April 16, 2015

Under New Policy, Clinton Foundation Will Accept Some Foreign Gifts

A new policy from the Clinton Foundation's Board of Directors will continue acceptancing donations from six major foreign governments, The Wall Street Journal reports. In addition, donors' names will now be released quarterly instead of annually.

The policy came in response to concerns that such gifts could pose a conflict of interest during Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Donations from Australia, Britain, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and Norway will be accepted. Other countries will still be able to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative.

Foundation officials previously said they might reinstate a ban on fundraising from governments abroad during Ms. Clinton's campaign and possible White House occupancy. That ban went into effect during her tenure as secretary of state.

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, which saw a sharp increase in gifts while Ms. Clinton was secrtary of state, will also develop a donor-disclosure policy, according to The Boston Globe..