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Original Americans Foundation discloses $3.7M in gifts to tribes

A playground for the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana was funded by the Original Americans Foundation. Photo from Facebook

The Original Americans Foundation gave $3.7 million to more than 20 tribes in its first year of operation, The Washington Post reports.

The figure is being disclosed to the Internal Revenue Service, the paper said. The foundation, which is based in Ashburn, Virginia, is considered to be a private foundation and is required to file reports with the agency.

Recipients included Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico. The tribe received gifts worth $509,000, the Post reported, including two vans, more than 400 iPads and a new senior center.

The foundation hasn't publicly reported the source of its funds, a leadership board, donation guidelines or any other policies that are normally associated with a charitable organization.

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