A donor list for the William J. Clinton Foundation, released Friday, includes millions from foreign governments and multinational corporations.

Those groups typify the roster of annual contributors to former President Bill Clinton's charity, but they are receiving special attention this year because of Hillary Clinton's position as Secretary of State.


The Clintons agreed when Hillary was nominated in 2008 that they would reveal their donors every year. The pair hoped to combat any impression that a conflict of interest existed between the charity and Hillary Clinton's work at the State Department.

They fulfilled that promise for the second time on Friday, publishing a donor list but only listing contributions in ranges over the course of the past 10 years.

Top donors to the foundation include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Frank Giustra, the CEO of The Radcliffe Foundation; and Coca-Cola.

Norway gave $10 million to $25  million since the charity's founding about a decade ago, and Oman gave between $1 million to $5 million over that same span.

However, a handful of countries that donated to the foundation in its early years -- including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Brunei -- appeared in neither the charity's 2008 nor 2009 disclosures, the Associated Press first noted.

In a statement announcing the donor list, former President Clinton hailed the foundation's work, stressing that a number of its contributions were small sums from individuals.

"I am deeply grateful to the many generous contributors who made it possible for my foundation to accomplish so much in 2009, including increasing the number of people on lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment, helping cities reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and inspiring millions of children to lead healthier lives," he said in a statement.