SFFA Funded by Large Conservative Trusts, Public Filings Show - 2022-10-28
Students For Fair Admissions, the anti-affirmative action group suing Harvard for its consideration of race in its admissions, is largely funded by conservative trusts, according to public filings since 2017.
Though Edward Blum, the legal strategist behind SFFA, told the New York Times the group had received more than 5,000 individual contributions, a handful of conservative foundations make up the bulk of its funding. These include DonorsTrust, the Searle Freedom Trust, the Sarah Scaife Foundation, and the 85 Fund.
SFFA, which first sued Harvard in 2014, alleges the College's race-conscious admissions practices discriminate against Asian American applicants and violate Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case in January 2022, one year after SFFA's appeal.