Washington Post

Zombie philanthropy: The rich have stashed billions in donor-advised charities - but it's not reaching those in need

In December 2017, Google co-founder Larry Page made what appeared to be generous donations to two charities. To one charity, according to tax records filed by Page's foundation, he gave $100 million in cash and stock. To the other, records show, Page gave $80 million in cash.

Two and a half years later, it's unclear if any of that money funded any charitable works, or if it's all still sitting in accounts mostly controlled by Page, collecting interest and earning investment income...

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