Surprise: Clinton Foundation says donations are on the rise

The Clinton Foundation announced Thursday that it has raised more money since the start of this year than it had during the same period in 2014, pushing back against suggestions that the family’s global charity has been adversely affected by scrutiny associated with Hillary Clinton’s presidential run.

According to the foundation, donations are up — both measured in dollars given and in number of contributions to the charity, which runs health, environmental and education programs around the world. A spokesman said there were also more sponsors this year of the foundation’s annual multi-day Clinton Global Initiative in New York in September, countering reports that corporate supporters had backed off because of a newly politicized atmosphere around the gathering.