Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where will the offices of the Foundation be headquartered?

The Foundation is a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in Washington, D.C.

 

Q. What is the purpose of the Foundation?

The Biden Foundation is an educational foundation dedicated to ensuring that everyone—no matter their income level, race, gender, age, or sexuality—is treated with dignity and gets a fair shot at achieving the American Dream. The Foundation will focus on the foreign and domestic policy work that Vice President and Dr. Biden have devoted their lives to, initially including the Cancer Initiative, ongoing work to support equality for all, changing the culture around domestic and sexual violence and Dr. Biden’s work to increase access to high quality affordable education in the United States and around the world.

The Foundation will provide leadership developing solutions that protect and advance the rights and opportunities of all people. This may include convening the world’s foremost experts and thought leaders, as well as producing and elevating research and best practices.

 

Q. Who is funding the Foundation?

The Biden Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation funded by donations listed on our website.

 

Q. Has the Foundation received any donations to date? Who has donated to the Foundation? And, how much?

The full list of donors is published on the Foundation’s website and will be updated quarterly.

 

Q:  How are you raising money?

The Foundation will only accept contributions from citizens, permanent residents of the United States including – if applicable – their affiliated private foundations or donor-advised funds, and corporate foundations.

 

Q. Will the Foundation accept donations from corporations? Will the Foundation accept donations from foreign organizations?

The Foundation will only accept contributions from citizens and permanent residents of the United States including – if applicable – their affiliated private foundations or donor-advised funds, and corporate foundations. The Foundation is not accepting money from foreign citizens, foreign organizations or foreign countries.

 

Q. How were the existing Board Members selected?

The Vice President and Dr. Biden have asked Senator Ted Kaufman, Mark Gitenstein, Mark Angelson, Valerie Biden Owens and Jeff Peck to serve on the Board of the Foundation. They were chosen because they are trusted friends and advisors who share the Vice President’s commitment to championing progress and prosperity for American families. 

 

Q. Are the Foundation Board Members paid? If so, by whom?

No, they are providing their services without compensation and are not being paid.

 

Q. Will there be staff at the Foundation? Who will be running the day to day aspects of the Foundation?

Louisa Terrell will serve as the Executive Director of the Biden Foundation. She will work with former Senator Ted Kaufman, and the Members of the Board overseeing the development and programming of the Foundation.

 

Q. What universities does Vice President Biden plan to work with? How will the Foundation interact with Vice President Biden’s plans for the University of Delaware and the University of Pennsylvania?

While Vice President Biden will be working with the University of Delaware and the University of Pennsylvania, the Biden Foundation is not affiliated with any university at this time.

 

Q. How will the cancer program at the Foundation differ from when he was Vice President? Will they continue to work with government agencies and deliver reports to future Administrations?

The Biden Foundation will continue Vice President and Dr. Biden’s lifelong commitment to protect and advance the rights and opportunities of all people. Initially, this will include Vice President Biden’s efforts to take on cancer.

Through the initiative, Vice President Biden will continue his work to inject a sense of urgency into our cancer research enterprise and to reimagine how the government, academia, non-profits and the private sector can better organize their resources and systems to collaborate to take on cancer.

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