Anchorage Charitable Fund

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Howard Clarke Jnr (left) and Elizabeth Varet (right), Source: New York Social Diary

The Anchorage Charitable Fund is a New York based foundation, directed by Elizabeth Varet, and is a known contributor to a host of anti-islam and counterjihad affiliated groups. Now the Middle Road Foundation.



According to researcher Eli Clifton in 2011

The Varet family helps fund: Steve Emerson’s Investigative Project on Terrorism ($10,000); Counterterrorism & Security Education and Research Foundation ($15,000); Daniel Pipes’ Middle East Forum ($2,320,229.33); Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy ($437,000); the Clarion Fund ($25,000); David Horowitz’s Freedom Center ($11,000) and Brigitte Gabriel’s American Congress for Truth ($125,000). [1]
  • Between 2000-2009 the fund also gave counterjihad group the Middle East Forum a total of $252,230 in donations.[2]




  1. Meet An Islamophobia Network Funder: The Varet And Rosenwald Family, ThinkProgress, 2 September 2011
  2. MEF Funding, rightweb.irc, accessed 29 January 2016