Friday, April 12, 2024

EXCLUSIVE: Joe and Jill Biden Started 3 Charities Over Last Four Years, Gave Away A Million Bucks, All on the Up and Up


The New York Post, in the person of one Isabel Vincent, is trying to make President-elect Joe and Dr. Jill Biden look bad this morning. Vincent purposely reported a part, hardly the whole, of a story about the Bidens’ charitable foundations. Vincent– carrying the water of right wing extremist and former Post editor in chief Col Allan— bends over backwards to make it seem like the Bidens have done something terrible. (See here for Allan’s legacy.)

It’s shoddy, one sided reporting. Surprised?

Vincent reports that the Bidens have a not for profit charity called the Biden Cancer Initiative. She’s right there. They do, and it seems like it’s for lobbying and finding ways to advance cancer cures. No one in the Biden family is paid, they get nothing, they just raise the money.

But Vincent purposely omits from her story that there are two more Biden not-for-profits. One of them is named for Joe’s late son, Beau, and in its short life has given minimal grants. But again, no Bidens make money from it.

This is unlike Donald Trump’s now closed foundation and the one that was run under his son, Eric Trump. They were shut down by the New York Attorney General for a laundry list of infractions.

The third Biden charity is called The Biden Foundation. In its two years of reporting (don’t forget, Joe Biden only established these foundations a short time ago, when he and Barack Obama left office), The Biden Foundation has given around $1 million to charitable organizations. In 2016, the Biden Foundation donated $495,000 to the Biden Cancer Foundation for future giving. In 2017, the Biden Foundation started making disbursements. They gave $375,000 to the national council of the YMCA, and $35,000 to the YWCA. The Military Child Education Foundation in Texas received $20,000; an educational group called Men Can Stop Rape was granted $16,325; and a group called Achieving the Dream in Silver Spring, Maryland — a group devoted to student success — got $20,000.

Again, the Bidens only donated or raised money. They didn’t benefit financially nor did any family members. All the salaried execs they hired were top notch. And it should be noted that the paperwork for all three charities is up to date, filed, and complete. This is, again, totally unlike what went on with all the Trump Foundations, which are now shuttered by New York State.

Keep looking for scandals, NY Post, Col Allan, Isabel Vincent. And keep making them up when you don’t find them.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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