Clarion Project

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The Clarion Project logo, circa 2015 Credit: Clarion Project

Clarion Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organisation created in November 2006 by Rabbi Raphael Shore of Aish HaTorah.

It has been renamed the Clarion Project and describes itself as 'dedicated to exposing the dangers of Islamist extremism while providing a platform for the voices of moderation and promoting grassroots activism'.

Clarion has produced and distributed several pro-Israel propaganda films, including the Islamophobic Obsession in 2008. Its latest film project in 2015 is called 'Faithkeepers'.



Staff and consultants


  • Aish HaTorah
  • HonestReporting
  • Hank Sheinkopf, a long-time Democratic consultant in New York, who worked on President Clinton's re-election campaign, was hired by Clarion in 2008 to respond to the press coverage resulting from the release of Obsession and accusations that the non-profit had overstepped its charitable aims.

Funding received


In 2014 it received $2,339,518 in contributions and grants, including:

Of it, it spent $308,495 on advertising and promotion, and $453,528 on a 'FILM'. [2]


In 2013 it received $2,377,372 in contributions and grants. Of it, it spent $138,465 on advertising and promotion, and $314,031 on a 'FILM'. [3]


It received $1,315,581 in contributions and grants:




In 2008, CF received a grant of $17,778,600 from right wing 'slush fund' Donors Capital Fund, which also funded Security Research Associates, a group run by Tom Trento who assisted in the distribution of Clarion's film Obsession.[9][10]

Grants given

The fund has not given any grants during the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.


In 2008 the Clarion Fund gave a grant to Imagination Productions of $190,000. [12]


  • Iranium - 'explores the scenarios we may face if the radical Iranian regime comes to possess the world’s most powerful weapons'.
  • Honor Diaries- 'features nine courageous women’s rights advocates with connections to Muslim-majority societies who are engaged in a dialogue about gender inequality'.
  • Obsession - 'reveals an ‘insider's view' of the hatred the Radicals are teaching, their incitement of global jihad, and their goal of world domination'.
  • The Third Jihad - 'a documentary that alerts Americans to the danger radical Islam poses to the United States and to Western civilization as a whole'.


Mailing Addresss

  • Clarion Fund, Inc.
  • 255 W. 36th Street #800
  • New York, NY 10018

Telephone Telephone

  • General: 888.610.2221 & 646.308.1230
  • Press & media: 646.308.1202

By 2015 this was now:

Clarion Project, Inc.
1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 1025
Washington DC 20006



  • General:
  • Press & media:

External Resources


  1. Jewish Communal Fund, 990 Form, 2014. accessed 26 October 2016.
  2. Clarion Fund, Inc., 990 Form, 2014,
  3. Clarion Fund, Inc., 990 Form, 2013,
  4. accessed 15 August 2015
  5. Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego, 990 Form, 2012
  6. Conservative Transparency database, Newton D. & Rochelle F. Becker Foundation, accessed 2 March 2015
  7. Newton D. & Rochelle F. Becker Foundation, Top Recipients, 2010, accessed 21 October 2016
  8. Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego, 990 Form, 2010
  9. Eli Clifton, Right Wing “Slush Fund” Behind 2008 Islamophobia Campaign,, 28 October 2010
  10. Form 990 filing for Donors Capital Fund, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, 2008
  11. Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust Donations, Conservative Transparency, accessed 20 October 2016.
  12. Donor record, Clarion Fund, accessed 2 March 2015