Donald J. Trump Foundation

Trump's foundation is a privately funded entity that grants money to other tax-exempt organizations. Most of the money comes from outside sources, not the Trump family, which runs the foundation.

The foundation came under scrutiny in 2016 after a Washington Post investigation found Trump had used some charity money to settle lawsuits related to his for-profit businesses, which is called "self dealing," and is barred under IRS rules. The foundation was also fined for making political contributions.Trump promised in December 2016 to shut down the foundation to avoid conflicts of interest while in office. (Source: The Washington Post.) He can't make good on that promise until the New York State Attorney General's office completes its ongoing investigation into the foundation's practices.

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