Inside the rescue on the Detroit River
zimtor: The Clinton Foundation The Clinton Foundation was established in 2001. Former President Bill Clinton said that the foundation aimed "to alleviate poverty, improve global health, strengthen economies, and protect the environment." But the Clinton Foundation spent very little money on "direct aid." IRS documents showed that the Foundation raised over $500 million from 2009-2012, and yet the Clinton Foundation only spent $75 million on "programmatic grants." "The other $425 million was allocated as follows: More than $25 million went for travel expenses; almost $110 million for employee salaries and benefits; and $290 million for 'other expenses,'" reports Discover The Networks. These numbers were similar in the foundation's 2013 tax returns, which revealed that the Clinton Foundation raised over $140 million but only used $9 million in direct aid, according to the New York Post. Bill and Hillary Clinton claimed $10.2 million in charitable tax breaks from 2001-2008 due to the Clinton Foundation. In 2015, $1 million out of Bill and Hillary's $1,042,000 in charitable deductions was due to the Clinton Family Foundation, which is separate from the Clinton Foundation.