Sunday, January 22, 2017
White House Lies About Mrs. Pence's Charity?
Absolutely everything posted to #FakePresident Trump's White House site must be challenged and verified. Here's some of what is posted there regarding the VP's wife:
"In her role as First Lady of Indiana, Mrs. Pence created the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation. The Foundation was a 501 (c) 3, established with the purpose to encourage and support youth and families of Indiana . . . The Foundation’s board awarded over $600,000 in grants to charities serving Hoosiers in all 92 counties."
The GuideStar site reports the foundation received it's tax exemption in 2014 and only two IRS 990 filings have been submitted to the Treasury Department.
In 2013, Karen Pence's charity donated $100,000 to the Riley Children's Foundation and in 2014 the Feeding Indiana's Hungry nonprofit received $65,000. By my estimation, based on available tax records, only $165,000 was doled out the her foundation, not the $600,000 claimed by the White House site.
Finally, Mrs. Pence's charity's site is not operational. It's nothing more than a blank white page.