November 2020 General Election

Last Modified: July 03, 2020

 

Below are lists of the top 10 contributors to committees that have raised at least $1,000,000 and are primarily formed to support or oppose a state ballot measure or a candidate for state office in the November 2020 general election.

The lists do not show all contributions to every state ballot measure, or each independent expenditure committee formed to support or oppose a state candidate, only those committees that have raised $1,000,000 or more and have at least one contributor of $10,000 or more.

For itemized contribution and expenditure reports on state ballot measures, go to the CA Secretary of State’s ballot measure page.

For itemized contribution and expenditure reports on state candidates, go to the CA Secretary of State’s candidate page.

*A contributor whose name is marked with an asterisk made a contribution to a committee that simultaneously supported or opposed more than one potential ballot measure for the same election. Because of this, it is not possible to determine the amount of the contribution that was spent specifically on the campaign for any particular measure. In these cases the contributions are listed for each ballot measure the committee has been formed to support or oppose. This results in the same contribution appearing multiple times - once for each ballot measure the committee supports or opposes.

The top 10 lists reflect the most recently available data. During the 90 days before an election the FPPC makes every attempt to ensure that the lists are updated within one business day of receiving new information. Otherwise, the top contributor lists are updated weekly.

The following key explains the symbols used to indicate changes after each new update.

Status Key

NEW A new person/entity has qualified as a top 10 contributor.
A contributor has moved up the list.
A contributor has moved down the list.
+ A contributor has made an additional contribution.
- No change has occurred with this contributor.

*A contributor whose name is marked with an asterisk made a contribution to a committee that simultaneously supported or opposed more than one potential ballot measure for the same election. Because of this, it is not possible to determine the amount of the contribution that was spent specifically on the campaign for any particular measure. In these cases the contributions are listed for each ballot measure the committee has been formed to support or oppose. This results in the same contribution appearing multiple times - once for each ballot measure the committee supports or opposes.

Last Modified: July 03, 2020

Top Contributor Lists

The following are the total amount donated by top contributors to each state ballot measure that has qualified for the election. These lists reflect contributions as reported by Primarily Formed Committees.

Measure # Sup/Op Circulating Title Top Aggregated
Contributions
Prop. 21 Support Expands Local Governments' Authority To Enact Rent Control On Residential Property. Initiative Statute.  $15,593,289
Prop. 21 Oppose Expands Local Governments' Authority To Enact Rent Control On Residential Property. Initiative Statute. $11,493,257
Prop. 15 Support Increases Funding for Public Schools, Community Colleges, and Local Government Services by Changing Tax Assessment of Commercial and Industrial Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. $15,203,159
Prop. 15 Oppose Increases Funding for Public Schools, Community Colleges, and Local Government Services by Changing Tax Assessment of Commercial and Industrial Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.  $1,612,690
Prop. 24 Support Amends Consumer Privacy Laws. Initiatives Statues. $4,742,400
Prop. 14 Support Authorizes Bonds to Continue Funding Stem Cell and Other Medical Research. Initiative Statute. $6,573,925
Prop. 23 Opposing Stop the Dangerous & Costly Dialysis Proposition, Sponsored by Dialysis Providers and Cargivers $2,021,121
Prop. 22 Support Changes Employment Classifiction Rules for App-Based Transportation and Delivery Drivers. Initiative Statute. $200,710,953
 
Total $257,950,794

Proposition 21

1862. (19-0001)

Supporting

Homeowners and Tenants United Sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 AIDS Healthcare Foundation CA + $15,593,289
  Total from top contributors $15,593,289

Opposing

Californians For Responsible Housing, Sponsored by California Apartment Association
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

Essex Property Trust, Inc. And Affiliated Entities

Top Contributors

CA - $2,850,000
2

Equity Residential

Top Contributors

VA - $2,250,560
3 Avalonbay Communities, Inc. VA $1,757,700
4 Californians for Responsible Housing - General Purpose Committee CA $1,012,219
5 UDR, Inc. CO $757,513
6 Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc. and Affiliated Entities CA $666,920
7 Invitation Homes TX $619,340
8 Jackson Square Properties LLC and Affiliated Entities CA $556,380
9 R&V Management Corporation and its Affiliates CA $550,000
10 General Investment & Development MA   $472,625
  Total from top contributors $11,493,257

 

Proposition 14

1870. 19-0008A1

Supporting

Schools and Communities First sponsored by a Coalition of Social Justice Organizations Representing Families and Students
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Teachers Association Issues PAC CA + $6,001,553
2 SEIU California State Council (nonprofit (C)(5)) CA ↑+ $4,019,467
3

Chan Zuckerberg Advocacy (Nonprofit 501(C)(4))

Top Contributors

CA + $1,905,000
4 The San Francisco Foundation CA

$1,006,300
5 California Federation of Teachers COPE PROP/Ballot Committee CA $640,060
6 United Teachers of Los Angeles - Political Action Council of Educators (PACE) Issues CA - $400,000
7

Million Voter Project Action Fund - Sponsored by Social Justice Organizations

Top Contributors

CA - $400,000
8

California Calls Action Fund for Schools and Communities First (Nonprofit (C)(4))

Top Contributors

CA + $318,408
9 Liberty Hill Foundation CA NEW $262,371
10 California Community Foundation CA - $250,000
  Total from top contributors $15,203,159

Opposing

  Californians to Stop Higher Property Taxes, sponsored by California homeowners, taxpayers, and businesses
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Businesses Roundtable Issues PAC CA - $267,690
2 Long Point Development, LLC dba Terranea Resort CA NEW $250,000
3 Vornado Realty Trust NY - $250,000
4 Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association Issues PAC CA - $200,000
5 California Taxpayers Association - Protect Taxpayer Rights CA - $140,000
6 NAIOP SoCal Commercial Real Estate Development Association Issues PAC CA - $105,000
7 California New Car Dealers Association Issues PAC CA NEW $100,000
8 Encino Financial Center, Ltd. CA NEW $100,000
9 NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association VA - $100,000
10 Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International DC - $100,000
  Total from top contributors $1,612,690

Proposition 24

1879. (19-0021)

Supporting

Californians for Consumer Privacy
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Alastair Mactaggart
CA + $4,742,400
  Total from top contributors                      $4,742,400

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

Proposition 14

1880. (19-0022A1)

Supporting

    Californians for Stem Cell Research, Treatments and Cures
      Contributor State Status Total Contributions
    1 Robert N. Klein II and Affiliated Entity Klein Financial Corporation CA   $4,628,925
    2 JDRF International NY   $750,000
    3 Open Philanthropy Action Fund, Supporting the Reform Jails and Community Reinvestment Initiative CA   $580,000
    4 Ann S. Tsukamoto CA   $500,000
    5 One Mind for Research Inc CA   $100,000
    6 Tony Pritzker CA   $15,000
    Total from top contributors $6,573,925

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

Proposition 23

1882. (19-0025)

Supporting

No committee supporting this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

Opposing

Stop the Dangerous & Costly Dialysis Proposition, Sponsored by Dialysis Providers and Cargivers
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Fresenius Medical Care KS NEW $1,010,561
2 DaVita, Inc. DC $1,010,561
  Total from top contributors $2,021,121

Proposition 22

1883. (19-0026)

Supporting

Californians for Innovation and Opportunity, sponsored by transportation network and delivery network companies
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Lyft, Inc. CA NEW $30,000,000
2 Uber Technologies, Inc. CA NEW $30,000,000
  Total from top contributors $60,000,000

 

Californians to Protect Worker Independence and Consumer Choice, A Coalition of Gig Economy Workers, Small Businesses and Consumers, Sponsored by Doordash
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 DoorDash, Inc. CA NEW $30,000,000
  Total from top contributors $30,000,000

 

Protect App-Based Drivers and Services, A Coalition of On-Demand Drivers and Network Companies, Small Businesses, Community Groups and Public Safety Organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Lyft, Inc. CA + $30,460,499
2 Uber Technologies, Inc. CA + $30,248,816
3 Doordash, Inc. CA - $30,001,638
4 Postmates Inc. CA - $10,000,000
5 Maplebear Inc. DBA Instacart CA - $10,000,000
  Total from top contributors $110,710,953

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

None at this time.

Additional Resources

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