Not Recommended Charities

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.

AdoptaPlatoon Soldier Support Effort

Based on its 2021 tax return, we calculate that the AdoptaPlatoon Soldier Support Effort spent 81.6 percent of its $7.6 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent overhead spending. Additionally, AdoptaPlatoon Soldier Support Effort used joint cost accounting for 65.6 percent of its budget. While… Read More

Air Force Aid Society

Based on its 2021 tax return, the net assets of the Air Force Aid Society equal 17.2 times its budget of $15 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

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 overhead spending. We do not recommend giving to the AMVETS National HQ. See our lists of Highly Recommended Charities… Read More

AMVETS National Service Foundation

Based on its 2022 tax return, AMVETS National Service Foundation spent 28.7 % percent of its $18.8 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent overhead spending. Furthermore, we calculate AMVETS National Service Foundation used joint cost accounting for 10.3 percent of its $18.8 million budget. Read More