Hillary Clinton gave $1,042,000 to charity last year, with $1 million going to the Clinton Family Foundation, according to her 2015 tax return released Friday.
The Clinton Family Foundation is a charitable vehicle used by the Clintons and an entirely separate entity from the scandal-plagued Clinton Foundation. Bill Clinton acts as the foundation’s president while Hillary Clinton is its secretary and treasurer. Chelsea Clinton is the director. They do not compensate themselves from the group.
Almost all of the money the Clintons have written off as charity on their tax returns was given to the Clinton Family Foundation. From this foundation, the Clintons then cut donations to numerous charities including the American Nurses Foundation, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Georgetown University, among others.
The Clintons have donated to other Clinton-linked groups through the Clinton Family Foundation on a number of occasions. For instance, the Clinton Family Foundation donated $250,000 to the Diplomacy Center Foundation in 2014. Hillary sits on the group’s board of directors and acts as its honorary co-chair.
The Clintons initially wrote off millions of dollars on their taxes that ultimately ended up at the much larger Clinton Foundation. The family foundation’s largest contribution every year since 2007 was made to the Clinton Foundation.
Between 2007 and 2014—the last year that a Form 990 is publicly available from the Clinton Family Foundation—the Clintons have given $14,959,450 in total to charity. Of that amount, $14,769,000 went to the Clinton Family Foundation. From the Clinton Family Foundation, $4,312,000 was passed off to the Clinton Foundation—or nearly 30 percent of the total amount given to the charitable foundation.
Below is a breakdown of the flow of money since 2007:
The Clintons recorded giving $3,083,100 to charity, with $3,019,000 going to the Clinton Family Foundation. That year, the Clintons donated $300,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
The Clintons gave $1,400,000 to charity in 2011. The Clinton Family Foundation received the full $1,400,000. After these transactions, The Clinton Family Foundation then poured $352,000 into the Clinton Foundation.
The Clintons gave $1,825,650 to charity, of which $1,800,000 went to the Clinton Family Foundation. The family foundation sent $220,000 to the Clinton Foundation that year.
The Clintons donated $3,078,000 to charity in 2013. Of that amount, $3,000,000 was given to the Clinton Family Foundation and $57,000 was given to the Clinton Global Initiative. That year $300,000 went from Clinton Family Foundation to the Clinton Foundation.
The Clinton’s 2015 tax return shows $1,000,000 donated to the Clinton Family Foundation. The Form 990 for the Clinton Family Foundation is not publicly available, so the amount given to the Clinton Foundation is not yet known.
Clinton’s campaign did not return a request for comment.
by Joe Schoffstall | The Washington Free Beacon
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