Barack and Michelle Obama donated roughly $75,000 last year to 13 organizations that work with youth, according to tax returns released this week by the First Family. Those contributions accounted for about 44 percent of the Obamas’ roughly $170,000 in total donations, according to the cash contribution statement.
The largest contribution to any youth-related group was $25,000 to United Negro College Fund.
The Obamas gave $5,000 each to:
* The AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families
* Boys & Girls Club (no specific organization listed)
* American Red Cross
* Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
* Illinois Head Start Association
* Midtown Educational Foundation
* The Rochelle Lee Fund (a literacy program)
* The Christopher House (multi-service agency for low-income children and families)
* The United Way of Galveston
They also contributed to the Book Worm Angels literacy program ($2,500), the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless ($1,000) and the National Congress of Black Women ($2,000), which among other things promotes youth civic engagement.