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Clinton Foundation

CharityWatch report issued
January 2018

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Clinton Foundation
1271 Avenue of the Americas
42nd Floor
New York, NY 10020

Other Names

Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation
Clinton Climate Initiative
Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership
Clinton Global Initiative
Clinton Health Access Initiative
Clinton Health Matters Initiative
No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project
Too Small to Fail
William J. Clinton Foundation

Tax Status


Stated Mission

Works to improve global health & wellness, increase opportunity for women & girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity & growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2016

Program Percentage: 88%

The percentage of Clinton Foundation's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $2

How many dollars Clinton Foundation spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation Consolidated Audited Financial Statements Multiple
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation IRS Form 990 31-1580204
Clinton Health Access Initiative IRS Form 990 27-1414646
Clinton Health Access Initiative & Subsidiaries Consolidated Audited Financial Statements 27-1414646
Entity: Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation
Document Type: Consolidated Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple
Entity: Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 31-1580204
Entity: Clinton Health Access Initiative
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 27-1414646
Entity: Clinton Health Access Initiative & Subsidiaries
Document Type: Consolidated Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 27-1414646

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
Clinton Foundation
meets governance benchmarks.
Clinton Foundation
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy Opt-In Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Kevin Thurm COO/Executive VP $440,292
2 Bruce R. Lindsey Director $403,692
3 Mark Gunton CEO, CGEP $329,863
Name: Kevin Thurm
Title: COO/Executive VP
Compensation: $440,292
Name: Bruce R. Lindsey
Title: Director
Compensation: $403,692
Name: Mark Gunton
Title: CEO, CGEP
Compensation: $329,863

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.
CharityWatch's rating of the Clinton Foundation is based on the Foundation's audited consolidated financial statements, which include the accounts of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, as well as entities in which the Clinton Foundation maintains an economic interest and financial control. These include: the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI); the Clinton Foundation Sweden; Acceso Worldwide Fund, Inc.; Acceso Peanut Enterprise Corporation, S.A.; and Acacia Development Co., according to Note 1 of the 2016 consolidated audit.
According to the Clinton Foundation consolidated audit of December 31, 2016 (Note 18, Subsequent Events):

"On March 7, 2017, CHAI [Clinton Health Access Initiative] amended its bylaws to alter its governance structure. Prior to that date, the Clinton Foundation appointed five of CHAI's nine board members, with the remaining board members being elected by the CHAI board as a whole. Pursuant to the amendment, the CHAI board was expanded to fifteen members, five of whom are recommended by the Clinton Foundation and ten of whom are recommended by the independent board members. This slate of nominees is then elected by the CHAI board as a whole. Accordingly, subsequent to March 7, 2017, the Clinton Foundation no longer maintains an economic interest in or control of CHAI and effective March 7, 2017, CHAI will no longer be consolidated [in the Clinton Foundation audited financial statements]. Revenues and total assets related to CHAI were approximately $152,732,000 and $90,763,000 respectively, as of and for the year ended December 31, 2016."
According to the Clinton Foundation consolidated audit of December 31, 2016 (Note 17, Disposal activities):

"On November 29, 2016, the board of Clinton Foundation Sweden, an affiliated non-profit organization, adopted and implemented plans to end operations. As a result, Clinton Foundation Sweden ceased fund raising activities, addressed outstanding liabilities, and dissolved its operations prior to December 31, 2016. No material gains or losses arose as a result of this dissolution.

"Contribution revenue for Clinton Foundation Sweden, included in the consolidated financial statements, totaled $5,800,000 and $4,400,000, respectively, for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015."
According to the Clinton Foundation consolidated audit of December 31, 2016 (Note 1, In-kind contributions), the Foundation reports receiving "in-kind contributions from various donors" on which it placed a value of $1,450,769 in 2016.

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]

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