When it comes to advancing a liberal agenda, New York Times Co. employees not only give at the office through the paper's slanted reporting, but also through the New York Times Company Foundation , which matches donations by NYT Co. employees -including many madeto leftist environmental and "journalism" groups.
The company website describes the Matching Gifts process this way: "The Foundation administers the program by which The Times Company matches gifts by full-time employees, directors and retirees to qualifying organizations. The match is $1.50 for each $1 contributed, up to an annual limit of $3,000 in gifts each year."
Besides the predictable $2,543 matching grant to the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Times Foundation also bestowed matching gifts in 2006 on avowedly left-wing "journalism" groups - $210 to the left-wing news program Democracy Now Productions , hosted by Pacifica radio standby Amy Goodman, and $750 to the Nation Institute,  affiliated with the far-left Nation magazine.
On the environmental front , the Foundation gave a direct grant (no employee matching required) of $7,500 to the left-wing Natural Resources Defense Council and modest matching gifts to truly radical environmental groups, most noticeably the Earth Justice Legal Defense Fund and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.