CBC Foundation Received Over $500K in Taxpayer-Funded Government Grants
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation was awarded more than $500,000 in taxpayer-funded government grants since 2010, records show. Seven of its leaders additionally paid themselves six-figure salaries, according to the group's most recent tax filings.
The CBC Foundation, a nonprofit that is separate from the Congressional Black Caucus, carries a mission of advancing "the global black community by developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public."
Despite its separation from the Congressional Black Caucus, a number of members sit on its board of directors. These representatives include Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), who chairs the group; Keith Ellison (D-Minn.); Hank Johnson (D-Ga.); Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.); Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.); Gwen Moore (D-Wis.); Terri Sewell (D-Ala.); and Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.).