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April 11, 2016

List of Donald Trump’s Donations Does Not Include His Own Money, Says Report

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s charitable giving from 2009 through 2014 didn't include any contributions from his own money, according to a Washington Post analysis of 4,844 donations reported by his campaign. In a 93-page list of charitable contributions given to the Associated Press and shared with the Post, Mr. Trump reported many free rounds of golf at courses he owns for charitable events, land-conservation agreements that prevented development on property he owns, and gifts from a foundation that he has not contributed to since 2008.

On the stump, Mr. Trump has repeatedly boasted about his generosity, claiming that he has given more than $102 million to charity over the past five years. But many gifts reported by Mr. Trump to the Associated Press came from his Donald J. Trump Foundation, which he did not contribute to from 2009 through 2014, according to tax filings.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy wrote about Mr. Trump’s giving in February, noting that, although Mr. Trump decides where the money from his foundation goes, it is mostly funded by others.