Obama Donates $1.4M Nobel Cash to 10 Charities

Most goes to veterans, Haiti, and education
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2010 5:32 PM CST

(Newser) – President Obama has donated the $1.4 million he got with the Nobel Peace Prize to 10 charities, with a heavy emphasis on education. The most money, however, went to Fisher House, which provides care for patients at VA and military hospitals. It gets $250,000, while the Clinton-Bush Haiti fund gets $200,000.

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Six other charities, all education-related, received $125,000: the College Summit; the Posse Foundation, which awards scholarships to public high school students; the Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation; the Hispanic Scholarship Fund; and the American Indian and United Negro college funds. AfriCare and the Central Asia Institute, which works toward girls' education and literacy in Afghanistan, both received $100,000.
(Read more bill clinton haiti relief stories.)

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