California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility


To perform a financial analysis of California's public pension plans and proposed reforms.

Source: http://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants

San Diego Regional Chamber Foundation


To evaluate the impact of Proposition B, a 2012 pension reform initiative in San Diego, in order to educate other cities and the general public.

Source: http://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/

Stanford University - 4


To support the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research in its efforts to increase transparency around public sector pension plans.

Source: https://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/

University of California, Berkeley


To develop a dataset of local government pension expenditures, finances, and employment data and research around the impacts of public pension systems.

Source: http://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/

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Arnold has poured millions of dollars into efforts to eliminate retirement security for California's public employees.  In 2013, Arnold was the leading financier of former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed’s failed effort to put a statewide pension-gutting initiative on the ballot.  Later, Arnold funded two-thirds of the pension-ending ballot initiative in Ventura County, an effort that was deemed illegal by the courts.  He also has poured more than $150,000 into the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility and California Pension Reform, two anti-pension efforts in the Golden State.

Up to Total: $3,112,071