Eric Trump’s controversial charitable foundation paid nearly $150,000 to Trump Organization companies in 2016, as donations to the group skyrocketed amid Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Newly released annual tax filings for the group, now called the Curetivity Foundation, show that it shelled out to Trump properties in Florida and New York for fundraising events, including its annual charity golf tournament.
It says that it paid $1.3 million of that sum to the events’ charitable beneficiaries, and spent all of the remaining income—to the dollar—on event expenses, leaving it with exactly $0 in net income.
The foundation’s past payments to Trump companies have led to intense public scrutiny.
Eric Trump pledged not to raise money for the organization after his resignation, citing concerns that donations to the group could be used, or be perceived as attempts, to buy access to President Trump’s family.