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.