Donations From Trump’s Foundation: Where Did It Go?
The Donald J. Trump Foundation donated roughly $10.9 million to more than 400 charities between 2001 and 2014, according to a Forbes analysis on the foundation’s IRS documents.
Of the $10.9 million, approximately $4 million was donated to health care causes, $1 million to children and education causes, $800,000 to arts and culture causes, $700,000 to police and sports causes, $500,000 to Jewish causes and $2.5 million to other causes.
The charity that received that largest donation amount over the 14-year time span was the Police Athletic League, a New York City charity working with local police officers to provide summer camps, universal pre-K programs and after-school activities for children, according to Forbes. The organization received roughly $832,500 over the course of 14 years (8 percent of the foundation’s total gifts).
For health care-related causes, the foundation donated to about 100 organizations (36 percent of the foundation’s total gifts), including approximately $465,000 to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Operation Smile, $326,000 to New York Presbyterian Hospital and $250,750 to the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Athlete charities that received large donations from the foundation included The Nicklaus Children’s Healthcare Foundation ($150,000), Tiger Woods Foundation ($120,000), Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation ($110,000), Annika Foundation ($75,000) and Turn 2 Foundation ($40,000).
Two noteworthy charities that Trump’s foundation has donated to are the William J. Clinton Foundation—a state branch of the American Civil Liberties Union—and a nonprofit run by the New York Times, which Trump has often criticized on social media.
Trump donated approximately $2.8 million (0.8 percent of his fortune) to his foundation between 2001 and 2008 and $0 between 2009 and 2014. Forbes wrote that Trump remained the president of the foundation, but “financed its activities with money from outsiders, including Comedy Central and NBCUniversal.”
Nhu Te is senior content manager at Fundraise Up, the AI-powered online donation platform for enterprise nonprofits. In her work, she focuses on helping nonprofits create more impact through personalized donor relations, digital fundraising and thoughtful use of technology.