Kamala Harris of CaliforniaALL at The Kapor Center. During the 2008-2010 election cycles, San Francisco-based “The Kapor Center” was utilized by the campaigns of both Barack Obama and Kamala Harris.(Image: courtesy)
In 2009, Mitchell and Freada Kapor’s non-profit Level Playing Field Institute (“LPFI”) forwarded to Kapor Enterprises “only” $ 237, 977.00
In 2010, the amount Kapor’s LPFI forwarded to Kapor Enterprises jumped to $391,351.00 — an increase of around $160,000
While other explanations certainly exist, preliminary and ongoing research caused YR to entertain thoughts the additional $160,000 from one entity controlled by Freada and Mitch Kapor (i.e. LPFI) to a separate entity controlled by Freada and Mitch Kapor ( i.e. Kapor Enterprises) stems from a peculiar grant LPFI suddenly obtained from, among others, The California Endowment.
Proxy Robert Ross, President & CEO of The California Endowment
The California Endowment (headed by proxy Robert Ross) only “makes grants to nonprofit organizations, tribal governments and public agencies that directly benefit the health and well-being of Californians. Level Playing Field Institute (“LPFI”) founded in 2001 by Freada Klein Kapor to encourage kids to pursue careers in the fields commonly know as STEM — science, technology, engineering and math.
In 2010, The California Endowment awarded LPFI the sum of $50,000.
Incidentally, Mitch Kapor — a tech guru in his own right– provided technical assistance to the campaigns of both Barack Obama and Kamala Harris.