Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where are the offices of the Foundation 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 focuses 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 provides leadership developing solutions that protect and advance the rights and opportunities of all people. This includes 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 list of donors contributing $1,000 or more 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 that identify the individual contributor. The Foundation will accept contributions from 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 and Dr. Biden’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 runs the day-to-day aspects of the Foundation?

Louisa Terrell serves as the Executive Director of the Biden Foundation. She works 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.

 

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