William J. Clinton Foundation

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J._Clinton_Foundation

The William J. Clinton Foundation is a foundation established by former President of the United States Bill Clinton with the stated mission to “strengthen the capacity of people throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence.” The Foundation focuses on four critical areas: health security; economic empowerment; leadership development and citizen service; and racial, ethnic and religious reconciliation. The Foundation works principally through partnerships with like-minded individuals, organizations, corporations, and governments, often serving as an incubator for new policies and programs. They have offices located in Harlem, New York City; Boston, Massachusetts; and Little Rock, Arkansas.

http://www.nydailynews.com/money/2008/12/18/2008-12-18_top_donors_to_clinton_foundation_include.html

Former President Bill Clinton laid out a list of big-ticket donors to his foundation Thursday that is heavy with foreign governments and business interests sure to have a stake in the policies that Hillary Rodham Clinton carries out as secretary of state.

Saudi Arabia and other foreign governments gave at least $46 million, while corporate donors included the Blackwater security firm that protects U.S. diplomats in Iraq.

The contributions went to the William J. Clinton Foundation, a nonprofit created by the former president to finance his library in Little Rock, Ark., and charitable efforts to reduce poverty and treat AIDS. President-elect Barack Obama made Hillary Clinton’s nomination as secretary of state contingent on her husband revealing the foundation’s contributors, to avoid questions about potential conflicts of interest.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia gave $10 million to $25 million to the foundation, and other government donors included Norway, Kuwait, Qatar, Brunei, Oman, Italy and Jamaica. The Dutch national lottery gave $5 million to $10 million.

The Blackwater Training Center donated $10,001 to $25,000.

The foundation disclosed the names of its 205,000 donors on a Web site Thursday, ending a decade of resistance to identifying the sources of its money. While the list is loaded with international business leaders and billionaires, some 12,000 donors gave $10 or less.

Clinton agreed to release the information after concerns emerged that his extensive international fundraising and business deals could conflict with America’s interests if his wife became the nation’s top diplomat. The foundation has insisted for years that it was under no legal obligation to identify its contributors, contending that many expected confidentiality when they donated.

The list also underscores ties between the Clintons and India, a connection that could complicate diplomatic perceptions of whether Hillary Clinton can be a neutral broker between India and neighboring Pakistan in a region where Obama will face an early test of his foreign policy leadership.

The former president did not release specific totals for each donor, providing only ranges of giving. Nor did he identify individual contributors’ occupations or countries of residence.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2009/07/20/2009-07-20_hillary_clinton_brokers_deal_with_india_on_sale_of_us_nuclear_reactor_technology.html

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/31/us/politics/31donor.html?_r=1

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Late on Sept. 6, 2005, a private plane carrying the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra touched down in Almaty, a ruggedly picturesque city in southeast Kazakhstan. Several hundred miles to the west a fortune awaited: highly coveted deposits of uranium that could fuel nuclear reactors around the world. And Mr. Giustra was in hot pursuit of an exclusive deal to tap them.

Unlike more established competitors, Mr. Giustra was a newcomer to uranium mining in Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic. But what his fledgling company lacked in experience, it made up for in connections. Accompanying Mr. Giustra on his luxuriously appointed MD-87 jet that day was a former president of the United States, Bill Clinton.

Upon landing on the first stop of a three-country philanthropic tour, the two men were whisked off to share a sumptuous midnight banquet with Kazakhstan’s president, Nursultan A. Nazarbayev, whose 19-year stranglehold on the country has all but quashed political dissent.

Mr. Nazarbayev walked away from the table with a propaganda coup, after Mr. Clinton expressed enthusiastic support for the Kazakh leader’s bid to head an international organization that monitors elections and supports democracy. Mr. Clinton’s public declaration undercut both American foreign policy and sharp criticism of Kazakhstan’s poor human rights record by, among others, Mr. Clinton’s wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.

Within two days, corporate records show that Mr. Giustra also came up a winner when his company signed preliminary agreements giving it the right to buy into three uranium projects controlled by Kazakhstan’s state-owned uranium agency, Kazatomprom.

The monster deal stunned the mining industry, turning an unknown shell company into one of the world’s largest uranium producers in a transaction ultimately worth tens of millions of dollars to Mr. Giustra, analysts said.

Just months after the Kazakh pact was finalized, Mr. Clinton’s charitable foundation received its own windfall: a $31.3 million donation from Mr. Giustra that had remained a secret until he acknowledged it last month. The gift, combined with Mr. Giustra’s more recent and public pledge to give the William J. Clinton Foundation an additional $100 million, secured Mr. Giustra a place in Mr. Clinton’s inner circle, an exclusive club of wealthy entrepreneurs in which friendship with the former president has its privileges.

In separate written responses, both men said Mr. Giustra traveled with Mr. Clinton to Kazakhstan, India and China to see first-hand the philanthropic work done by his foundation.

As Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign has intensified, Mr. Clinton has begun severing financial ties with Ronald W. Burkle, the supermarket magnate, and Vinod Gupta, the chairman of InfoUSA, to avoid any conflicts of interest. Those two men have harnessed the former president’s clout to expand their businesses while making the Clintons rich through partnership and consulting arrangements.

Mr. Clinton has vowed to continue raising money for his foundation if Mrs. Clinton is elected president, maintaining his connections with a wide network of philanthropic partners.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article5367118.ece

The release of the list underscored the ties between the Clintons and Indian politicians and business moguls at a time when the US relationship and influence with Pakistan will be a central element of foreign policy for Barack Obama.

Mr Clinton received donations ranging between $1 million and $5 million from Amar Singh, an Indian politician; a donation in the same range from a wind turbine supplier owned by Tulsi R. Tanti, one of the wealthiest Indian businessmen, and between $500,000 and $1 million from the Confederation of Indian Industry. Donors gave at least $492 million from the inception of the foundation in 1997 to the end of last year.

Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining executive, who either personally or through his company donated up to $30 million, flew Mr Clinton to Kazakhstan on his private jet in 2005. Mr Giustra won a mining contract in Kazakhstan and later made donations to the foundation.

One of the two biggest donors was the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation in London.

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the clinton foundation is well documented..it is worthy of recognition for the huge amounts of money “gifted” to it and the links with business’ that may get a good look in for new business opportunities with hilary at the helm

have a look at some of the 205,000 donors..some major players involved

we note our mate in kazakhstan got in on the game and gave some contracts to hefty foundation donors..and of course hilary just returned from india where she stitched up some nice deals for “friends” you would assume

a front for channelling money into new growth areas or a genuine philanthropic foundation?..note the difference between this foundation and someone like chuck feeney..no comparison really..the games continue

401

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5 Responses to “William J. Clinton Foundation”

  1. need a short list of journos that this stuff can be ‘challenged’ to…..

    if they fail. name them…

  2. andrew bolt is a candidate…

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