Fundraising for Alt-Right and White Supremacist Groups Explained – Forward Observer

Fundraising for Alt-Right and White Supremacist Groups Explained

This report describes how Alt-Right, white nationalist, and white supremacists groups raise funds for their activities. After being ‘de-platformed’ by mainstream funding sources like GoFundMe and Patreon, groups have adapted and built their own websites. This report is for subscribers of Low Intensity Conflict.

Prior to the sharing economy, white supremacist groups traditionally raised funds themselves from their supporters, and sometimes wealthy benefactors. Starting in the mid-2010s, like other groups and projects, they began to migrate to new models of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing. Websites like GoFundMe, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon, and Fundrazr all cater to individuals and groups soliciting donations for their cause, project, or business.

Starting in mid-2017, many of these websites began banning accounts associated with white supremacy, hate, or violence (to include some Leftist groups, as well). In response, these groups migrated to sites designed to cater to their own bases and interests. Crowdfunding sites like GoyFundMe (GoFundMe) and Hatreon (Patreon) are the Alt-Right and white supremacist response to being shut out of mainstream crowdsourcing.

Popular accounts on Hatreon include:

  1. Andrew Anglin— Daily Stormer— $3824.14 a month from 222 patrons
  2. Radio Nordfront— Podcast— $1728.88 a month from 71 patrons
  3. Identity Evropa— Identity Evropa Defense Fund— $1328.00 a month from 52 patrons
  4. Millenial Woes— YouTube— $1005.09 a month from 79 patrons
  5. Richard Spencer— $962.01 a month from 70 patrons
  6. Greg Johnson— The North American New Right— $673.39 a month from 45 patrons
  7. Jazzhands McFeels— Fash The Nation— $653.14 a month from 68 patrons
  8. Andrew Auernheimer— Fascist Polemic— $526.26 a month from 54 patrons
  9. Nordic Resistance Movement— A National Socialist Republic For The Nordic People— $535.64 a month from 32 patrons
  10. Christopher Cantwell— Radical Agenda— $503.42 a month from 43 patrons

Samuel Culper is a former Intelligence NCO and contractor. Iraq(x1)/Afghanistan(x2). He now studies intelligence and warfare.

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