Milo Yiannopoulos's charity for white men closes with questions about where the money went

Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has closed his charity for white men, but there are lingering questions about where the six-figure sum raised for the foundation went. 

In January 2017, Yiannopoulos opened applications for the "Yiannopoulos Privilege Grant," $2,500 college scholarships meant for low-income white men. But questions surround how the $100,000 raised for the fund was handled, NBC News reported Thursday.

“At present, the Privilege Grant is not accepting new applications or donations,” Yiannopoulos told NBC.


“Public donations to the Grant have been allocated to worthy recipients, and we are in the process of distributing the final awards," he continued. "We are also discussing what form future activities may take, and under whose leadership they might proceed. The Grant remains a 501(c)(3) charity in good standing with the IRS.”

Yiannopoulos had originally said the grants would go to 100 people, but later said the grants would go to 10 people. 

NBC said Yiannopoulos did not provide details on the grants to NBC, and the foundation has not filed a report providing details of its expenditures. 

No one has come forward to identify themselves as a recipient of the grant, and the only signs of disbursement on the foundation's defunct website is a list of grant recipients' first names. 

Yiannopoulus announced last April he garnered $12 million in funding to launch a media company, MILO Inc. 

The murky circumstances surrounding the grants are the latest blow for Yiannopoulos, who has seen his career rocked since early 2017 by setbacks including the loss of his billionaire patrons, BuzzFeed's publication of damaging email exchanges featuring the British provocateur and the loss of his book deal with Simon and Schuster.