Joyce Foundation in Ohio
I've written on the Joyce Foundation before, here and here and here not to mention here. Essentially, it's a $653 million private foundation that has been ladling out big bucks on the antigun side, bankrolling fake "grassroots" groups, paying law reviews to run anti-second-amendment issues, etc..
Chad Baus of the Buckeye Firearms Association did a thorough investigation of Joyce's functioning in Ohio, and posted a long article on the BFA webpage. Among other things, Joyce is extensively bankrolling "Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence," to the tune of $632,000 over a few years. In addition, it's bankrolling other supposed grassroots groups operated by the same people, to the tune of several hundred thousand more. It appears that these "grassroots" groups have, at best, a tiny handful of members, but they generate press coverage as if they were bona-fide local organizations. The one clear result, the report suggests, is that the handful (it looks like one or two) people running the groups are making a pretty good income off it.