An organization working to capture and post all disclosed spending at every level of government – federal, state, and local – is investigating a $6 million grant payment to the Open Society Institute - Baltimore by the city.
Adam Andrzejewski, the CEO/founder of OpenTheBooks.com, joins us live to share what they found.
"Our organization, OpenTheBooks.com, had been asking since February for a line-by-line city checkbook of vendor spending. We did receive that, it was good data, and that's what makes this oversight story possible," Andrzejewski said.
Andrzejewski said the Open Society Foundation is one of the largest private foundations world, spearheaded by George Soros.
"I'll make the argument to you that this is an organization that doesn't need taxpayer help. This is welfare for a wealthy organization," Andrzejewski said. "Yet we found a $6 million city grant in 2021 flowed into the Open Society Foundation, their only U.S. field office, that's based in Baltimore."
The transaction said the money went to the Open Society Institute based in New York City. It also said the purpose of the grant was for education.
"We reached out to the local spokesman for the Open Society Institute in Baltimore, and they said that this was for COVID aid," Andrzejewski said. "So this needs to be explored a little further."