Obama Donates Peace Prize Money

All $1.4 million awarded to President Obama in conjunction with his Nobel Peace Prize is going to 10 charities, including the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund and the United Negro College Fund. The money comes in tandem with the Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded last October for his work toward global peace. At $250,000, the most money went to Fisher House, which “provides housing for families of patients being cared for at major military and VA medical centers.” The next highest recipient was the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund, which received $200,000. “These organizations do extraordinary work in the United States and abroad helping students, veterans and countless others in need,” President Obama said in a statement. “I’m proud to support their work.”

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4 responses to “Obama Donates Peace Prize Money

  1. fnord

    Here’s the full list, as provided by the White House:

    $250,000 to Fisher House

    Fisher House is a national non-profit organization that provides housing for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and Veterans Administration medical centers.

    $200,000 to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund

    In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Obama asked former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton to create the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund to raise money for long-term relief efforts in Haiti.

    $125,000 to College Summit

    College Summit is a national non-profit organization that partners with high schools to strengthen college-going culture and increase college enrollment rates, so all students graduate from high school ready for college and a career.

    $125,000 to the Posse Foundation

    The Posse Foundation is a national non-profit organization that identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse’s college and university partners award scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships. The scholars graduate at a rate of 90%.

    $125,000 to the United Negro College Fund

    The United Negro College Fund plays a critical role in enabling more than 60,000 students each year to attend college through scholarship and internship programs.

    $125,000 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund

    The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation’s leading Hispanic scholarship organization, providing Hispanics more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. In its 34-year history, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund has awarded close to $280 million in scholarships to more than 90,000 students.

    $125,000 to the Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation

    A non-profit organization funded by foundations and companies, ALEF supports and enables young men and women from Appalachia to pursue higher education though scholarship and leadership curriculum.

    $125,000 to the American Indian College Fund

    The American Indian College Fund transforms Indian higher education by funding and creating awareness of the unique, community-based, accredited tribal colleges and universities, offering students access to knowledge, skills and cultural values that enhance their communities and the country as a whole. The fund disburses approximately 6,000 scholarships annually for American Indian students seeking to better their lives through higher education. The fund also provides support for tribal college needs, ranging from capital support to cultural preservation curricula.

    $100,000 to AfriCare

    AfriCare was founded in 1970 and has more projects in Africa than any other U.S.-based charity, reaching communities in 25 countries, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. Its programs address needs in three principal areas: health and HIV/AIDS; food security and agriculture; and water resource development.

    $100,000 to the Central Asia Institute

    The Central Asia Institute promotes and supports community-based education and literacy, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The institute’s co-founder, Greg Mortenson, was also a Nobel Peace Prize nominee this year. His book, Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace, One School at a Time, recounts his attempt to successfully establish dozens of schools and promote girls’ education in rural Afghanistan and Pakistan.


  2. PrairiePond

    I’m surprised he didnt make a donation to Bareback, er, I mean Saddleback church and ricky warren.

    Ok, sorry. Sarcasm off. 🙂

  3. tosmarttobegop

    LOL long as he does not go snorkeling with Messa!

    It is good and maybe the reason I never win the Lottery.
    I am not really monetarily based so most of the lottery would be going to people needing help.
    Saint Jude would be getting so much money, I can not watch more then five minutes of their plead before the tears come.

    My nephew who can not drive and the locals told him he had to stop driving his Golf cart.
    He is trying to get enough money to buy a suitable cart for him to drive on the street.
    The boy would have the best cart I could buy!