November 2020 General Election

Last Modified: November 19, 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

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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: November 19, 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. 14 Support Authorizes Bonds to Continue Funding Stem Cell and Other Medical Research. Initiative Statute. $17,802,097
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. $56,472,905*
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.  $53,249,159
Prop. 16 Support A resolution to propose to the people of the State of Califonria an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by repealing Section 31 of Article I thereof, relating to government preferences. Assembly Constitutional Amendment. $16,869,353*
Prop.16 Oppose A resolution to propose to the people of the State of Califonria an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by repealing Section 31 of Article I thereof, relating to government preferences. Assembly Constitutional Amendment. $197,069
Prop. 19 Support The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act. $63,830,762
Prop. 20 Support Restricts Parole For Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes Felony Sentences For Certain Offenses Currently Treated Only As Misdemeanors. Initiative Statute. $4,665,880
Prop. 20 Oppose Restricts Parole For Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes Felony Sentences For Certain Offenses Currently Treated Only As Misdemeanors. Initiative Statute. $8,050,937
Prop. 21 Support Expands Local Governments' Authority To Enact Rent Control On Residential Property. Initiative Statute.  $30,306,772
Prop. 21 Oppose Expands Local Governments' Authority To Enact Rent Control On Residential Property. Initiative Statute.  $57,904,554
Prop. 22 Support Changes Employment Classifiction Rules for App-Based Transportation and Delivery Drivers. Initiative Statute. $204,373,045
Prop. 22 Oppose Changes Employment Classifiction Rules for App-Based Transportation and Delivery Drivers. Initiative Statute. $11,796,532
Prop. 23 Support Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Establishes Minimum Staffing and Other Requirements. Initiative Statute. $5,560,000
Prop. 23 Oppose Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Establishes Minimum Staffing and Other Requirements. Initiative Statute. $105,243,991
Prop. 24 Support Amends Consumer Privacy Laws. Initiative Statute. $6,482,400
Prop. 25 Support Referendum to Overturn a 2018 Law That Replaced Money Bail System With a System Based on Public Safety Risk $14,781,741
Prop. 25 Oppose Referendum to Overturn a 2018 Law That Replaced Money Bail System With a System Based on Public Safety Risk $9,072,502
 
Total $673,134,132

Proposition 14

Authorizes Bond to Continue Funding Stem Cell and Other Medical Research. Initiative Statute.

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 + $9,337,798
    2 Dagmar Dobly CA - $2,059,000
    3 JDRF International NY - $1,000,000
    4 T. Denny Sanford AZ - $975,000
    5 Ann Howland Doerr CA - $950,000
    6 L. John Doerr, III CA - $950,000
    7 Ann S. Tsukamoto CA - $950,000
    8 Open Philanthropy Action Fund, Supporting the Reform Jails and Community Reinvestment Initiative CA - $580,000
    9 Franklin "Pitch" Johnson CA - $500,299
    10 Dean Rasmussen CA - $500,000
    Total from top contributors $17,802,097

Opposing

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

Proposition 15

Increases Funding for Public Schools, Community Colleges, and Local Government Services by Changing Tax Assessment of Commercial and Industrial Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

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 + $19,811,410
2 Chan Zuckerberg Advocacy (Nonprofit 501(C)(4)) CA - $10,905,000
3 SEIU California State Council (nonprofit (C)(5)) CA - $6,909,208
4

SEIU Local 2015 Issues PAC

Top Contributors

CA + $3,367,497
5 Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Issues PAC CA ↑+ $2,000,000
6

Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Issues PAC

Top Contributors

CA ↓+ $1,752,250
7 California Federation of Teachers COPE PROP/Ballot Committee CA ↓+ $1,446,692
8 The San Francisco Foundation CA ↓+ $1,306,300
9 American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (FED PAC ID #C000028860) DC ↑+ $1,100,000
10 Emerson Collective LLC CA $1,000,000
  Total from top contributors $49,598,357

 

Yes on 15: Million Voter Project Action Fund, Sponsored by Social Justice Organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Yes on 15 - Schools and Communities First Sponsored by a Coalition of Labor Groups and Social Justice Organizations Representing Families, Students, and Essential Workers CA NEW $2,150,000
2 Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Advocacy - Yes on 15 (Nonprofit 501(c)(4)) CA NEW $710,000
3 East Bay Community Foundation (Nonprofit (501(c)(3)) CA NEW $260,000
4 California Calls Education Fund for Schools and Communities First - Yes on 15 (Nonprofit 501(c)(3)) CA NEW $250,000
5 California Community Foundation CA NEW $250,000
6 Committee for Working Families, Sponsored by the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO CA NEW $250,000
7 Heising-Simons Action Fund nonprofit (501(c)(4) CA NEW $200,000
8 Californians for Public Safety and Rehabilitation CA NEW $150,000
9 Million Voter Project Actoin Fund- Yes on EE, Sponsored by Social Justice Organizations CA NEW $79,548
10 M Quinn Delaney CA NEW $75,000
  Total from top contributors $4,374,548

 

Educators for Equity, yes on 15 and 16, Sponsored by California Teachers Association
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Teachers Association Issues PAC * CA + $2,500.000
  Total from top contributors $2,500,000


Opposing

  No on Prop 15 - Stop Higher Property Taxes and Save Prop 13 - a coalition of California homeowners, taxpayers, and businesses 
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

California Businesses Roundtable Issues PAC

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $39,317,690
2

California Business Properties Association Issues PAC

Top Donors to Contributor

CA + $2,311,000
3 Boston Properties CA - $1,500,000
4 California Taxpayers Association - Protect Taxpayer Rights CA - $1,436,000
5 NextEra Energy, Inc. CA - $1,295,000
6 Michael K. Hayde, Including Western National Group & Affiliated Entities CA - $1,200,000
7 Public Storage CA - $1,001,000
8 AMERCO NV - $896,000
9 Jeffrey M. Worthe Including Aggregated Contributions CA - $750,000
10 Duesenberg Investment Co., LLC (William S. Anderson) CA - $600,000
  Total from top contributors $50,306,690

 

Family Farmers Against Prop. 15 - Stop Higher Food Taxes
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Farm Bureau Federation CA - $753,444
2 Agricultural Council of California Committee in Opposition to Prop. 15 CA + $257,000
3 Western Growers CA - $128,532
4

Western Growers Association Issues PAC

Top Contributors

CA - $125,000
5 Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc. CA - $100,000
6 Sun-Maid Growers of California CA - $100,000
7

No on Prop. 15 - Stop HIgher Property Taxes and Save Prop. 13 - a coalition of California homeowners, taxpayers, and businesses

Top Contributors

CA - $70,163
8 Bayer CA - $50,000
9 The Wonder Company LLC CA - $50,000
10 Quinn Group, Inc. CA

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$36,667
  Total from top contributors                      $1,670,806

 

Protect Prop. 13, No on 15, A Project of the Howard Jarvis Taypayers Association
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Michael Koss and Affiliates CA - $46,000
2 Domino Realty Management Company and affiliate entities CA - $45,000
3 Corie Koss CA - $45,000
4 William J. Codiga CA NEW $25,000
5 H&P Holdings, Inc. NV - $15,000
6 Columbia Development, LLC (Steve R. Freed) CA - $10,000
7 Eureka Development Company LCC and CSS Properties LLC (D.M. Sutherland) CA - $10,000
  Total from top contributors                      $196,000

 

No on Prop 15 - Protecting our Family Farms, Sponsored by Alliance of California's Farmers and Ranchers
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Dairies, Inc CA NEW $640,000
2 California Citrus Mutual CA NEW $90,000
3 California Rice Industry Association CA NEW $90,000
4  No on Prop 15 - Stop Higher Property Taxes and Save Prop 13 - A Coalition of CA Homeowners, Taxpayers, and Businesses CA NEW $70,163
5 California Fresh Fruit Association CA NEW $40,000
6 California Assn of Pest Control Advisors CA NEW $40,000
7 HOC Holdings, Inc CA NEW $30,000
8 California Cotton Ginners and Growers Association CA NEW $25,500
9 Richard F. Spencer CA NEW $25,000
10 California Fresh Fruit Association PAC CA NEW $25,000
  Total from top contributors                      $1,075,663


Proposition 16

A Resolution to Propose to the People of the State of California an Amendment to the Constitution of the State, by repealing Section 31 of Article I thereof, relating to government preferences. Assembly Constitutional Amendment.

Supporting

Yes on 16, Opportunity for All Coalition, sponsored by civil rights organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Quinn M. Delaney CA - $6,700,000
2 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and the Hospitals CA - $1,500,000
3 American Civil Liberties Union NY + $1,331,123
4 Open Society Policy Center DC - $1,000,000
5 Patricia Quillin CA - $1,000,000
6 ACLU of Northern California Issues Committee CA + $774,691
7 California Teachers Association / Issues PAC CA - $563,539
8 Blue Shield of California CA - $500,000
9 Ballmer, Connie E. WA - $500,000
10 Ballmer, Steven A. WA - $500,000
  Total from top contributors                      $14,369,353

 

Educators for Equity, yes on 15 and 16, Sponsored by California Teachers Association
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Teachers Association Issues PAC * CA + $2,500.000
  Total from top contributors $2,500,000


Opposing

Californians for Equal Rights, No on 16
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Students for Fair Admissions Inc. TX - $50,000
2 Gail Heriot CA + $49,999
3 Manuel Klausner CA ↑+ $25,030
4 Frank Xu CA ↓+ $16,040
5 John Grassi CA - $15,000
6 IvyMax San Marino Corp. CA NEW $11,000
7 IvyMax, Inc. CA $10,000
8 Susan Xu CA $10,000
9 John Lott CA $10,000
  Total from top contributors $197,069

Proposition 19

The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act.

Supporting

Yes on 19: Tax Savings and Housing Relief for Seniors, Severely Disables, and Wildfire Victims, Sponsored by California Association of Realtors
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Association of Realtors CA + $16,890,341
2 California Association of Realtors Issues Mobilizaton PAC DC + $16,890,341
3 National Association of Realtors IL - $4,893,500
4 California Democratic Party CA + $21,321
  Total from top contributors $38,700,961

 

Yes on 19: Coalition of Firefighters, Realtors, Seniors, Disabled Homeowners, and Wildfire Victims
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Association of Realtors CA - $23,500,000
2 California Democratic Party CA + $1,487,347
3 California Professional Firefighters Ballot Measure Committee CA - $100,454
4 Neighbors For a Better San Francisco CA + $32,000
5 Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 Issues Advocacy/Ballot Initiative PAC CA - $10,000
  Total from top contributors $25,129,801

Opposing

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

Proposition 20

Restricts Parole for Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes Felony Sentences for Certain Offenses Currently Treated Only as Misdemeanors. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

Yes on 20 - Keep California Safe, a Project of the California Public Safety Partnership Issues Committee
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Correctional Peace Officers Association Truth in American Government Fund CA - $2,000,0000
2 California Grocers Association Issues Committee CA + $615,000
3 Peace Officers Research Association of California Political Issues Committee CA - $500,000
4 Association For Los Angeles Deputys Sheriffs PIC CA - $400,000
5 Devin Nunes Campaign Committee CA - $305,500
6 Riverside Sheriffs' Association Public Education Fund CA - $250,000
7 Los Angeles Police Protection League Issues PAC CA - $200,000
8 Devin Nunes Campaign Committee CA $180,440
9 Protecting California Cooper Ballot Measure Committee CA - $140,441
10 FSB Core Strategies CA - $130,000
Total from top contributors $4,665,880

Opposing

No on Prop 20 - Californians Against the Prison Spending Scam
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Chan Zuckerberg Initiative CA ↑+ $2,250,000
2 Patty Quillin CA $2,000,000
3 Committee for California CA - $855,000
  Committee for California Issues PAC CA -  
4 OSPC, Inc. NY NEW $1,000,000
5 Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors NY NEW $500,000
6 Stacy H. Schusterman OK $500,000
7 The Heising-Simmons Action Fund CA $375,000
8 Lynn Schusterman OK $250,000
9 SSP Universe Trust, a Trust for Susan Pritzker's Benefit CA $100,000
10 ACLU of Northern California Issues Committee CA $75,000
Total from top contributors $8,050,937


Proposition 21

Expands Local Governments' Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

Homeowners and Tenants United Sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 AIDS Healthcare Foundation CA + $35,256,773
2 California Nurses Association Political Action Committee CA - $50,000
  Total from top contributors $35,306,773

Opposing

No on Prop 21 - Californians to Protect Affordable Housing - a coalition of housing advocates, renters, businesses, taxpayers, and veterans
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions      
1 California Business Roundtable Issues PAC CA - $7,250,000      
2

Multi-County Property Rights PAC, Sponsored By Apartment Assn of Orange County

Top Contributors

CA ↑+ 462,913      
3 California Association of Realtors Issues Mobilization PAC CA $450,000      
4 Issues PAC of Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles CA + $445,000      
5 California Business Properties Association Issues PAC CA - $285,000      
6 Neveo Mosser, Including the Mosser Companies, Inc. and Affiliated Entities CA - $218,900      
7 No on 21 - Californians for Affordable Housing, sponsored by the California Rental Housing Association CA - $162,010      
8 California Taypayers Association - Protect Taxpayer Rights CA - $144,000      
9 Southern California Rental Housing Association PAC CA - $75,000      
10 Berkeley Rental Housing Coalition CA - $50,000      
  Total from top contributors                      $9,542,822      

 

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 + $15,013,300
2

Equity Residential

Top Contributors

VA + $11,052,800
3 Avalonbay Communities, Inc. VA + $8,779,500
4 Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc. and Affiliated Entities CA - $3,134,600
5 UDR, Inc. CO - $2,525,042
6 Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO) and Afffiliated Entities CO - $2,036,900
7 Sequoia Equities and Affiliated Entities CA - $1,733,800
8 George M. Marcus and Affiliated Entities CA - $1,713,000
9 Invitation Homes AZ - $1,231,290
10 General Investment & Development (GID), A dba for Windsor Investment Company, Inc MA - $1,141,500
  Total from top contributors $48,361,732


Proposition 22

Changes Employment Classification Rules for App-Based Transportation and Delivery Drivers. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

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 Uber Technologies, Inc. CA + $59,532,466
2 Doordash, Inc. CA + $52,119,920
3 Lyft, Inc. CA + $48,962,682
4 Maplebear Inc. DBA Instacar CA + $31,595,580
5 Postmates Inc. CA + $13,331,768
6 Committee on Jobs Government Reform Fund CA - $180,000
  Total from top contributors $205,722,416

Opposing

No on Prop 22, sponsored by Labor Organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO CA + $2272,065
  Working Families Issues Committee, sponsored by the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO*** CA    
 

Million More Voters, sponsored by the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

Top Contributors***

CA    
2 Service Employees International Union Local 721 CTW, CLC Issues & Initiatives CA - $1,500,000
3 International Brotherhood of Teamsters DC - $1,500,000
4 Service Employees International Union Local 1021 CA ↑+ $1,074,467
5 United Food & Commercial Workers International Union CLC DC $1,000,000
6 Service Employees International Union DC $1,000,000
7 United Food & Commercial Workers Local 770 CA $1,000,000
8 Service Employees International Union United Health Care Workers West Political Issues Committee CA $1,000,000
9 United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Issues PAC CA - $750,000
10 Members Voice of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California CA NEW $700,000
  Total from top contributors                      $11,796,532

Proposition 23

Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Establishes Minimum Staffing and Other Requirements. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

Yes on 23 - Californians for Kidney Dialysis Patient Protection, Sponsored by Service Employees International Union - United Healthcare Workers West
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 SEIU United Healthcare Workers West Political Action Committee CA NEW $5,560,000
  Total from top contributors $5,560,000

Opposing

Stop the Dangerous & Costly Dialysis Proposition, Sponsored by Dialysis Providers and Caregivers
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 DaVita, Inc. DC + $66,823,445
2 Fresenius Medical Care KS - $29,785,427
3 US Renal Care, Inc. TX - $7,635,118
4 Dialysis Clinic, Inc. TN - $600,000
5 Satellite Heatlhcare, Inc. CA - $400,000
  Total from top contributors $105,243,991

Proposition 24

Amends Consumer Privacy Laws. Initiative Statute. 

Supporting

Yes on 24, Californians for Consumer Privacy
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Alastair Mactaggart
CA + $6,452,400
2 Bill Dodd Ballot Measure Committee for Progress, Reform & A Stronger California CA - $20,000
3 Eric Silverberg NY   $10,000
  Total from top contributors                      $6,482,400

Opposing

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

Proposition 25

Referendum to Overturn a 2018 Law That Replaced Money Bail System With a System Based on Public Safety Risk.

Supporting

Yes on Prop 25, a coalition of justice reform and labor organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions      
1 John Arnold TX - $5,00,000      
2 Steven A. Ballmer and affiliated entities WA - $3,000,000      
3 Connie E. Ballmer and affiliated entities WA - $3,000,000      
4 Patty Quillin CA - $1,000,000      
5 SEIU California State Council (Nonprofit 501(C)(5)) CA + $631,741      
  SEIU California State Council Issues Committee** CA          
6 Quinn Delaney CA - $500,000      
7 Tom Steyer CA - $500,000      
8 .Action Now Initiatve, LLC TX - $500,000      
9 SEIU Local 2015 Issues PAC CA - $400,000      
10 Lynn Schusterman OK - $250,000      
  Total from top contributors                      $14,781,741      

Opposing

No on Prop 25 - Stop the Unfair, Unsafe and Costly Ballot Proposition, Sponsored by the American Bail Coalition
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Triton Management Services, LLC CA + $3,291,567
2 Bankers Insurance Company FL ↑+ $1,117,333
3 AIA Holdings, Inc. CA $1,114,068
4 Lexington National Insurance Corporation MD - $893,156
5 American Surety Company IN - $883,615
6 Seaview Insurance Company CA - $679,966
7 Financial Casualty & Surety, Inc. TX - $444,496
8 DMCG, Inc. CA - $257,500
9 All Pro Bail Bonds, Inc. CA - $202,000
10 United States Fire Insurance Company CA - $188,801
  Total from top contributors                      $9,072,502

None at this time.

Additional Resources

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