President Trump's charitable foundation is being shut down
Trump promised to close the foundation after winning the election.
President Donald Trump's eponymous charitable foundation is being shut down, in keeping with previously announced plans.
In a filing with the IRS last week, the foundation formally signaled its intent to dissolve and seek approval to distribute its remaining funds. The documents were posted publicly on Guidestar.org and reviewed by ABC News.
"The foundation continues to cooperate with the NY Attorney General's Charities Division, and as previously announced by the president, his advisers are working with the charities division to wind up the affairs of the foundation. The foundation looks forward to distributing its remaining assets at the earliest possible time to aid numerous worthy charitable organizations," a spokesperson for the Trump Foundation told ABC News.
In December, when Trump was president-elect, he announced plans to shutter the Trump Foundation "to avoid even the appearance of any conflict with my role as president."
"I have decided to continue to pursue my strong interest in philanthropy in other ways," he added.
The organization had also come under scrutiny for its business practices.
Last year, the Trump Foundation conceded it gave "income or assets" to a "disqualified person" -- a prohibited practice known as "self-dealing" -- according to a 2015 tax filing obtained by ABC News. It was not clear from the filing how much or to whom the funds were given.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched the investigation into the Trump Foundation in 2016 over a donation that was made to a political fundraising group associated with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. Schneiderman also ordered that the foundation stop fundraising late last year.
At the end of 2016, the Trump Foundation had a little more than $970,000 in assets, according to last week's filing.
Even though his name is the basis for the charity, Trump was never the biggest contributor, according to the organization's 990 forms for 2001 through 2014.
Trump made contributions to the foundation from 2001 until 2008, but he is not listed as making any financial contributions since then. His contributions ranged from $713,000 in 2004 to $30,000 in 2008; his total contributions to his foundation are in excess of $2.7 million.
Earlier this year, the New York attorney general's office also launched an investigation into the Eric Trump Foundation after questions were raised about the charity in light of a media report that it paid high sums to use Trump-owned properties for fundraisers.
ABC News' Devin Dwyer contributed to this report.