A golf course owned by the Trump Organization claimed that it donated $5 million to charity. After researching its records, NPR claims that the Trump Organization donated only $800,000 to charity, an amount just 16% of what the Trump Organization asserted.
As recently as this summer, the Trump National Golf Club (Los Angeles) declared on its website that: "We are proud to have provided $5 million to the following charitable causes since our opening." It listed nearly 200 recipients.
An investigation by NPR proved otherwise.
NPR cross-referenced the golf club's website with a document that the Trump campaign gave to The Associated Press in 2015, detailing charitable gifts from 2010 to 2015. NPR also called and emailed dozens of organizations to find out whether they have a record of a donation from Trump National Golf Club, the Trump Organization or VH Property Corp., the LLC that technically owns the golf course. That reporting suggests the club's donations have fallen well short of $5 million and are much closer to approximately $800,000.
NPR discovered the following:
Seventeen organizations listed on the Trump National website said that they could not find any record of a donation from the golf club and Trump donated only $800,000 not $5,000,000.