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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

50 'Charities' That Are The Worst in the US

Here's a report by the Tampa Bay Times that is very enlightening... and enraging.  They researched charities and made a list of the 50 worst 'charities'.  (A huge BRAVO to the Tampa Bay Times for this story!)

Charities that make up names very close to an honest well-known charity, such as number one on the list "Kids Wish Network", which is scamming off the good name of the Make-A-Wish Network. 

Here is the report:

And here is the link to the below list:



The 50 worst, ranked by money blown on soliciting costs

Totals from the latest 10 years of available federal tax filings
RankCharity nameTotal raised by solicitorsPaid to solicitors% spent on direct cash aid
1Kids Wish Network$127.8 million$109.8 million2.5%
2Cancer Fund of America$98.0 million$80.4 million0.9%
3Children's Wish Foundation International$96.8 million$63.6 million10.8%
4American Breast Cancer Foundation$80.8 million$59.8 million5.3%
5Firefighters Charitable Foundation$63.8 million$54.7 million8.4%
6Breast Cancer Relief Foundation$63.9 million$44.8 million2.2%
7International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO$57.2 million$41.4 million0.5%
8National Veterans Service Fund$70.2 million$36.9 million7.8%
9American Association of State Troopers$45.0 million$36.0 million8.6%
10Children's Cancer Fund of America$37.5 million$29.2 million5.3%
11Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation$34.7 million$27.6 million0.6%
12Youth Development Fund$29.7 million$24.5 million0.8%
13Committee For Missing Children$26.9 million$23.8 million0.8%
14Association for Firefighters and Paramedics$23.2 million$20.8 million3.1%
15Project Cure (Bradenton, FL)$51.5 million$20.4 million0.0%
16National Caregiving Foundation$22.3 million$18.1 million3.5%
17Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth$19.6 million$16.1 million0.0%
18United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association$23.1 million$15.9 million0.6%
19Vietnow National Headquarters$18.1 million$15.9 million2.9%
20Police Protective Fund$34.9 million$14.8 million0.8%
21National Cancer Coalition$41.5 million$14.0 million1.1%
22Woman To Woman Breast Cancer Foundation$14.5 million$13.7 million0.4%
23American Foundation For Disabled Children$16.4 million$13.4 million0.8%
24The Veterans Fund$15.7 million$12.9 million2.3%
25Heart Support of America$33.0 million$11.0 million3.4%
26Veterans Assistance Foundation$12.2 million$11.0 million10.5%
27Children's Charity Fund$14.3 million$10.5 million2.3%
28Wishing Well Foundation USA$12.4 million$9.8 million4.6%
29Defeat Diabetes Foundation$13.8 million$8.3 million0.1%
30Disabled Police Officers of America Inc.$10.3 million$8.1 million2.5%
31National Police Defense Foundation$9.9 million$7.8 million5.8%
32American Association of the Deaf & Blind$10.3 million$7.8 million0.1%
33Reserve Police Officers Association$8.7 million$7.7 million1.1%
34Optimal Medical Foundation$7.9 million$7.6 million1.0%
35Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation$9.0 million$7.6 million1.0%
36Disabled Police Officers Counseling Center$8.2 million$6.9 million0.1%
37Children's Leukemia Research Association$9.8 million$6.8 million11.1%
38United Breast Cancer Foundation$11.6 million$6.6 million6.3%
39Shiloh International Ministries$8.0 million$6.2 million1.3%
40Circle of Friends For American Veterans$7.8 million$5.7 million6.5%
41Find the Children$7.6 million$5.0 million5.7%
42Survivors and Victims Empowered$7.7 million$4.8 million0.0%
43Firefighters Assistance Fund$5.6 million$4.6 million3.2%
44Caring for Our Children Foundation$4.7 million$4.1 million1.6%
45National Narcotic Officers Associations Coalition$4.8 million$4.0 million0.0%
46American Foundation for Children With Aids$5.2 million$3.0 million0.0%
47Our American Veterans$2.6 million$2.3 million2.3%
48Roger Wyburn-Mason & Jack M Blount Foundation For Eradication of Rheumatoid Disease$8.4 million$1.8 million0.0%
49Firefighters Burn Fund$2.0 million$1.7 million1.5%
50Hope Cancer Fund$1.9 million$1.6 million0.5%

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