Beau Biden Foundation: Where Did The Money Go?
Beau Biden Foundation: Where Did The Money Go?
By all accounts, Beau Biden was the golden son of the Biden family. Then again, Hunter Biden’s shenanigans have left quite a low bar for his older brother, but still …
As you may recall, Beau Biden died in 2015 of glioblastoma — brain cancer. He had served as Attorney General for the state of Delaware and was also a major in the Delaware Army National Guard. Biden had joined the military in 2003 and attended JAG School at the University of Virginia. He later served in Iraq from 2008-2009.
But in 2010, Biden suffered a mild stroke, perhaps a precursor to the tragedy to come. Three years later, doctors at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston removed a small tumor from his brain, which turned out to be cancerous. Two years later Beau Biden died, at only 46 years of age.
Joe Biden has often suggested that his son’s exposure to burn pits in Iraq caused the brain cancer, although researchers have said that it’s not likely. He’s also claimed that these burn pits are causing more Iraq veterans to develop glioblastoma:
“… my son did a year in Iraq. He came home — we lost him, but he came home — and, you know, one of the things we should be looking at is those burn pits that are there …. More people are coming home from Iraq with brain cancer than ever before, than any other war.”
“And we’re in a situation where there’s a direct connection between those burn pits and — and — and taking in that — that — that all that toxin that’s available.”
That’s not accurate, either. There is no increase of veterans with glioblastoma. But Joe Biden announced at his State of the Union address that the VA will be expanding eligibility to vets who were exposed to toxic chemicals.
The Biden family doesn’t just want extra aid for veterans — which always gets bipartisan support. In 2020, Joe and Jill Biden established the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children. The foundation’s goal is to protect children from child abuse. From the mission page:
“Beau believed in our better angels. He knew the first lines of defense for a child who is bullied are that child’s peers. He knew every child was capable of courage, but that courage without confidence does not inspire action. We will work in schools to teach children skills, and to give them tools and procedures that result in the confidence to report, and stop, bullying.”
Well, that sounds all warm and fuzzy, doesn’t it? Who doesn’t want to help children who are abused and bullied, right?
According to the New York Post, the Beau Biden Foundation hauled in $3.9 million in 2020. And that included a $1.8 million infusion from the Biden Foundation, along with $225,000 from groups tied to a top donor and bundler for Joe Biden.
Despite this, however, only $544,961 actually went towards the purported mission of the foundation, according to tax filings. Meanwhile, the charity spent $932,865 during the year 2020.
So where did the money go?
Let’s look at the people who ran the non-profit, shall we?
And guess who also served on the board of the Beau Biden Foundation? If you said “Hunter Biden,” give yourself a pat on the back. Hunter even had a sticker from the foundation affixed to one of his infamous laptops. In addition, Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley served in 2020, along with Beau’s widow, Hallie. You remember Hallie Biden — she had an affair with the still-married Hunter Biden in 2017. Hallie, incidentally, is still on the board.
Nothing like keeping it all in the family, is there?
According to the watchdog group CharityWatch, the best non-profits spend at least 75% of their funds on their cause. However, the Beau Biden Foundation spent only 58% towards the protection of children. According to Laurie Styron, executive director of CharityWatch: “A 58 percent program ratio does not reflect a high level of financial efficiency.”
So I went over to CharityWatch’s webpage and did a search for “The Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children.” Guess what I discovered? “No Results Found,” under the headings of “Charities,” “Posts,” and “Pages.”
The things that make you go hmmm.
Moreover, the foundation had promised that after Joe Biden’s inauguration, it would stop taking money from lobbyists and foreign donors. It also said that it would provide a list of donors — transparency, you know. But as of Friday, the donor list had disappeared from the website. As of now, the site only lists 2022 donors who made contributions of over $2500. There are no such donors currently listed.
The Beau Biden Foundation pales in size when compared to the Clinton Foundation, but it reeks just as much. How shameful for the Bidens use the memory of a son to enrich not only the family coffers, but those of their political pals, too.
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