Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, or Freddie Mac, was authorized by Congress in 1970 to provide a secondary market for residential mortgages. According to Freddie Mac, their primary goals are to “make sure that financial institutions have mortgage money to lend, make it easier for consumers to afford a decent house or apartment, and stabilize residential mortgage markets in times of financial crisis.”
Freddie Mac has contributed to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Freddie Mac has funded the Children’s Defense Fund and YWCA, which are members of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. According to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, “The insurrectionist ideology promoted by the NRA and other pro-gun groups is corrosive to the democratic values and institutions that protect the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.” (The Freddie Mac Foundation 990 Tax Form, www.guidestar.com, 2011) (Coalition To Stop Gun Violence Website, http://csgv.org/about-us/member-organizations/, Accessed 7/18/14) (Coalition To Stop Gun Violence Website, http://csgv.org/issues/, Accessed 7/18/14) (The Freddie Mac Foundation 990 Tax Form, www.guidestar.org, 2013) (Brady Campaign Website, http://www.bradycampaign.org, Accessed 2/13/15)
Freddie Mac has funded World Wildlife Fund (WWF), National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Natural Resource Defense Council, The Nature Conservancy, Greenpeace Fund, and Sierra Club Foundation. These liberal environmental groups support cap-and-trade and carbon tax legislation. The WWF objects to further oil and gas development, including construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The WWF subscribes to extreme ideas, such as “challenging cities to transition toward 100 percent renewable energy.” The NWF “fights the expansion” of oil and coal. (The Freddie Mac Foundation 990 Tax Form, www.guidestar.org, 2013) (“World Wildlife Fund Statement on Climate Change and the State of the Union,” www.http://worldwildlife.org, 1/28/08) (“WWF, NGOs Urge Secretary Kerry to Continue Strong Climate Leadership,” http://worldwildlife.org, 2/7/13) (WWF Website, http://worldwildlife.org/threats/climate-change, Accessed 7/21/14) (NWF Website, http://www.nwf.org, Accessed 2/21/14) (NWF Website, http://www.nwf.org, Accessed 2/21/14) (The Nature Conservancy Website, http://blog.nature.org/conservancy/2009/02/25/cap-and-trade-nature-conservancy/, Accessed 7/21/14) (EDF Website, http://www.edf.org/climate/how-cap-and-trade-works, Accessed 11/20/13) (Jeannine Parsons, “Does California Still Lead the Fight?, www.lomaprieta.sierraclub.org, March 2010)
Freddie Mac has contributed to the National Lesbian and Gay Law Foundation, which advocates for same-sex marriage. Freddie Mac received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index. A score of 100 indicates adherence on the part of the company to specific criterion that includes financial support to organizations advocating for same-sex marriage. However, Freddie Mac has contributed to Focus on the Family and Knights of Columbus, which support traditional marriage. (The Freddie Mac Foundation 990 Tax Form, www.guidestar.org, 2013) (Change Website, http://www.change.org/organizations/national_lesbian_and_gay_law_foundation, Accessed 2/13/15) (HRC 2016 Corporate Equality Index, Accessed 12/21/15) (Focus on the Family Website, www.focusonthefamily.com, Accessed 1/23/15) (“Knights of Columbus,” Marriage and Family, www.kofc.org, Accessed 10/21/13)
Freddie Mac has directly funded Planned Parenthood, Accessed 3/1/17.
Freddie Mac has contributed to Susan G. Komen, which continues to fund Planned Parenthood, Accessed 3/1/17.
Freddie Mac has contributed to March of Dimes, a pro-choice organization, Accessed 3/1/17.
Freddie Mac has contributed to YWCA, a pro-choice organization, Accessed 3/1/17.
Freddie Mac has contributed to The Salvation Army, a pro-life organization, Accessed 3/1/17.