Swiss Billionaire Pours Billions Into Leftist Causes

Tax records show that a group associated with Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss recently gave over $60 million to leftist causes and organizations.

A prominent NGO in a significant dark money network and nonprofits engaging in massive climate efforts are among the liberal organizations receiving substantial funding from Wyss’s The Berger Action Fund.

The Berger Action Fund funds initiatives that increase economic opportunity advance renewable energy sources, and protect biodiversity.

According to the tax documents, the Wyss-backed company doled out $63 million to thirteen left-leaning organizations between April 2022 and April 2023.

The Sixteen Thirty Fund received around $190 million in contributions and almost $150 million in grants to organizations and individuals connected with Democrats. A large portion of these awards went to nonprofits that were working on environmental and voter engagement efforts. It did the same thing in crucial swing states, funneling money to groups there.

Fund For A Better Future received $19.75 million, and the League of Conservation Voters received $5 million, according to the tax documents of the Berger Action Fund.

Climate Power, housed at Fund for a Better Future, worked with the League of Conservation Voters in 2022 to establish a complex voter targeting initiative favoring Democrats.

Notable environmental groups pushing for comprehensive green transition legislation include Climate Power and the League of Conservation Voters. Fund formerly oversaw Climate Power for a Better Future, but in the summer of 2023, the organization separated into its nonprofit.

In addition, the Berger Action Fund gave $1.5 million to WorkMoney Inc. and hundreds of thousands to other organizations, including Common Cause, Western Conservation Action, Citizen Action of New York, Americans for Financial Reform, and Indivisible Project.

For almost 20 years, Wyss has been a staunch supporter of liberal causes. In the late 1990s, Wyss founded the Wyss Foundation, and then in 2007, he formed the Berger Action Fund.

Americans for Public Trust (APT), a watchdog organization, discovered many papers that cast doubt on his identity. One of these documents is a 2021 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission in which he asserts his status as a Swiss citizen.

The scrutiny surrounding his political contributions has led to a thorough investigation of his citizenship.