Clinton Foundation to Restrict Foreign Government Donations: Just after Hillary Clinton announced that she is running for president, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation issues a series of changes to its policies that will increase transparency with respect to its donors, as well as limit donations from foreign governments.
The foundation, which has faced increased scrutiny in recent months over foreign donations it accepted during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, said that, beginning this summer, it will publish its donor lists quarterly instead of annually, and that contributions from foreign governments will be limited to those from Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom. On the same day the foundation announced its new policies, Clinton announced that she is stepping down from the foundation’s board of directors.
Hilton Foundation Awards $2.5M for Foster Youth: The City University of New York gets a $2.5 million grant from the Conrad H. Hilton Foundation in support of CUNY Start, which helps young people with remedial needs who are aging out of foster care and want to pursue an associate degree. CUNY Start, which provides intensive preparation in reading/writing, math, and other skills necessary for college success, enrolls prospective students who have been accepted to college but are not quite ready for college-level work. The grant also will enable CUNY Start to establish a comprehensive college success program that features coaching from an individual adviser knowledgeable in both foster care issues and college navigation; tutoring and academic assistance.