Records Indicate Two Individual Donors Contribute Bulk of NOM's Cash
In 2010, The National Organization for Marriage had its highest individual donations since it began in 2007, according to records obtained by the Washington Independent, and 92% of its funds came from 22 donations of more than $5,000 it was required, with two individual donations making up the bulk of NOM's cash.
Per NOM’s numbers, just two individuals contributed more than $6 million to the organization’s political arm – accounting for about two-thirds of NOM’s 2010 revenue, while single donations below $5,000 covered only 8 percent of reported revenue.
This revelation is not extraordinary for NOM, whose existence from the very beginning has been dependent upon large contributions from a small pool of big-money, mostly anonymous donors. But what’s different about this past funding cycle is how much narrower the margin is between $100 contributions and $1 million contributions.
Of the 22 contributions NOM’s (c)4 was obligated to list, all but five were greater than $5,000.
The top five contributions to the National Organization for Marriage, Inc.:
Of course NOM wants folks to believe they have crowds of supporters the size of Obama's.