How corrupt are non-profits and foundations?

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Hey

Chatsworth, CA

#1 Mar 13, 2012
Well meaning people give cash to these groups.

Seems like the money is mostly wasted.

Any personal experiences?
Investigator

San Diego, CA

#2 Mar 13, 2012
Hey wrote:
Well meaning people give cash to these groups.
Seems like the money is mostly wasted.
Any personal experiences?
It's very bad. It seems that with many of these foundations and non-profits, the money winds up in the pockets of the people who run them, and not where it is supposed to go.
Check

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Mar 13, 2012
Look what happened to Crystal Cathedral. Did the leaders look after and provide for the poor or themselves?

Check out the non-profit salaries. And you don't need to show up for work too often.

Since: Apr 10

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#4 Mar 13, 2012
People i know you mean well by wanting to help you had better check who you are giving your money to.Churces should be shut down they are the worlds worst.If God can do anything he is every were.There nothing he can't do except bal. a check book every Sunday.These are lodges not churchs.The word Church means a elected called out group of people.Not a building.
Investigator

San Diego, CA

#5 Mar 14, 2012
Corruption in non-profits and foundations is quite common. Many people have actually started these non-profits and foundations, just so they could make themselves a pile of money by doing little work! It is absolutely essential that you thoroughly check out any non-profits or foundations which you may consider donation to.
angry tenant

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Mar 15, 2012
Investigator wrote:
<quoted text> It's very bad. It seems that with many of these foundations and non-profits, the money winds up in the pockets of the people who run them, and not where it is supposed to go.
Investigator,
People who run non profits can give themselves salaries of one million dollars without violating any law.
One corrupt "non profit" is Venice Community Housing Corporation. The head of the corp is Steve Clare who seems to be living very high on the donator and taxpayer hog indeed. One of their projects was the purchase of OCEANFRONT property in Venice at taxpayer expense and the refurbishing of the building at great taxpayer expense after which it was turned into a homeless shelter. Steve Clare was required by LAMC to give the former tenants relocation expenses when they vacated but he did not do so . I wonder how much money he pockets after collecting taxpayer dollars to help these homeless people and how much he pockets in salary . How did he use the renovation money given that the place looks about the same ? Why should taxpayer dollars be used to buy oceanfront property when there are much less expensive properties that can be purchased instead ?
Investigator

San Diego, CA

#7 Mar 16, 2012
angry tenant wrote:
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Investigator,
People who run non profits can give themselves salaries of one million dollars without violating any law.
One corrupt "non profit" is Venice Community Housing Corporation. The head of the corp is Steve Clare who seems to be living very high on the donator and taxpayer hog indeed. One of their projects was the purchase of OCEANFRONT property in Venice at taxpayer expense and the refurbishing of the building at great taxpayer expense after which it was turned into a homeless shelter. Steve Clare was required by LAMC to give the former tenants relocation expenses when they vacated but he did not do so . I wonder how much money he pockets after collecting taxpayer dollars to help these homeless people and how much he pockets in salary . How did he use the renovation money given that the place looks about the same ? Why should taxpayer dollars be used to buy oceanfront property when there are much less expensive properties that can be purchased instead ?
That is quite interesting. Has this been reported to the authorities?
Meandmyshadow

San Ramon, CA

#8 Mar 16, 2012
angry tenant wrote:
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Investigator,
People who run non profits can give themselves salaries of one million dollars without violating any law.
One corrupt "non profit" is Venice Community Housing Corporation. The head of the corp is Steve Clare who seems to be living very high on the donator and taxpayer hog indeed. One of their projects was the purchase of OCEANFRONT property in Venice at taxpayer expense and the refurbishing of the building at great taxpayer expense after which it was turned into a homeless shelter. Steve Clare was required by LAMC to give the former tenants relocation expenses when they vacated but he did not do so . I wonder how much money he pockets after collecting taxpayer dollars to help these homeless people and how much he pockets in salary . How did he use the renovation money given that the place looks about the same ? Why should taxpayer dollars be used to buy oceanfront property when there are much less expensive properties that can be purchased instead ?
Lol I know all about these crooks,total scammers,the whole organization is corrupt,some of the tenants who would not leave without a fight were given relocation money,the joke is the Building you refer to is the Horizon apts a 20 unit building on the Venice boardwalk,prime real estate purchased and refurbished with taxpayers money a completely inappropriate building and location to house mentally I'll homeless people but another great piece of real estate to add to their non profit corporations already extensive real estate portfolio,I believe they now have 14 buildings.They senior staff at this joint roll into work when they feel like it,usually around 10.00am and go home around 4.00pm after a hard day of surfing the Internet and contacting their friends on Facebook all day oh yeah they do manage to take care of all their personel errands and manage to find ways to expense everything they do.The Youthbuild programme they run appears to be one of their most profitable scams,they get about1.5 million from the federal govt. Then they round up a bunch of local delinquent youths,usually gang members from the shoreline cripts and V13s,promise these pawns the world and deliver very little all while charging the programme ridiculous expenses to divert the funds into V.C.H.C pockets,got to give these lazy scum a lot of credit for figuring out how to successfully defraud the Feds .
Meandmyshadow

San Ramon, CA

#9 Mar 16, 2012
Investigator wrote:
<quoted text> That is quite interesting. Has this been reported to the authorities?
Steve Clare has been in this game a long time he's good at covering his tracks,I believe his official salary as Director,is only about $65,000,he lives in Venice on Palms ave in a multi million dollar property he shares with some of his buddies,if you listen to his official speeches one could be fooled int believing he actualy gives a damn about homeless or at risk youth however the reality is he just uses these worthy causes to extract tax payer money and protect his privileged lifestyle,his operation has been reported before for waste fraud and abuse but he always seem to come up smelling like a rose,you have to keep in mind that there's a whole gravy train attached to these kind of organizations ,not in anyone's best interest to expose this scam.
Awesome

San Diego, CA

#10 Mar 17, 2012
Meandmyshadow wrote:
<quoted text>Lol I know all about these crooks,total scammers,the whole organization is corrupt,some of the tenants who would not leave without a fight were given relocation money,the joke is the Building you refer to is the Horizon apts a 20 unit building on the Venice boardwalk,prime real estate purchased and refurbished with taxpayers money a completely inappropriate building and location to house mentally I'll homeless people but another great piece of real estate to add to their non profit corporations already extensive real estate portfolio,I believe they now have 14 buildings.They senior staff at this joint roll into work when they feel like it,usually around 10.00am and go home around 4.00pm after a hard day of surfing the Internet and contacting their friends on Facebook all day oh yeah they do manage to take care of all their personel errands and manage to find ways to expense everything they do.The Youthbuild programme they run appears to be one of their most profitable scams,they get about1.5 million from the federal govt. Then they round up a bunch of local delinquent youths,usually gang members from the shoreline cripts and V13s,promise these pawns the world and deliver very little all while charging the programme ridiculous expenses to divert the funds into V.C.H.C pockets,got to give these lazy scum a lot of credit for figuring out how to successfully defraud the Feds .
Sounds like a great way to make money!! How can I start one of these organizations up?
Meandmyshadow

San Ramon, CA

#11 Mar 17, 2012
Awesome wrote:
<quoted text> Sounds like a great way to make money!! How can I start one of these organizations up?
It's really not hard the secret is in having good grant writers,get some kid fresh out of college and have them do it as an intern,thereby getting the Feds to pay their salary as well!
Investigator

San Diego, CA

#12 Mar 18, 2012
Meandmyshadow wrote:
<quoted text>It's really not hard the secret is in having good grant writers,get some kid fresh out of college and have them do it as an intern,thereby getting the Feds to pay their salary as well!
That is exactly the problem, just about anyone can start one up with very little money. Unfortunately, too many of them do it for the sole purpose of getting themselves an income.
Anonymous

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Mar 29, 2012
Meandmyshadow wrote:
<quoted text>Steve Clare has been in this game a long time he's good at covering his tracks,I believe his official salary as Director,is only about $65,000,he lives in Venice on Palms ave in a multi million dollar property he shares with some of his buddies,if you listen to his official speeches one could be fooled int believing he actualy gives a damn about homeless or at risk youth however the reality is he just uses these worthy causes to extract tax payer money and protect his privileged lifestyle,his operation has been reported before for waste fraud and abuse but he always seem to come up smelling like a rose,you have to keep in mind that there's a whole gravy train attached to these kind of organizations ,not in anyone's best interest to expose this scam.
Steve Clare owns the multi- house property at 743 Palms, Venice 90291.
Anonymous

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Mar 29, 2012
Investigator wrote:
Corruption in non-profits and foundations is quite common. Many people have actually started these non-profits and foundations, just so they could make themselves a pile of money by doing little work! It is absolutely essential that you thoroughly check out any non-profits or foundations which you may consider donation to.
It is not illegal for the operators of non - profits to pay themselves a half million a year. I wonder if people who donate to non-profits know how much goes to the directors and how little goes to the intended beneficiaries of private donations .Non-profits also get lots of taxpayer money , much of which is pocketed by the directors.
Anonymous

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Mar 29, 2012
Investigator wrote:
<quoted text> That is quite interesting. Has this been reported to the authorities?
Bill Rosendahl , city councilman , was instrumental in getting funding for the taxpayer purchase of 15 Horizon Ave Venice to turn it into a homeless shelter. It makes Rosendahl look like a humanitarian.
Anonymous

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Mar 29, 2012
Meandmyshadow wrote:
<quoted text>Lol I know all about these crooks,total scammers,the whole organization is corrupt,some of the tenants who would not leave without a fight were given relocation money,the joke is the Building you refer to is the Horizon apts a 20 unit building on the Venice boardwalk,prime real estate purchased and refurbished with taxpayers money a completely inappropriate building and location to house mentally I'll homeless people but another great piece of real estate to add to their non profit corporations already extensive real estate portfolio,I believe they now have 14 buildings.They senior staff at this joint roll into work when they feel like it,usually around 10.00am and go home around 4.00pm after a hard day of surfing the Internet and contacting their friends on Facebook all day oh yeah they do manage to take care of all their personel errands and manage to find ways to expense everything they do.The Youthbuild programme they run appears to be one of their most profitable scams,they get about1.5 million from the federal govt. Then they round up a bunch of local delinquent youths,usually gang members from the shoreline cripts and V13s,promise these pawns the world and deliver very little all while charging the programme ridiculous expenses to divert the funds into V.C.H.C pockets,got to give these lazy scum a lot of credit for figuring out how to successfully defraud the Feds .
Shadow,
Relocation was mainly paid by the former owners of 15 Horizon Ave , not by Steve Clare . For whatever reason , some tenants had not signed relocation contracts before escrow closed and and Steve Crook , I mean Steve Clare took over. Under LAMC 151 you have to pay relocation when you shut down a building to the public and use it for another purpose. Clare threatened to evict people if they demanded relocation , thereby ruining their credit and interfering with their ability to find other housing . He offer one person a couple hundred to leave even though the law demands that he pay several thousand and hire an agent to help people find new housing. He did evict at least one tenant by making all kinds of absurd fraudulent slanderous claims in court although the verdict has subsequently been changed . He is a total con . It is ironic that he claims to care about the homeless but wrongfully evicts people , perhaps making some people homeless .
Anonymous

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Mar 29, 2012
Meandmyshadow wrote:
<quoted text>Lol I know all about these crooks,total scammers,the whole organization is corrupt,some of the tenants who would not leave without a fight were given relocation money,the joke is the Building you refer to is the Horizon apts a 20 unit building on the Venice boardwalk,prime real estate purchased and refurbished with taxpayers money a completely inappropriate building and location to house mentally I'll homeless people but another great piece of real estate to add to their non profit corporations already extensive real estate portfolio,I believe they now have 14 buildings.They senior staff at this joint roll into work when they feel like it,usually around 10.00am and go home around 4.00pm after a hard day of surfing the Internet and contacting their friends on Facebook all day oh yeah they do manage to take care of all their personel errands and manage to find ways to expense everything they do.The Youthbuild programme they run appears to be one of their most profitable scams,they get about1.5 million from the federal govt. Then they round up a bunch of local delinquent youths,usually gang members from the shoreline cripts and V13s,promise these pawns the world and deliver very little all while charging the programme ridiculous expenses to divert the funds into V.C.H.C pockets,got to give these lazy scum a lot of credit for figuring out how to successfully defraud the Feds .
The house near the property on Horizon sell for about two million dollars. How would Steve Clare like to buy an expensive property and have schizophrenic people who have been homeless for yeard move in next door.
One man who had been living at 15 Horizon for a short time before Clare bought it was threatened with eviction and bad references if he refused to leave without relocation so he just decided to give up because it wasn't worth the fight and he was afraid that judges were against tenants. I heard that one woman who was denied relocation was pregnant.I wonder how much Steve Clare collects per person living at 15 Horizon and his other properties . Doners and taxpayers probably pay more per tenant than people pay on mortgages on houses in Santa Monica.
If legislators were spending their own cash they would buy a building for the homeless mentally ill somewhere less expensive such as Torrence or somewhere in the valley .
Investigator

San Diego, CA

#18 Mar 29, 2012
Anonymous wrote:
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The house near the property on Horizon sell for about two million dollars. How would Steve Clare like to buy an expensive property and have schizophrenic people who have been homeless for yeard move in next door.
One man who had been living at 15 Horizon for a short time before Clare bought it was threatened with eviction and bad references if he refused to leave without relocation so he just decided to give up because it wasn't worth the fight and he was afraid that judges were against tenants. I heard that one woman who was denied relocation was pregnant.I wonder how much Steve Clare collects per person living at 15 Horizon and his other properties . Doners and taxpayers probably pay more per tenant than people pay on mortgages on houses in Santa Monica.
If legislators were spending their own cash they would buy a building for the homeless mentally ill somewhere less expensive such as Torrence or somewhere in the valley .
This whole thing does sound very fishy.
Meandmyshadow

Fremont, CA

#19 Apr 3, 2012
Anonymous wrote:
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The house near the property on Horizon sell for about two million dollars. How would Steve Clare like to buy an expensive property and have schizophrenic people who have been homeless for yeard move in next door.
One man who had been living at 15 Horizon for a short time before Clare bought it was threatened with eviction and bad references if he refused to leave without relocation so he just decided to give up because it wasn't worth the fight and he was afraid that judges were against tenants. I heard that one woman who was denied relocation was pregnant.I wonder how much Steve Clare collects per person living at 15 Horizon and his other properties . Doners and taxpayers probably pay more per tenant than people pay on mortgages on houses in Santa Monica.
If legislators were spending their own cash they would buy a building for the homeless mentally ill somewhere less expensive such as Torrence or somewhere in the valley .
You seem to know a lot about these scammers I think I probably know a lot more ,attempting to expose these people is a waste of time ,they are hooked up with the aforementioned politician ,Does your first name begin with R ?
Luis

Bronx, NY

#20 Jan 25, 2013
Hey wrote:
Well meaning people give cash to these groups.
Seems like the money is mostly wasted.
Any personal experiences?
Yes, yes it is.

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