More than half of the non-government officials who met with Hillary Clinton when she worked at the State Department were donors to the Clinton Foundation, according to a Associated Press analysis.

Of the 154 non-government officials who met or had phone calls scheduled with Clinton when she worked the top spot at the State Department, approximately 85 either donated directly to the foundation or "pledged commitments to its international programs," the AP reported, citing State Department calendars.

Those 85 donors contributed a combined total of $156 million to Clinton-owned entities.

"At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million," the AP noted. "Some of Clinton's most influential visitors donated millions to the Clinton Foundation and to her and her husband's political coffers."

The number of individuals from private entities who met with Clinton when she was secretary of state is of an "extraordinary proportion," the report claimed, adding it indicates she may have major "ethics challenges" ahead of her if she wins the White House in November.

Those who were granted meetings with the former secretary of state included an economist who ran a Bangladeshi nonprofit bank, a Wall Street executive and Estee Lauder executives.

Though the meetings do not seem to violate legal agreements the Clintons signed before she took over at the State Department in 2009, the meetings nevertheless add to the impression their foundation had a pay-for-play scheme in place when she served as secretary of state.

"The 154 did not include U.S. federal employees or foreign government representatives. Clinton met with representatives of at least 16 foreign governments that donated as much as $170 million to the Clinton charity," the AP analysis noted, "but they were not included in AP's calculations because such meetings would presumably have been part of her diplomatic duties."

Bill Clinton announced last week that the foundation would stop accepting donations from foreign and corporate entities should the Democratic candidate win the presidency.

Concerns that the foundation poses a serious conflict of interest to the Clintons have been shared by actors on both sides of the aisle, including by the Boston Globe's editorial board, which said the organization should be shuttered entirely if the Democratic nominee wins this fall.

The same newspaper also reported this week that even with the pledge to halt foreign and corporate donations to the foundation, much of the Clintons' network of charitable foundations would be exempt from this policy.

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, which raised 60 percent of its revenues in 2015 from foreign government grants, has no plans to stop accepting funds from overseas, according to the report.

This group "accounted for 66 percent of spending by the Clinton network of charities" in 2014, the Globe reported.

The Health Access Initiative also saw a massive uptick in foreign donations when Clinton served as secretary of state. The group not only failed to report those increases to the State Department, but it also failed to report all new foreign donations, the Globe noted.

Two additional Clinton-related groups, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, also have no plans to alter their fundraising habits.

Giustra is better known for having profited handsomely after Clinton's State Department approved a deal that played to the group's stake in uranium mining.

Further, as far as Clinton's pledge is concerned, it would not affect, "more than 6,000 donors who have already provided the Clinton charity with more than $2 billion in funding since its creation in 2000," the AP noted.

Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon responded to some of the criticism Tuesday in a statement that alleged that the steps taken by the foundation were, "unprecedented, even if it may never satisfy some critics."