After an unsuccessful effort to block Prop 8 in 2008, Equality California's donations dropped from $14 million to $6 million in 2009, necessitating the closing of some offices. In a recent interview, the head of Equality California downplayed the cuts, explaining that an "anonymous donor contributed $6.5 million in 2008 that the Let California Ring public education campaign, which is hosted by the institute, used primarily for ad buys around the state, including multi-lingual advertisements, about marriage equality. In 2009, the same donor contributed $500,000 to fund field work. That donor didn't give money this year, according to Kors."
We are waiting to see whether the Human Rights Campaign will set up a website to expose Equality California's secret, anonyous large donors attempting to use c3 money to influence elections. (Not really).