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Clinton Foundation

Strengthening the capacity of people to meet the challenges of global interdependence

three stars

89.28

1633 Broadway Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10019
tel: (501) 748-0471   Web Site
EIN: 31-1580204

Board Leadership
President Bill Clinton
Founder and Board Chair

CEO
Kevin Thurm
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.28 three stars
  Financial 84.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Clinton Foundation works on issues directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service. Our programs are designed to make a real difference today while serving as proven models for tomorrow. The goal of every effort is to use available resources to get better results faster. We firmly believe that when diverse groups of people bring resources together in the spirit of true cooperation, transformative ideas will emerge to drive life-changing action.

The Clinton Foundation works on issues directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service. Our programs are designed to make a real difference today while serving as proven models for tomorrow. The goal of every effort is to use available resources to get better results faster. We firmly believe that when diverse groups of people bring resources together in the spirit of true cooperation, transformative ideas will emerge to drive life-changing action.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of farmers benefitting from access to improved agricultural practices, increased yields, and enhanced market access
163,144
Number of girls and women provided access to job skills training and livelihood support
18,421
Number of schools working with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to build healthier environments for students through increasing access to healthier foods and physical activity
43,000
Number of trees and tree seedlings planted
8,500,000
Number of visitors from around the world have visited the Clinton Presidential Center
4,600,000
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

84.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
75.7%
  Administrative Expenses 19.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.73
  Program Expenses Growth -22.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Clinton Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Clinton Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Clinton Foundation (NY) 89.28 three stars
Water.org (MO) 95.75 four stars
World Neighbors (OK) 92.88 four stars
Root Capital (MA) 85.57 three stars
Givedirectly Inc. (NY) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,013,262
   Federated Campaigns $36,380
   Membership Dues $167,080
   Fundraising Events $3,810,831
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,139,500
Total Contributions $24,167,053
   Program Service Revenue $1,681,144
Total Primary Revenue $25,848,197
   Other Revenue $4,855,169
TOTAL REVENUE $30,703,366
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $35,736,992
   Administrative Expenses $8,909,791
   Fundraising Expenses $2,863,392
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $47,510,175
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-16,806,809
   
Net Assets $292,393,055

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Clinton Presidential Center $12,939,483 36.2%
Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership $4,793,832 13.4%
Clinton Global Initiative $4,666,513 13.1%

Within the last year, this charity had a CN Advisory removed. Read More

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 89.28 three stars
2017-12 12/20/2019 89.33 three stars

Historical CN Advisories

01/22/2018-12/20/2019: Low Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Low Concern CN Advisory for the The Clinton Foundation on December 20, 2019, because the CN Advisory has been in place for more than a year (since January 22, 2018).

Charity Navigator had published a Low Concern CN Advisory on The Clinton Foundation because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • On January 4, 2018, Reuters reported on the operations of The Clinton Foundation, in an article titled, "Justice Dept. launches new Clinton Foundation probe: The Hill." For this reason, we have issued a Low Concern CN Advisory. For more information, please see the Reuters article.

    Charity Response

    The Clinton Foundation referred Charity Navigator to the statement they provided at the time of these news reports: 

    Statement from the Clinton Foundation:

    “Time after time, the Clinton Foundation has been subjected to politically motivated allegations, and time after time these allegations have been proven false. None of this has made us waver in our mission to help people. The Clinton Foundation has demonstrably improved the lives of millions of people across America and around the world while earning top ratings from charity watchdog groups in the process. There are real issues in our society needing attention that the Clinton Foundation works hard to solve every day. So we're going to stay focused on what really matters.”

    • On January 5, 2018, The Washington Post published an article titled, "FBI has been investigating the Clinton Foundation for months." For more information, please see The Washington Post article.

    • On January 7, 2018, CNN published an article titled, "Schiff: 'It doesn't take a genius' to see Trump 'badgering' spurred Clinton Foundation investigation." For more information, please see the CNN article.

    • On November 20, 2018, The Hill published an article titled, "House GOP to hold hearing into DOJ’s probe of Clinton Foundation." For more information, please see The Hill article.

    • On December 6, 2018, Fox News published an article titled, "Clinton Foundation whistleblowers have come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence, Meadows says." For more information, please see the Fox News article.

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 31-1580204
Name in IRS Master File BILL HILLARY & CHELSEA CLINTON FOUNDATION
NTEE Code E70
NTEE Classification Public Health Program (Includes General Health and Wellness Promotion
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(61) Library
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$397,025 0.83% Kevin Thurm Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Clinton Foundation (NY) 89.28 three stars
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Vital Voices Global Partnership (DC) 92.84 four stars
Trickle Up (NY) 94.13 four stars
Worldserve International (MO) 87.25 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Clinton Foundation
1633 Broadway
Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10019
tel: (501) 748-0471
EIN: 31-1580204

Mail donations to:
1200 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201

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Board Leadership

President Bill Clinton
Founder and Board Chair

CEO

Kevin Thurm
Chief Executive Officer

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