There have been a lot of rumors circulating that George Soros has been funding the Black Lives Matter movement. These rumors have been started around the time the protests have been interrupting speeches by Bernie Sanders and Jeb Bush. They have been saying that the three women that have started the Black Lives Matter movement have been involved with the Open Society Foundation for a while. The amount of money that George Soros is said to have been giving is a total of $33 million. There have been plenty of sources that have been saying the same thing from right wingers to mainstream speakers.
After a while, Ken Zimmerman, the director of The Open Society Foundation has officially stated that George Soros has not been making any kind of donations to the Black Lives Matter. He has also stated that they don’t know how anyone could have jumped to those conclusions. One thing that could have triggered such a jump to conclusion is that George Soros has made donations to Hilary Clinton who is running for office. Therefore, they have thought that his Open Society Foundation has been involved with the shut down of the speeches within the last month. However, there are attempts to shut this rumor down.
Zimmerman has stated that the Open Society Foundations does not necessarily fund protests. They instead look out for new voices. They are involved in the handling of immigration as well as the reform of the criminal justice. George Soros and his Open Society Foundations have been involved in global issues which include the EU crises which has culminated in the UK leaving the EU. The Open Society is highly involved with the issues of human rights and the handling of conflicts between governments. One thing that Open Society stands for primarily is justice for all. See: https://www.neweurope.eu/author/george-soros/