isn't the Clinton Foundation corrupt?
Q: Isn’t the Clinton Foundation corrupt?
A: No. The Clinton Foundation is a world-renowned charitable organization that has received top marks from independent charity watchdog groups. In an interview with CNN, CharityWatch President Daniel Borochoff said:
If Hillary Clinton wasn’t running for President, the Clinton Foundation would be seen as one of the great humanitarian charities of our generation.
Q: What do these independent organizations say about the Clinton Foundation?
A: Independent charity watchdog agencies have given the Clinton Foundation the highest ratings for transparency and accountability.
- CharityWatch gave the foundation an A rating.
- Charity Navigator gave them the highest possible rating, 4 stars, with an incredible overall score of 94.74 out of 100.
- GuideStar bestowed Platinum status on the Clinton Foundation, indicating the foundation’s commitment to transparency.
Q: OK, but the Clintons must make money from the foundation, right?
A: Neither Hillary, Bill, nor Chelsea Clinton draw a salary from the Clinton Foundation or are otherwise compensated for their work for the foundation. Additionally:
- A remarkable 88% of the funds collected by the Clinton Foundation went to programs.
- There is no evidence to support accusations that Clinton Foundation donors gained special access or favors from the State Department under Hillary.
Q: What is The Clinton Foundation anyway?
A: The Clinton Foundation was founded by President Bill Clinton in 2001, to support the work of the Clinton Presidential Center, which contains his Presidential Library and supports the Arkansas community. He expanded the foundation’s role in 2002 to improve global access to HIV/AIDS treatment. The foundation has continued to grow and take on new challenges, including battling climate change, fighting childhood obesity, and increasing opportunities for women and girls, to name just a few.
Q: What are some of the Clinton Foundation’s accomplishments?
A: The Clinton Foundation saves lives and has helped millions of people worldwide:
- The foundation has helped 9 million people get access to lower-cost medicine for HIV/AIDS.
- The Clinton Health Access Initiative partnered with governments to dispense lifesaving vaccines, which help save the lives of 50,000 children in Kenya, Ethiopia and Malawi each year.
- In 2014, the Clinton Global Initiative launched Girls CHANGE in partnership with No Ceilings and other organizations. Girls CHANGE has invested over $800 million, with the goal of helping 15 million girls by 2019.
- The Clinton Foundation, in partnership with Adapt Pharma, helped provide Naloxone, a drug that helps reverse the effects of heroin overdoses, free of charge to all high schools in the United States.
- The Alliance for a Healthier Generation (which was founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation), has helped bring healthier food and more opportunities for physical activity to more than 18 million students in over 31,000 American schools, in every state.