Tax filings show that the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children pulled in $3.9 million in 2020, but spent only about 14% of those funds to actually help protect children.
According to a report from the New York Post, the Delaware-based charity, founded in honor of President Joe Biden’s late son, Beau, who passed in 2015 from a brain tumor, received $1.8 million from the Biden Foundation prior to suspending its operations in 2019. Joe and Jill Biden formed their foundation with the goal of championing “progress and prosperity for American families” in 2017, but ceased its activities hours after Biden announced his campaign for the White House.
In addition to family funds, the Beau Biden Foundation also received $225,000 “from entities tied to a top political donor and bundler to President Biden,” The Post reports.
Despite the more than $2 million the foundation raked in, 2020 tax filings show it spent a paltry $544,961 toward its stated promise to “protect children and confront abuse.”
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“The charity spent a total of $932,865 that year, with a large chunk of it going to the six-figure salaries of Biden cronies who held executive jobs at the non-profit,” states The Post.
Take the foundation’s leader, Patricia Dailey Lewis, who served under AG Beau Biden as Delaware’s deputy attorney general. Included in Lewis’s $150,660 2020 salary was a $3,500 bonus.
Joshua Alcorn, who consulted on the campaigns of both Beau and Joe Biden, received $131,437 in his role as the COO of the Beau Biden Foundation before stepping down.
CharityWatch, which describes itself as “America’s most independent, assertive charity watchdog,” noted that non-profits with the highest ratings typically put at least 75 percent of their total budget into programs that support its goals. For the Beau Biden Foundation, the number is closer to just 54 percent.
“A 58 percent program ration does not reflect a high level of financial efficiency,” said CharityWatch Executive Director Laurie Styron.
It may have something to do with their choice of board members.
As The Post was breaking the Hunter Biden “laptop from hell” story, Hunter and first-daughter Ashley, whose damning diary made headlines shortly before the 2020 elections, were sitting on the board of their late brother’s foundation. Hunter’s laptop even boasted a foundation sticker.
The only Biden left on the board is Hallie Biden, Beau’s widow and the former lover of Hunter Biden. She serves alongside former FBI director Louis Freeh.
Following Joe Biden’s 2021 inauguration, the Beau Biden Foundation announced it would increase transparency and no longer accept donations from lobbyists and foreign agents.
In an email obtained at the time by The Hill, the group stated, “We are implementing new protocols to provide greater transparency around fundraising and establish strict guidelines around who can make a gift to support our work.”
The foundation also stated “it would only accept gifts from U.S. citizens, lawfully admitted permanent residents, and American corporate entities and associations,” according to The Hill.
But in early March, the organization first denied The Post a copy of its 2020 tax filing before pointing the paper to the Guidestar website.
“The document posted to the site earlier this week included a list of top donors, but by Friday that list was missing from the filing,” The Post reported.
Included on the list was the Masimo Corporation, which manufactures medical devices, and the Masimo Foundation, both led by Joe Kiani.
In 2020, Kiani gave $375,000 to the pro-Biden Unite the Country PAC.
Last September, Biden thanked Kiani with a seat on the influential President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Additionally, Masimo Corporation has picked up nearly $3 million in federal government contracts since Biden took office, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
According to a Masimo Foundation representative, the value of the company’s federal contracts has gone down, not up, since Biden’s inauguration, and it has long been a contributor to the Beau Biden Foundation “because of the work it does for kids.”
The foundation incorporated in Delaware less than a month after Beau’s death and, for $500, offers virtual and in-person workshops aimed, in part, at teaching adults how predators groom their child-victims.
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