Monday, August 22, 2016

Post-election plans for a dramatically reduced Clinton Foundation

Posted By on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 1:20 PM

Buzzfeed reports more on plans to dramatically downsize the Clinton Foundation in the event of Hillary Clinton's election as president.

This elaborates on last Thursday's announcement that Bill Clinton would leave the Foundation board and contributions from corporations and foreign governments would cease. Such steps would necessitate a reduction in the sprawling reach of the foundation. Buzzfeed elaborates:

The Clinton Foundation is preparing to scale back operations and hand off nearly all the ongoing programs that make up the organization’s work around the world, following a months-long internal effort to plan for Hillary Clinton’s possible election.

This means much more than the steps released last week.

But the plans to transition the organization’s dozens of programs would go further, fundamentally transforming the Clinton Foundation as it’s known today — vast and with people across the globe — into an enterprise far smaller in size and scope.

.... Should Hillary Clinton win this fall, the foundation will work to find other like-minded charities and entities that can fully absorb the organization’s programs, an array of domestic and international projects on the ground, powered by partnerships between business, government, and nonprofits. Other parts of the foundation’s work may also be spun off into independent organizations, officials said.

The objective is for as much of the foundation’s work as possible to continue as is elsewhere, facilitating a transition that’s seamless for the programs’ beneficiaries.

But the foundation itself expects to retain only a small amount of the programs, which are housed across 11 central “initiatives” and include efforts to help cashew farmers in India, facilitate agribusiness in Rwanda, train fisherman in Colombia, support handicraft artists in Haiti, create health awareness in the Coachella Valley, and provide access to lifesaving vaccines in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Malawi.

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