When Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, he told the prize committee to wire the money directly to the following charities:
$250,000 to Fisher House, which gives free housing to veterans and military families getting medical treatment.
$200,000, plus any remaining unallocated money, to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund of the Clinton Foundation, a fund that helped rebuild Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.
$125,000 to the American Indian College Fund, which gives scholarships to Native Americans.
$125,000 to the Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation, which gives scholarships to low-income residents of the Appalachia region.
$125,000 to College Summit, an organization that aims to raise college enrollment rates.
$125,000 to the Posse Foundation, which provides full scholarships to extraordinary high school students.
$125,000 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, which gives scholarships to Latino students.
$125,000 to the United Negro College Fund, which gives scholarships to Black students.
$100,000 to Africare, an organization that builds wells and treats disease in Africa.
$100,000 to the Central Asia Institute, which focuses on education and public health, primarily for girls in Central Asia
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