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There's Really No Comparison Between The Trump And Clinton FoundationsNPR; October 17, 2016
The Clinton Foundation is what's called a public charity. That means it mostly raises money from other people and foundations (including, by the way, a gift of between $100,000 and $250,000 from the Trump Foundation in 2009). The Clinton Foundation spends that money on things like HIV and malaria prevention in Africa. It spends close to 90 cents of every dollar it gets on charitable causes, and earns top marks from watchdog groups. More

Clinton Foundation Program an Influence on Candidate's Ed. AgendaEducation Week; October 11, 2016
At 3 years old, the initiative is young—but it has developed an extensive strategy to envelop families in the message that talking, reading, and singing to their young children, from birth, is essential. More

Chelsea Clinton’s Mission to Save the ElephantCondé Nast Traveler; October 6, 2016
Pilar Guzmán, Editor in Chief of Condé Nast Traveler, sat down with Chelsea Clinton to learn more about the Elephants Action Network—a conservation group formed by the Clinton Global Initiative in 2013 dedicated to ending the illegal ivory trade—and why the elephant's survival should be important to everyone. More

The key question on the Clinton Foundation is whether it saved lives. The answer is clearly yes.Vox; September 22, 2016
There is little to no evidence that anyone received meaningful favors from the Clintons in exchange for donating to the foundation. There is definitely no evidence that Hillary Clinton altered her policies as secretary of state in reaction to donations…But there is considerable evidence that the Clinton Foundation has saved millions of lives. More

The Clinton Foundation shows off the goods—and wow, are they goodDaily Kos; September 21, 2016
The Clinton Foundation is the real thing, with real numbers that are going to be hard to deny…The Clinton Foundation has been open, effective, and put an unprecedented effort into demonstrating results. More

Clinton Global Initiative Winds Down on a Note of OptimismChronicle of Philanthropy; September 20, 2016
The central message of the work has been that everyone, whether a corporate CEO, a nonprofit leader, or an individual philanthropist, has a role to play in advancing the public good, nonprofit leaders said. More

Exclusive: Airbnb, P&G, and Unilever Are Partnering With the Clinton Foundation to Invest Over $70m in WomenFortune; September 20, 2016
The approach, announced Tuesday by Chelsea Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting in New York, enlists more than 20 partners from the corporate and nonprofit worlds to address the gaps in women’s economic progress…Fortune‘s exclusive look at the effort shows that CGI anticipates it to impact the lives of more than 900,000 people in 60 countries around the world over the next five years. More

In Tanzania, Clinton Foundation trades on maize and beans, not name.PolitiFact; September 6, 2016
The farming project in rural Tanzania is a window into the signature Clinton Foundation style that attracts millions of dollars in support on one end and creates market-driven opportunity on the other. To understand the foundation, you need to look at both. More

The Clinton Foundation Is Not a Scandal. It’s a Phenomenal, Life-Saving Success.Slate; August 25, 2016
[The Clinton Foundation] is the source of salvation for millions of people. The Clintons’ AIDS relief work is humanity at its best. And the smear campaign against their charity is politics at its absolute worst. More

What the Heck Does the Clinton Foundation Actually Do?Inside Philanthropy; June 23, 2016
But one question that gets surprisingly little attention is the most basic: What does this place actually do?... The Clinton Foundation is best understood as an umbrella entity that is carrying out several very different missions. More

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Our initiatives have continued their groundbreaking work around the globe, making a difference in the lives of millions.

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Donna Shalala: Improving Opportunity and Lives: The Clinton Foundation’s Impact Across the United StatesMedium; October 4, 2016
The Clinton Foundation also works across the United States to improve health and wellness in our schools and communities, give parents the tools to stimulate brain development in early childhood, strengthen our economic competitiveness, provide opportunities to volunteer and give back, and continue President Clinton’s legacy through the Clinton Presidential Center and Library in Little Rock. More

Derek Yach: How the Clinton Global Initiative Changed the World by Changing Corporate PhilanthropyTriplePundit; September 21, 2016
Few global platforms can claim to have the direct and indirect impact of the Clinton Global Initiative. As I and other leaders from the private sector depart CGI’s 12th and final Annual Meeting later this week, the important work and impact of our commitments will continue. Doing well by doing good – and valuing the integration of both business purpose and societal gains – is now an unstoppable force in best business practices and in modern philanthropy. More

As the Clinton Global Initiative opens its final annual meeting, Zainab Salbi lauds its visionNew York Times; September 19, 2016
Though I am saddened that this year marks CGI’s last Annual Meeting, I trust that the community it has built and the impact of their work will endure…Over the years, CGI’s event became the marketplace for innovative solutions, for meeting inspiring people who are making real difference, and hammering out plans to effect tangible, measurable change in the world. More

Nancy Brown: Schools Can Become Healthier Quickly; Roosevelt DidHuffington Post; September 6, 2016
Administrators already were interested in the Healthy Schools Program offered by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an organization founded by my organization, the American Heart Association, and the Clinton Foundation. Reynolds led the way, taking smart steps such as: Junk food went out, a salad bar eventually went in; Health lessons became part of the curriculum; PE classes went from infrequent to a district-best 30 minutes per day; not surprisingly, their students’ success in state fitness testing soared. More

Mitch Landrieu: Clinton Foundation Instrumental in Katrina RecoveryThe Hill; September 2, 2016
Without a doubt, New Orleans is stronger today because of the collaborations forged by the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation. No entity has had the power to bring together the world's most influential governments, corporations, nonprofits and philanthropists to do more good for more people. More

Jim Greenbaum: Why I Contributed $1.5 Million to the Clinton FoundationMedium; August 29, 2016
While traveling in Africa and at various conferences, I met with numerous Clinton Foundation executives and staff. Never before had I encountered such capable, dedicated individuals. The Clinton Foundation had put together a vision to tackle some of the most pressing humanitarian problems facing the world, and they were executing their plan. No politics — just relentless, passionate obsessive determination to get the job done. More

Stephanie Streett: Dramatic ImpactArkansas Democrat-Gazette; August 29, 2016
According to an independent study commissioned by the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Presidential Center has helped catalyze over $3.3 billion in economic development to downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock…This is the right course--taking steps to remove potential conflicts, while maintaining our obligation to ensure that life-changing work continues around the world, through partner organizations, and here in the U.S. and Arkansas, through a refocused Clinton Foundation. More

Lanny Davis: Don’t Let the Clinton Foundation become a Casualty of PoliticsThe Hill; August 30, 2016
So before we allow the Clinton Foundation to be pressured to shut its doors because of subjective concerns about ‘appearances,’ before we take seriously the partisan rants by some hypocritical Republicans and rightwing Clinton haters, or — speaking of ranting and hypocrisy — by Trump himself, let’s ask the question: Why not ask those who are suffering, starving, dying of AIDS or living in poverty around the world whether the Clinton Foundation should be shut down? More

Donna Shalala: Clinton Foundation helps millionsUSA Today; August 23, 2016
Significantly scaling back the Clinton Foundation and our programs that are helping millions of people around the world — even before we even know the outcome of the election — would be needless and irresponsible…We have a serious responsibility to ensure that the women and children, workers and farmers, and countless others who rely on the foundation will continue to receive help. More

Kevin Franck: No evidence of scheme leaves mogul to cook up more crackpot theoriesBoston Herald; August 23, 2016
Trump’s call to shutter it permanently would pull the plug on programs that combat prescription painkiller abuse and train East African farmers to grow and earn more, among other things…In order to qualify as a pay-to-play scheme, there has to be some play. There was not, but evidence does not matter as much as good old political gossip… More

President Clinton: Empowering People to Build Better Futures for Themselves, Their Families, and Their Communities; August 22, 2016
When I left the White House in 2001 and returned to life as a private citizen, I wanted to continue working in areas I had long cared about, where I believed I could still make an impact. That’s what the Clinton Foundation has tried to do, by creating opportunities and solving problems faster, better, at lower cost so that more people are empowered to build better futures for themselves, their families, and their communities. I am grateful to everyone in the U.S. and across the world who has been involved in our work, and especially grateful to Chelsea for her role in increasing scope and impact. More

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