Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill Clinton have donated $70,000 to veterans and military groups from their personal Clinton Family Foundation in recent years, according to public records.
The list of donations from the Clintons is not comprehensive, but is dwarfed by Donald Trump’s release of a list of 41 groups that identified donations of $5.6 million to veterans groups.
“Find out how much Hillary Clinton’s given to the veterans,” Trump dared reporters gathered at Trump Tower yesterday. “Nothing.”
According to recent public records of the Clinton Family Foundation, the family donated $25,000 in 2009, $20,000 in 2010, $5,000 in 2011, $15,000 in 2012, and in 2014, they donated $5,000.
The Clintons, however, have funneled millions of their charitable dollars to the Clinton Foundation, an organization that does not disclose its donations publicly. The Clinton Foundation did not respond to a request for detailed donations to veterans and military groups.
Last year the Clintons released eight years of tax returns, revealing the couple had earned $139 million in adjusted gross income from 2007 to 2014 and gave almost $15 million to charity in that period, but it is unclear how much of that money went to veterans. The Clinton campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
A great portion of their wealth comes from a series of speeches. According to CNN, the Clintons gave 729 speeches between February 2001 – May 2015 with an average fee of $210,795 per speech.
Below is a list of donations to veterans groups from the Clinton Family Foundation according to the organizations recent 990 tax filings:
In 2009, The Clinton Family Foundation gave $25,000 to the Friends Of American Lake Veterans Golf Course.
In 2010, The Clinton Family Foundation gave $5,000 to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, $5,000 to Operation Gratitude, and $10,000 to Any Soldier.
In 2011, The Clinton Family Foundation gave $5,000 to Our Military Kids Inc.
In 2012, The Clinton Family Foundation gave $10,000 to Operation Homefront, and $5,000 to Operation Hat Trick.
In 2014, The Clinton Family Foundation gave $5,000 to Operation Hat Trick.