urban Populations to Practice On) April 3, 2017
20 A Tale of Two LLCs (and One Brown University Institute): Fronting the Causes, Burying-Moving-Renaming-Abandoning/Reinstating-Geographically Dispersing and Building Umbrella Organizations (a.k.a. Shelters) for the Networks’ Actual Fiscal Identities and Relationships April 11, 2017
21 (1) Fund for Educational Excellence. (2) Foundation for Excellence in Education (or ExcelEd). (3) Alliance for Excellent Education, and (4) ConnectEd (Note the backers) and I just showed (5) Communities in Schools (Remember the subcontractors). Also Consider (6) Brown University’s AISR ~Smart Education Systems~ based on Ted [Yale, Harvard]+Nancy Sizer’s Coalition of Essential Schools. [nearly 20,000 words] April 17, 2017
22 Challenging the Annenbergs’ Public Education Challenge Grants, Still Searching for AISR@Brown as a Form 990 filer, Still Scrutinizing Why We Accept that Privately Controlled, Synched, Billion-Dollar, Tax-Exempt Foundations Care about the Public as Much as About Controlling Their Collective Assets (and the Public, Lest It Start Demanding a Better Look at the Books!) [moved here Apr. 15, published April 21,2017] April 21, 2017
23 Freedom of the Press IS on the Auction Block (Rupert Murdoch, Walter Annenberg empires: Consolidate, New Markets, Buy&amp;Sell, handle the Scandals, go public, go private, keep on trucking…) April 21, 2017
24 Challenge Fund Circuitry (Anyone ELSE want to look up $52M worth of Challenge Grants from Annenberg Foundation Year 2001?) April 26, 2017
25 Just Do it!  Do the Drill-Downs to see What Lies Beneath.  Or, Continue to “Take It On Faith” in the Multi-campus, Digitally-Driven, Public/Private Partnership Tax-Exempt Mega-Church aka the U.S.A.

Yes I did just call this entire country a multi-campus, digitally-driven, public/private partnership, tax-exempt mega-church.

May 3, 2017
26 Today’s Lesson — Show-and-Tell (and what’s not told) re: ~Annenberg Learner~ and Annenberg Foundation ~Education Initiatives~ (published May 10, 2017) May 10, 2017
27 “DISCONNECTED!” — More on ConnectEd (2006ff nonprofit) and WestEd (1995ff JPA claiming to be since 1966). Can YOU Follow the Connections, Find and Correlate the Financial Statements, and Name the EndGame(s)?  (Post added to “Sticky posts” and update added Sep 29, 2017) May 11,**** 2017
28 UCB’s Center for Cities + Schools’ (W.K.Kellogg Foundation-sponsored, 2016 promoted) ~Planning for PK-12 Infrastructure~ Initiative  [[“UCB” stands for University of California-Berkeley]] May 15, 2017
29 UCB’s CC+S (Kellogg Foundation-sponsored) 2016 PK-12 Infrastructure Planning (Education Work Group Details) ~~ Cont’d.+ (This and previous post were shorter, because I split them in two, obviously…. 🙂 ) May 15, 2017
30 The Fascinating Genealogy of Founders of the London-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) behind the Strong Cities Network (SCN) the USDOJ Attorney General in September 2015 recommended We All Join Too May 17, 2017
31 About (Here, UCB CC+S’s:) Partners, Advisors, Initiatives, Task Forces, Related Work Groups and the URGENT Need to Translate ALL Public/Private Partnership Lingo into Meaningful Bottom-Line Language to Answer ONE Question of Partners (etc.) and the Networked Whole: Honest or Dishonest?+ May 24, 2017
32 Schools for Children of the World, Inc. — Great Theme, Now Here are the Forms 990. May 24, 2017
33 Promoting Page added May 27, 2017, on “The Whole Nine Yards”: Who’s Been REstructuring the PK-12 School Planning Infrastructure; the Capital Appreciation Bonds [raising funds for school facilities] Scam; CAFRs; Unbelievably Unethical, Internationally-Conferencing 501©3s; Where University Centers, each University’s Supporting Foundations (sometimes plural); and of course Many VFFs (Very Famous Foundations) Coordinate for Cradle-to-Career GLOBAL Control (of Education) <===(“About Blog Motto”) June 1, 2017
34 School Facilities Planning Roundtables (2008 in California) and the Internationally-conferencing Trade Association Re-Branding Runaround. June 10, 2017
35 Yet Another “Recent Research Suggests” link (2015 quoting pre-2010 source) unearths Yet Another Chameleon Corp. and Its Also Recently Re-branded Partner, ALL Targeting the $20 Billion School Supplies, Facilities, Technology and “Learning Environments” Marketplace. Internationally, of Course. June 10, 2017
36 Why Bother To Unravel the Proliferation of Private Associations Representing Public Offices? Well, re: the sponsored database project SchoolMatters.com, That Might be a $10M Question for “The Council of Chief State School Officers” (CCSSO.org) in D.C., Grantee, and “The Broad Foundation,” in Los Angeles, Donor. June 16, 2017
37 Speaking of Projects and Nonprofits Funded by The Broad Foundation…. How about The Broad Institute (and its role in waging Patent Wars over CRISPR (Gene Perturbation, RNA/DNA cutting-edge research) with UCBerkeley?) June 18, 2017
38 Good Cop, Bad Cop (not to mention Camouflage) in the Federally-Funded Gender War, Classic Examples (Inset, Callout or Footnote to my other 6/24/2017 post) June 24, 2017
39 1. The War Against Women(‘s Rights) in an All-Gender World? 2. Organization Names and Name Changes Distract from their Coordinated Agenda, but Operations and Strategy Reveal Agenda (So, LOOK at the Books, and KEEP Looking). June 24, 2017
40 Do You Know Your: NGA, NCSC, NCSL, NCSEA, NCJFCJ, NCCD, NACC, and NASMHPD, not to mention ICMA? [Written Oct. 25, 2014**, split in three; this part published June 30, 2017] June 30, 2017
41 Other Considerations on the NASMHPD, MHA, and This Type of Networking (Oct. 25, 2014 post updated June/July, 2017, Publ. July 3)

click on image to see website.

July 3, 2017
42 Even More Considerations on NASMHPD (and DBSA, and NAMI), and MHA. See Also Recent Epidemic? of Attorneys-General Suing Big Pharma over the Opioid Abuse Epidemic. July 6, 2017
43 Do You Know Your…ABA, APA (Founders, History, and via their Forms 990/O or Financial Statements, As Nonprofits?), Or How the ABA from its start maneuvered around existing suffrage for “men of color” long after women also got the vote? If Not, Then You Also May Not Yet Know Your [the Public’s] Assigned Place in the Tax Continuum Pecking Order. (Oct 2014 updated + Publ. July 10, 2017, Pt. 3A)1 July 10, 2017
44 Featuring Five Vital Posts on …. Our Assigned Places in the Tax Continuum Pecking Order (from ABA, APA post update) July 12, 2017
45 State-Run Banks? At Least Two Activists Who Understand CAFRs, How Governments Stockpile Assets, Take Polar Opposite Stances on What to Do About It (Burien, Herman). And Perhaps Why..

This post just made Sticky + minor intro added Sep 27 2017. Click image to enlarge.

<==I just decided this post will be marked “STICKY,” and post closer to top of blog. It’s recent and helps pull together details on topics I’m still blogging (Sept. 2017).  Rather than “index” its tags, I’m sticking them in this table row, as a clickable-screenprint (to enlarge) for an idea of the range of topics it covers.

July 17,**** 2017
46 To Identify and UNDERstand is To Know Why (and How) to WITHstand. (The Public’s Assigned Place on the Tax Continuum Pecking Order). [from “Do You Know Your ABA, APA…?” Oct. 2014 Post Update @07/18/2017] July 18, 2017
47 The Broad Institute (MIT, Harvard, TBF*, 2008) and Stanley Family Foundation (see MBI, Inc.)-funded Center for Psychiatric Research (“schizophrenic, bi-polar”) Testing and Treatment Advocacy (“TAC”) and Gene-Editing (CRISPR-Cas9) USPTO Patent Wars with UCBerkeley et al. (written 6/15/17, posted 7/23/2017) July 23, 2017
48 Who? (Besides Harvard, MIT and Other Boston-area Institutes) is Funding and Promoting/Soliciting for Personal Genomics (volunteer your personal, identifiable, genetic code for the PGP, a global database to be shared internationally) — GET Research (fine-tuning and equipping the Nature vs. Nurture debate) as Essential for Global Public Health? (publ. 7/31/17) July 31, 2017
49 An Alternate Viewpoint on the Anti-Smoking / Smoking Causes Cancer! Campaign and its Syndicated (?) Backers incl. the Whiteheads, the Laskers, the NIH and the U.S. Congress (from SmokersHistory.com and Other Sources. See also Tobacco Lawsuits and 1998 MSA Settlement Funds ~~} American Legacy Foundation, now the so-called Truth Initiative®) (Published 8/5/2017) August 5, 2017
*50 Cont’d from my Aug. 5 post …An Alternate Viewpt. on the Anti-Smoking Campaign and its Syndicated Backers …1998 Tobacco Litigation MSA followed by the 2007 (Opinion) USDOJ RICO [started 8/7, published 8/19/17 + updated since] August 19, 2017
51 NAATPN, Inc (2000ff, Total Current Assets, $0) and Caffee, Caffee and Associates PHF, Inc. (Hattiesburg, MS, 2003ff, Total Assets $0, Tax Filings Questionable), and others trying to squeeze a California Race-Based Stop-Smoking Network (AATEN) into that recipe.  (23,000 words!!) (incl. all captions for the many images) August 28, 2017
52 Introducing A New Page, How and When Problem-Solving (make that ‘Collaborative Justice’) Courts were Institutionalized and other Consolidate/ Coordinate/Standardize/PRIVATIZE Stories at Courts.CA.Gov. AND, some of the Backdrop (Personal Experience of Turn-of-Century Social Policy towards Women Reporting Abuse and Their Efforts to Exit It… ) [Publ. Sept. 15, 2017] (Access new page from that post or sidebar Vital Links menu) Sept. 15, 2017
53 EVERYCRSReport.com: Project of Demand Progress (a 501©3 + 501©4 each w/ fiscal agent~New Venture Fund (formerly Arabella Legacy Fund), Sixteen Thirty Fund), the R Street Institute (formerly DC Progress). So, Will the Real Sponsors Step Out from behind their Fiscal Agents, WITH NameTags, or Shall I Continue Outing Them?) [Last revised Sept.11, published “As-Is” Sept. 21, 2017] Sept. 21, 2017
54 Basic Definitions and Etymology (Roots) of the Word ~syndicate. Syndicates are formed for legal OR illegal purposes. Know the Difference! (Recent context, My USDOJ Tobacco RICO post + Others’ Lasker Syndicate references) [From 8/26, Publ. 10/3/2017]      (a fairly short post). Oct. 3, 2017
55 Public Health Service Act Timelines since 1944 through Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Incl. contributing Bill S.4108, right before before National Cancer Act of 1971). See also Tobacco Control Act of 2009 and NIH-FDA-related updates, Like: TCORS’ (so far) 14 Regulatory Science Resource Centers, or NCATS (2012ff) to better Advance Translational Science; predictably with continued Big Tobacco Litigation (protesting First Amendmt. Violations promoted by Tobacco Control Act of 2009) — and let’s not forget UCSF’s Multi-million-dollar, NIH- or FDA-sponsored: Centers, Institutes, and Famous Anti-smoking Professor. Oct. 7, 2017
56 Size Still Matters — So, Who’s Got the Biggest (Most) Assets, Who Manages the Most of OTHERs’ Assets (AUM), How Much are Americans Bankrolling Both, or Should We Be Measuring Something Else, like Donations? [Started 8/24, Published 10/8/2017] Oct. 8, 2017
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For 2016 ONLY with valuable material before/after:

It (also) is now accessible in two formats — on-line, or a printed pdf (paginated to fit 8.5X11 format), as explained below (pdf completed added post-publication here).

I closed out 2016 with an average of one post a week (52 posts total). 

Link to TOC 2016 & that post’s revised title:  {1}Table of Contents 2016 (52 posts Jan. 23 – Dec. 13, 2016) with {2} Intro on First 5 Years Fund(ing), incl. but not limited to Tobacco Lawsuit Settlement Payouts + Warren Buffett’s “Ounce of Prevention Fund”(IL) and {3} Appendix of Tags from some Critical-to-Understand Posts

 

Link to that TOC 2016 (only, not preface and appendix material) in 8X11.5 word processing format (as a pdf, with post links active)Click to read full-sized==> familycourtmatters-wordpress-com-toc-2016-52-posts-5pp-1-9-2017 (images from it will be shown below also, with the link again).

This next, boxed (white-background) section is a quote from the 2016 post reflecting my thinking at the time and raises points to keep in mind when looking at organization’s self-disclosures vs. what their financials disclose — labeling and categories as key to comprehension.

“…Develop the ability to keep the background “ops” in mind while reading Public Relations Promotions…”

  • Introductions come first, so the order of material within the post obviously would be {2} Intro, {1} Table, {3} Appendix.  The most important part of post title is that it contains a Table of Contents.  So there you have it regarding minor conflicts of labeling systems (title vs. post itself).  Nothing new about that, so long as the context where each one applies is understood. But, can you keep straight conflicts between an organization’s self-disclosure on the websites and what the financials, fling history, and close organizational “friends” all reveal about the same entity, or as it often goes, “entities”?
  • I looked at one tax return today, representing several entities at one location, and found that the “disregarded entities” held positives assets controlled by ONE Form 990-filer (i.e., public charity) totaling over $60 million dollars among three LLCs.  Meanwhile they were declaring negative cash flow and on the same return a reference to a NEGATIVE $67M balance in their financial statements — the same return.  This entity had a board of only three officers — a married couple, and one other.  The entity was formed this century.  Collectively, however, the same leadership has many pots on the stove, so to speak.
  • Labeling, presentation, and categorization in accounting is apparently everything. Develop the ability to keep the background “ops” in mind (or at least know where to find them again if exact details not remembered) while reading the Public Relations Promotions (whether found on organization website, on a government website regarding the organization it is (like as not) partnering with, or even on — as I discovered again within the last three days — a well-known research university’s website.

AND IMAGES from the 2016 pdf:

 

The preface to 2016 list of posts is another reader challenge:

Next are four images of all fifty-two 2016 posts — to click on an active links to the posts, you may use the “pdf” link provided with them (which has all 5 pages) or go to the 2016 post link above, which has more information before and after.  These images preview what the pdf version will look like.  For this 2016 display, click on any image to access the related pdf (there is a “Links to” function; so I added that as a custom link). It’s the same link for all four images. Captions below each image also remind you of this.

 

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TOC 2016, Page 1 (Links not active on the image — Click IMAGE to access 5-page pdf with clickable post titles).

Page 1, only, full-sized (post links not active, it’s just an image).Next: 2-up Images, starting with Page 1 again, three images / 5 pp total, showing Table of Contents 2016. 

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[2016 TOC, pp. 1 & 2 as images. For clickable post titles, Click this image go to the related 2016 pdf]

 
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[2016 TOC, pp. 3& 4 as images. For clickable post titles, click this IMAGE go to the related 2016 5-page pdf. ]

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[2016 pg. 5 of 5. For clickable post titles, click this IMAGE to go to related 5-page pdf]


Again, to read full-sized (same as if you had clicked on any 2016 image above because I added the same link to each image, as the captions indicate): TOC-2016: 52-posts-5pp @Jan-9-2017. Once document is displayed, Click on any post title to read that post after first reading the footer notice highlit in yellow.

See header info in images and the related pdf:  Although in this post I am not emphasizing my personal name, this IS my work and the pdf and images in footer declare the copyright and grant permission to quote ONLY if the quote also acknowledges (blog name, username, active link to post being quoted AND (because sometimes I do revise after publishing, or move materials) to the 3 TOC posts above. Where WordPress TOU (Terms of Use) may conflict with my declaration of rights, including © to myself for my writing, the strict interpretation of “All Rights Reserved” (as described) applies.  If there are any questions, it’s my understanding that the company providing WordPress (Automattic, Inc.) is a California company, and I currently also reside in the state, so California laws would apply.  [fn1]

 


For 6/2014 and earlier, back to 9/2012 ==>: My Posts, Just the List (June 29, 2014..back to Sept. 24, 2012. From Jan. 23, 2016 forward now available @ “Table of Contents 2016 ONLY” Post)

==> ==> My “New, Improved!” (perhaps easier to browse) Table of Posts in paginated, 8.5X11 viewing format, [37pp in all]completed Wed. January 11, 2017 from the above post (only) link.  Click on the pdf, and know that all links on this pdf except a very few which may be an image of someone else’s website, are indeed active.  The main part looks similar to the images below; but this being so much longer, has different sections. Otherwise, I’ll add it to the 2014 post, and may publicize in its own post soon.   . . . The table of contents (therein) is on pp. 4-20.

I didn’t count, but the table has 143 rows.  Give or take the header and a few spares, this represents about 140 posts from 2012-2014.  In mid-2012, my understanding of certain financial concepts (like CAFRs) AND of the history of psychology as related to the development of the family courts, accelerated and deepened, helping connect the financial to the psychological to the business sectors — to taxes.  Browsing the titles might just be a good overview.

Images from this format — you will notice the same (date, filename, blog/username, page #) header on every page, and a footer (yellow-highlit) containing Notice to readers.  It’s self-explanatory.  Here are a few images (no active links in the images, only the pdf above…):

This is “top of the document” preface:

Top of 37-page pdf reflecting FamilyCourtMatters posts Sep. 29, 2012 – June 29, 2014 (but listed in reverse chrono order).Click image to enlarge image (only) if needed

Described first, then shown:

IMAGES:  Page 1 – self-explanatory, below it, Page 3 Selected Posts with Abstracts (Endnotes), opposite that, a sample, Page 19 (from 2012 portion of the table), and last, an Endnote #12 (Page 30 of 37) containing an added annotated image from “PION” (Pension & Investments On-Line) publication — from a 2009 chart (I’d cited in 2013) of the 50 largest foundations in the USA.  

Below all that I have some material on “CENIC.org” which is of general interest re: private-access, high-speed, membership-only network initiatives and their costs.  I’m sure there are similar ones in other states…. This one just showed up by visiting my blog, so I looked it up….

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Click this image to access the pdf (tall 37 pages) from which any post title is an active link.

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From TOC 2014 -> 2012, PAGE 3 (front matter explaining end matter / index tags) Click this image to enlarge this image (only), or Click HERE to access the pdf (all 37 pages) from which any post title is an active link.

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2014 – 2012 SAMPLE — Page 19 of 37 (Nov. 2012 and earlier). Click this image to access the pdf (all 37 pages) from which any post title is an active link, and remember the end matter (21-37); page 1 explains.


About THOSE 50 LARGEST FOUNDATIONS – and fourth image from “2014 – 2012” TOC pdf.

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Endnote 12, continued from one on my Post “Private Equity Taking a New Tack” with “Largest Foundations” annotated image. Page 32 from my 37-page TOC 2012-2014, reformatted.<=all of it. Click this IMAGE to enlarge (this image only) as needed

As of now, I’d already researched about every other one on the (2009) list, and posted on several. If you read this blog frequently, you’d recognize several names in the context of their operations to change public institutions.  These are privately controlled non-profit foundations controlling assets numbered in the billions of US$.  I had warned people about this in mid-2013 already.

And they are influencing social and justice policies, not to mention education and immigration also.

There are specialized magazines for such foundations, as “the good guys” or as investment platforms — but mainstream media (print, on-line, TV) otherwise just does not report** on the sector as a risk to legal representation of individuals in the United States of America, which it absolutely is.

Not to mention sponsoring organizations who often do not comply with state OR federal registration, filing, and incorporation laws here.

**I did — in part after I discovered some of the largest ones (Ford, Annie E. Casey, at points an Open Society foundation) pushing “responsible fatherhood” programs. And after I found one even partnering with the NYS Unified Court System to push certain types of programming favorable to a certain association I also blog on, consistently.

Many of these relate to diverting process outside the court room and into private (or, public/private) behavioral modification purposes, rather than emphasizing direct criminal prosecution/sentencing, such diversions being based on the need for system-wide change because of its racism.  Annie E. Casey, MacArthur working tag-team on this with particular focus on youth, and particularly youth in foster care or child welfare systems. Entire states are chosen to test solutions for the stated problems (Models for Change, JDAI, etc.)

So, my endnote on May 6, 2013 post “Private Equity Takes a New Tack” (also seen in the starred image, above left, from “List of Selected Posts with Endnotes”) referenced these entities.  That “tack” referred to buying of hard-asset infrastructure in, say, sub-Saharan Africa (a dam in Namibia, I think it was).

Whenever private entities control public resources, it’s going to affect any local population.

Similar things are happening here, within America, but we somehow don’t seem to realize it, as having been coached not to think about who owns which real estate and assets, but “we’re all in this together” and in terms of social services.  What about the roads, public buildings, dams, levees, schools, universities (public ones I mean) as to their property (real estate); what about access to “the grid” whether it’s electric, and/or communications?  Who owns, and who charges access fees?

I just learned recently through noticing a certain visitor to the blog, about “CENIC.org” and the Internet2, i.e., that high-speed infrastructure as opposed to the communications network available to most individual taxpayers as individuals (that is, apart from their work or educational lives).  I realize the need for this when it comes to the military and national safety, but still — how many of us understand or even think casually about the entities involved and how this works and is financed? Well, see that website for more information.  It’s one of the best-designed websites I’ve seen in a long time, and deals with the statewide internet access for California.

This pdf=/= the CENIC website image, but an annotated RRF filing of the organization showing sources of gov’t revenue.  Check it out….

Total results: 3Search Again.

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The image of the detail from a state-level filing by CENIC within California is heavily annotated to express my disgust in basic compliance behavior by anything this large, this government-funded, the government and university-connected.  Who do they think is funding government in the first place?  So ‘fess up, file on time, divulge, and quit placing unnatural time delays, obstacles, or diversions in the public’s face to its required public-access, state-level, required information.

In this case, it filed the information due 4-½  months after the end of one fiscal year instead about 11 months after it, then omitted key information which might lead to verification (i.e., a contact person).   It filed that late, looks like, every year (except the first two) since 2002. In 2015, it “forgot” to enclose a check for $300 as its annual RRF filing fee (for a huge organization) and, I see in 2014 decided to omit who is the “pass-through” agent for its NSF funding, or leave a contact person’s name so it could be found otherwise. (click any image to enlarge).

Maybe a minor (?) oversight, but why make it? “YE 6/30/2015” FYI is Fiscal Year (“FY”) 2014, not 2015…..

I’m not saying it’s not a valuable or essential purpose (in writing this during Sept. 2017 update, I also do not remember the exact contents I was responding to below).  I just don’t see why responsible professionals in obvious fields cannot ADD to their professional behavior, subjecting themselves to, submitting to, and following instructions on what here is a ONE-page form with about 8 Yes/No questions and simple conditions for any “Yes” answer. (!!).

CENIC response to an RRF question from the California OAG RCT (Registry of Charitable Trusts). Click image to enlarge; it contains a link to website for further information if desired. Anything inside a colored box, i.e., most of the page, is my commentary (!!). Company website is CENIC.org. Searchable by EIN# on any of the cites I am often using throughout this blog).

 

This is an interesting organization whose leadership salaries have increased (along with revenues and assets) about 8-fold (from $160,000 for one person, to $1.2M for several) over about a dozen years (latest IRS Form 990 uploaded to the California OAG is only for FY2013).  Here’s a link to the charitable details page at the OAG (only 3 pages long, which gives access to its other uploaded files at the State Registry of Charitable Trusts (“RCT”).  These sometimes serve as a nice time capsule showing organization growth or change (just click on earlier and compare to later filings….).

I also enclose some screenprints from the earliest year shown there (FY2000) about its purpose, and a Schedule A of support showing that it never was primarily supported by grants, but by Program Service Revenues — rapidly increasing from the start), and at least two from later year showing two “Schedule-R” (Related entities) one, “Disregarded” and the other a corporate partnership, taxable.  The earlier Form 990 shows use of independent subcontractors; but the later does not.

Sched R Pt. I, disregarded entity is a CENIC LLC

Sched R Pt. III tax-exempt related entity is National LambdaRail Inc. (smaller than the Pt. I LLC and showing a negative “income” this year).

CENIC (Corp for Educ Netwk Initiatives in Calif) Calif DOJ-OAG-RCT Details (@Sep28 2017, 3pp) CalEntity# C2031925, EIN#943289022, first funded only in 1997? <==OAG DETAILS page differs from these images from a single-year Form 990.  Shows entity growth over the years, and some of its filing habits (in “Related Documents” section) Check it out!

 

 

 

 

Anyhow, this is a Table of Contents page, not an “organization analysis page.”…. I see what I see, but it’s not worth the effort to document here.  You have been notified, it’s worth looking at….

Thanks for publicizing this blogs to interested others.  If you run across people blogging similar material, I’d love to have a link and add it to the sidebar, or see where material overlaps or diverges, and if so, how.  Who knows, working WITH others on documenting, investigating, and changing the conversations, might still even be possible (although after nearly a decade, I remain a skeptic….).  //LGH 9/28/2017.

 


Reminder of the footnote on the pdfs requesting reasonable anonymity and preference to use “Let’s Get Honest” over my personal name, even though it is now known on this blog….



[fn1] I would appreciate in general being referred to as “Let’s Get Honest” rather than my given name, for reasons relating to my personal circumstances locally (i.e., for safety reasons) and to keep the focus on the subject matter of the blog — not anecdotal accounts of divorce and custody proceedings, which to anyone but parties to the case and eyewitnesses, are effectively hearsay to the general reader.  But, I have poured my time and life into this material because there was a major gap in reporting which left a major gap in credibility of the reporting which was taking place on the matter of custody of children post-separation-from abuse and this whole field of the family courts as disrupting family relationships.  And credit should be given where credit is due.  My perspective and voice represents my own and seems to be unique among those reporting on even some of the court-connected corporations.  Do not plaigiarize or quote sections of this without appropriate acknowledgement AND attached links.  (Click full-sized pdf, read NOTICE above).

Go to top of this posts for links to other tables of contents, or other formats for this or the others.  // Thanks! LGH (“Let’s Get Honest,” that’s me..) 9-27-2017 

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martinplaut

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