Monday, June 24, 2024

UK Press, Vanity Fair Fall for Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Foundation “Impact Report” But Where’s Their Tax Filing?


Harry and Meghan– you know who they are. They have an non profit foundation called Archewell. It was formed in 2020, which is now three years ago.

Today the British press fell for something called an Impact Report issued by Archewell. It says they’ve collected $13 million and given away $3 million. The report also really touts the sketchy Global Citizen charity with a big pull quote from the shady chief, Hugh Evans.

Excuse me?

So far Archewell has not published a Form 990 Federal Tax Return. This is required in the United States. The Impact Report doesn’t mention a Form 990 and there is nothing on file at the IRS’s website, or with GuideStar or Charity Navigator. The group’s staff keeps changing and their phone number isn’t published, so there’s really no way of knowing what’s going on.

If someone from Archewell wants to send along the Form 990, I’d be happy to read it. Email me at

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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