reference, we have created a chart of all the organizations to which
Moskowitz gave Hawaiian Gardens bingo money from 1988 to 2001. Open
chart shows, between 1987 and 2001, Moskowitz donated $55,828,119
from the Hawaiian Gardens Bingo to nearly 300 different organizations.
While he gave money to many "real" educational institutions
and organizations that support veterans or distribute food to the
needy, the vast majority of his money went to settler groups and
other organizations we call "hard right" because they
advocate extreme positions.
chart below illustrates, almost two-thirds of the Moskowitz Foundation's
donations were made to hard right groups. In addition, 23 percent
of the donations went to groups that Moskowitz himself benefited
from, like the food bank and hospital in Hawaiian Gardens, which
assured his political influence in the city. Another 11 percent
of the donated money went to other local agencies that he stood
to benefit from.
means that just 3 percent of the money was donated to "real"
charitable organizations. Of $55.8 million given out over 15 years,
less than $1.6 million was given to groups that don't promote violence
against Arabs, attempt to force Palestinians out of their homes,
or make Irving Moskowitz a richer, more powerful man.
of Bingo Bucks by Type of Organization:
note that we have categorized some organizations on which we have
not yet found information with question marks. We encourage readers
to send us information on those organizations -- or any other group
to which Moskowitz gave bingo bucks. (See
the chart for a complete list)