Clinton Gives ACORN $250G

by Richard Poe
Sunday, February 19, 2006

5:36 pm Eastern Time

The William Jefferson Clinton Foundation awarded its first two grants on February 3.(1) One went to ACORN, America’s largest radical group, which says it will use the money to help evacuees from Hurricane Katrina.

Specifically, it will help evacuees collect government benefits such as Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC).  As for the amount of the grant, the Clinton Foundation’s press release skirts the issue, but ACORN founder and chief organizer Wade Rathke boasts on his blog that ACORN received $250,000. (hat tip, Wade Rathke)(2)

by Richard Poe
February 19, 2006 05:36 PM ET

Cross-posted from 02.19.06


1. Press Release: “Announcement of Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Program to Assist Hurricane Katrina Survivors“, 3 February 2006,

2. Wade Rathke, “Bill’s 1st Grant“,, 13 February 2006

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