Amazon temporarily kicks Black Lives Matter foundation off charity platform

The activist group has yet to disclose what happened to $65 million in donations. 

Updated: February 17, 2022 - 8:17pm

Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation has been temporarily suspended from Amazon's charity platform for not disclosing where tens of millions of dollars in donations have gone.

The charity platform AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of some purchases to a charity of the buyer's choice.

An Amazon spokesperson told The New York Post on Thursday that it "had to temporarily suspend" BLMGNF for failing to comply with financial disclosure laws. 

The activist group received more than $65 million in donations from nonprofit asset manager Thousand Currents in Oct. 2020, the Post reports. The organization has yet to disclose what happened to the donations. 

"States have rules for nonprofits, and organizations participating in AmazonSmile need to meet those rules," the Amazon spokesperson told the Post. "Unfortunately this organization fell out of compliance with the rules in several states, so we’ve had to temporarily suspend them from the program until they come into compliance."

AmazonSmile states on its website that it has raised more than $300 million in support of over 1 million charities.

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