In the latest interview, Vance acknowledged his organization’s limited impact, saying, “Is it a massive nonprofit? No. Did we spend a lot of money? No. Did we raise a lot of money? No. And, most of the money, or at least a lot of the money, was my personal money that went into it.”
These comments follow a Business Insider investigation that found Vance’s non-profit was a “charade” and “superficial,” bolstering himself and his personal ambitions. Business Insider found that in its first year, the group spent more money paying for “management services” provided by Vance’s top political advisor than on programs to fight opioid abuse. In a Logan Daily News interview, Vance pointed to his non-profit’s limited impact, citing only “small grants and funds…here and there,” and said that he was “doing less and less with the non-profit” as the Senate campaign ramped up and was instead “focusing more” on his own political career.
“For weeks, Silicon Valley millionaire J.D. Vance has failed to answer what his sham non-profit has done to help Ohioans struggling with the plague of addiction. The truth is that Vance is only ever interested in helping one person: himself,” said Michael Beyer, a spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.