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How the Beau Biden Foundation spends its cash

The Beau Biden Basis for the Safety of Youngsters raked in $3.9 million in 2020, however spent solely a fraction of that on its purported mission to assist children, The Submit has discovered.

The Delaware-based charity, which was began in honor of President Biden’s late son, obtained an infusion of $1.8 million from the Biden Basis earlier than that group shut down in 2020, in response to the charities’ newest tax filings. The Biden Basis was began by Joe Biden and his spouse, Jill Biden, to champion “progress and prosperity for American households.”

The Beau Biden charity additionally took in $225,000 from entities tied to a prime political donor and bundler to President Biden.

Regardless of the $2 million-plus windfall, the group put solely $544,961 in 2020 towards its acknowledged function of defending youngsters from abuse, in response to tax filings.

The organization put only $544,961 in 2020 toward its stated purpose of protecting children from abuse, according to tax filings.
The group put solely $544,961 in 2020 towards its acknowledged function of defending youngsters from abuse.

The charity spent a complete of $932,865 that yr, with a big chunk of it going to the six-figure salaries of Biden cronies who held government jobs on the non-profit.

Patricia Dailey Lewis, who served as Delaware deputy legal professional basic beneath late AG Beau Biden, runs the non-profit and was paid $150,660 in 2020, together with a $3,500 bonus.

Joshua Alcorn, a longtime Democratic operative and advisor on each Beau Biden’s and Joe Biden’s political campaigns, served as COO and was paid $131,437. He has since stepped down.

Patricia Dailey Lewis runs the non-profit and was paid $150,660 in 2020.
Patricia Dailey Lewis runs the non-profit and was paid $150,660 in 2020.
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CharityWatch, a watchdog group, says that its top-rated nonprofits usually spend at the very least 75 % of their budgets on applications. On this charity’s case, simply 58 % of its spending went to its trigger.

“A 58 % program ratio doesn’t replicate a excessive stage of monetary effectivity,” mentioned Laurie Styron, the manager director of CharityWatch.

Biden’s troubled son, Hunter, served on the board of the Beau Biden charity in 2020 in the course of the time The Submit revealed the invention of his notorious laptop computer, a tool plastered with a sticker from the inspiration. Biden’s daughter, Ashley, and Beau’s widow, Hallie Biden, have been additionally on the board.

Beau's widow, Hallie, is the only family member still on the board of the foundation.
Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie is the one member of the family nonetheless on the board of the inspiration.
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President Biden poses with his son, Army Capt. Beau Biden at Camp Victory on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq on July 4, 2009.
President Biden poses together with his son, Military Capt. Beau Biden at Camp Victory on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq on July 4, 2009.
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Hallie Biden is the one member of the family nonetheless on the board, which incorporates former FBI director Louis Freeh.

The group said that following Joe Biden’s 2021 inauguration, it wouldn’t take cash from lobbyists or overseas donors and would launch names of its main contributors on its web site in a bid to extend transparency.

However the group refused to supply a duplicate of its 2020 tax submitting to The Submit in early March. It later mentioned the doc was obtainable on the Guidestar web site.

Beau Biden, center, pictured in 2008 with other members of the Delaware Army National Guard unit.
Beau Biden pictured in 2008 with different members of the Delaware Military Nationwide Guard unit.
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The doc posted to the location earlier this week included a listing of prime donors, however by Friday that listing was lacking from the submitting.

The donors included the Masimo company, a medical machine producer, and the Masimo Basis. Each are headed by Joe Kiani, who gave $750,000 to the pro-Biden Unite the Nation PAC in 2020 and was named final yr to a presidential advisory committee on science and know-how. His firm additionally has tens of millions in authorities contracts, according to a report.

A consultant of the Masimo Basis mentioned it had lengthy contributed to the Beau Biden Basis “due to the work it does for youths” and the worth of the corporate’s federal contracts had really gone down since Biden took workplace.

The Beau Biden Basis didn’t instantly return requests for remark.

The foundation was incorporated less than a month after Beau Biden died on cancer in 2015.
The inspiration was included lower than a month after Beau Biden died from most cancers in 2015.
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The inspiration was included in Wilmington, DE in June 2015, lower than a month after Beau Biden died of most cancers.

The Beau Biden Basis conducts digital and in-person workshops for adults beginning at $500, in response to its web site. It additionally holds classes for youths on points akin to bullying and web security.

The inspiration is one in all three nonprofits tied to the Biden household.

The Biden Basis was began by the Bidens in 2016. They then began The Biden Most cancers Initiative in 2017. Each teams suspended operations in 2019 when Biden ran for president.

Every group’s tax submitting says it notified applicable state authorities of its dissolution.

The Delaware Lawyer Normal’s workplace, the place the teams have been legally primarily based, didn’t instantly return requests for remark.

Further reporting by Isabel Vincent

 

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