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We have created a rating system that, in our opinion, pulls out the most relevant information for each charity. Based on that data, we offer our opinion about donating.

American Corporate Partners

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that American Corporate Partners spent 92.3 percent of its $4.9 million budget on programs and 7.7 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a highly recommended charity spend at least 90 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect… Read More

Here’s the ‘good housekeeping’ seal for veterans aid groups

With Memorial Day approaching, you may start seeing TV and internet ads from CharitiesForVets.org. Unlike so many other commercials for military veterans charities, these bulletins aren’t asking for money. Instead, they provide resources for those who want to donate to others. CharitiesForVets aims to… Read More

K9s for Warriors

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that K9s for Warriors spent 79.6 percent of its $25.8 million budget on programs and 20.4 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend at least 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues… Read More

Wounded Warrior Project

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that Wounded Warrior Project spent 39.8 percent of its $334.1 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent maximum overhead spending. Additionally, Wounded Warrior Project used joint cost accounting for 11.5 percent of its budget. While legal, this… Read More

Navy SEAL Foundation

Based on its 2022 tax return, the net assets of the Navy SEAL Foundation equal 4.34 times its annual budget of $26.9 million. This may be an indication that the group is spending too little of its donations on programs. We recommend net assets exceed no more than 3 years… Read More

Disabled American Veterans

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that Disabled American Veterans spent 32.8 percent of its $149.2 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent maximum overhead spending. We do not recommend giving to the Disabled American Veterans. See our lists of Highly Recommended… Read More

Coast Guard Foundation

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that the Coast Guard Foundation spent 29.8 percent of its $11.2 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent maximum overhead spending. We do not recommend giving to the Coast Guard Foundation. See our lists of Highly… Read More

Operation Homefront

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that Operation Homefront spent 29.8% percent of its $43.9 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent maximum overhead spending. Additionally, Operation Homefront used joint cost accounting for 10.1 percent of its budget. While legal, this accounting method… Read More

AMVETS National HQ

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that AMVETS National HQ spent 104.9% percent of its $3.2 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent maximum overhead spending. We do not recommend giving to the AMVETS National HQ. See our lists of Highly Recommended… Read More

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America spent 85.1 percent of its $3.4 million budget on programs and 14.9 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend at least 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not… Read More