What Donald Trump is doing on the campaign trail

MANCHESTER, NH - NOVEMBER 7: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH on Monday November 07, 2016. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

This story has been updated.

Earlier this week, The Washington Post wrote about five instances where the Donald J. Trump Foundation told the IRS it had given a gift to a charity — but the charity said it had never received the money.

On Tuesday, three of those mysteries were solved.

Two of the charities said that, on Tuesday — after getting inquiries from CNN — they rechecked their files, and found donations they had not located before.

In a third case, CNN said it had determined that the Trump Foundation’s tax records were incorrect: The foundation had sent a donation to a group in Florida but told the IRS that the money had gone to another group, with the same name, in Vermont.

Here’s what we know about the five gifts that The Post originally highlighted.

1. A $10,000 gift to the Giving Back Fund in 2008.

The Giving Back Fund is a Los Angeles-based charity that serves as an umbrella group for smaller charities run by actors and celebrities.

Earlier this month, Marc Pollick, the group's president and founder, said the group had found no evidence of this gift. "Nothing!" he wrote in an email to The Post. "We have searched high and low! We have asked him for a canceled check!"

On Tuesday, after CNN inquired, the Giving Back Fund searched again. An accountant at the firm, who declined to be named, said that Tuesday that researchers looked into an older, disused record-keeping system and discovered a $10,000 gift in 2008 from the Trump Foundation. That gift had gone to the foundation of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, which operates under the Giving Back Fund's umbrella.

"In our current system, it wasn’t showing," the accountant said. "Nobody thought of checking a different system," she said, until Tuesday.

The Trump Foundation's accountants — the firm WeiserMazars — declined to comment about this gift, and all the others, citing company policy.

2. A $5,000 gift to the Children's Medical Center in Omaha in 2010.

"Children’s Hospital & Medical Center’s Foundation does not have a gift from the Donald J. Trump Foundation or Donald Trump in its records," said Sarah Weller, a spokeswoman for the medical center.

Weller suggested that the Trump Foundation may have sent the money to another children's hospital, in another city. But the foundation's tax returns had the right address for the one in Omaha, down to the suite number.

Trump's campaign did not respond to a request for an explanation of this gift.

3. A $1,000 gift to Friends of Veterans in 2013.

We told the tale of this gift in our article Sunday:

This January, the phone rang at a tiny charity in White River Junction, Vt., called Friends of Veterans. This was just after Trump had held a televised fundraiser for veterans in Iowa, raising more than $5 million.
The man on the phone was a Trump staffer who was selecting charities that would receive the newly raised money. He said the Vermont group was already on Trump’s list, because the Trump Foundation had given it $1,000 in 2013.
“I don’t remember a donation from the Trump Foundation,” said Larry Daigle, the group’s president, who was a helicopter gunner with the Army during the Vietnam War. “The guy seemed pretty surprised about this.”
The man went away from the phone. He came back.
Was Daigle sure? He was.
The man thanked him. He hung up. Daigle waited — hopes raised — for the Trump people to call back.
“Oh, my God, do you know how many homeless veterans I could help?” Daigle told The Post this spring, while he was waiting.
Trump gave away the rest of the veterans money in late May.
Daigle’s group received none of it.

Trump's campaign did not respond to a request for an explanation of this gift.

On Tuesday, CNN said it had determined that the money had gone to a separate charity called Friends of Veterans in Palm Beach, Fla.

4. A $10,000 gift to the Latino Commission on AIDS in 2012.

Trump had promised this gift during a taping of "The Celebrity Apprentice," when contestant Dayana Mendoza — a former Miss Universe — had chosen the Latino Commission on AIDS to receive her winnings. At one moment, Trump promised $10,000 each to the charities of six contestants, including Mendoza.

This summer, a staffer at the Latino Commission on AIDS told The Post that this check never arrived. The group had received a separate check from a production company, which reflected Mendoza's prize money for winning one of the show's tasks. "No other donations of any kind from Donald Trump or the Donald J. Trump Foundation were received," Daniel Leyva told The Post.

On Tuesday, the group's president told The Post it had rechecked its files and found the Trump Foundation's gift after all.

"We confirmed [it] today," Guillermo Chacon, the group's president, said in a phone interview.

On Tuesday, Chacon said a junior staffer had simply missed the gift during that first search, which was made more difficult because the records were a few years old. On Tuesday, he said he asked a senior staffer to look again. She found it.

5. A $25,000 gift to Justice for All in 2013

Justice for All is a nonprofit group in Kansas that seeks to "make abortion unthinkable" by training opponents of abortion to change minds about the issue.

"Our organization, Justice for All Inc., did not receive a $25,000 donation from the Donald J. Trump Foundation in 2013," staffer Tammy Cook told The Post earlier this year.

This is the one incorrect listing that Trump's organization has explained.

We laid it out in our Sunday story:

First, Trump officials said, when the request came down to cut a check to the Bondi group, a Trump Organization clerk followed internal protocol and consulted a book with the names of known charities.
The name of the pro-Bondi group is And Justice for All. Trump’s staffer saw that name in the book, and — mistakenly — cut the check from the Trump Foundation. The group in the book was an entirely different charity in Utah, unrelated to Bondi’s group in Florida.
Somehow, the money got to Florida anyway.
Then, Trump’s staffers said, the foundation’s accounting firm made another mistake: It told the IRS that the $25,000 had gone to a third charity, based in Kansas, called Justice for All. In reality, the Kansas group got no money.
“That was just a complete mess-up on names. Anything that could go wrong did go wrong,” Jeffrey McConney, the Trump Organization’s controller, told The Post last week. After The Post pointed out these errors in the spring, Trump paid a $2,500 penalty tax.
Reporter David Fahrenthold is investigating how much presidential candidate Donald Trump has given to charity over the past seven years. Here's what he found. (Sarah Parnass/The Washington Post)