Following the Clinton Foundation Money

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Author: Barry Bowen

In All the President’s Men, the famous movie about Watergate, informant Deep Throat tells Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, “Follow the money.” This pithy slogan quickly became the motto for investigative reporters looking into fraud.

With so many accusations being leveled at Bill and Hillary Clinton’s charity, The Clinton Foundation, it is time to do some investigating of our own. Does the foundation exaggerate its charity work? Let’s take a look.

By law the Clinton Foundation is required to file the Form 990 annually with the IRS. These financial disclosure documents are a matter of public record and may be downloaded from The Foundation Center’s 990 Finder.

On Twitter, the Clinton charity brags, “Fact: 87% of our spending goes directly to programs that improve people’s lives around the world.”

This claim is false. The actual amount is 79% for 2014 and 81% in 2013. We get these figures by dividing total program services expenses by total functional expenses.

2014:

Total Functional Expenses: $91,281,145

Total Program Services Expenses: $72,552,187

2013:

Total Functional Expenses: $84,684,494

Total Program Services Expenses: $68,308,811

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In this graphic the Clinton Foundation claims that 8.6% percent of its spending in 2014 was for management and general expenses. Another misleading statistic. Instead 13% of total functional expenses  were for management and general expenses. ($12,010,365)

On a final note, some Americans might be surprised to learn the Clinton Foundation is generating huge profits. Line 19 on page one of the Form 990 shows “revenue minus expenses”.

2014 profit: $86,523,467

2013 profit: $63,158,275

What is the Clinton Foundation going to do with all that excess revenue?

Author: Barry Bowen

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Jonathan Rovetto was fortunate enough to grow up in a loving faith-filled family. He felt called to advancing the Kingdom of God from an early age. His first involvement in Media was running the sound board for Cavlary Temple in Wayne, NJ. He later went on to college and received an Engineering Degree from Rutgers University and a Masters in Communication from Regent University. His previous ministry work included time with Eagle’s Wings Ministries, Christ Church (NJ), and the National Religious Broadcasters. Jonathan eventually moved from New Jersey to Wisconsin to work with Jason Upton of Key of David Ministries. While in Wisconsin, Jonathan became the Media Director for the TBN affiliate TV station in the Milwaukee area. Currently Jonathan is the Media Director for World Outreach & Bible Training Center in Milwaukee and is also the Media Director for God in a Nutshell Ministries.
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