Recommended Charities

Our unique approach goes beyond analyzing the annual tax returns of every veterans charity we rate. We also examine annual reports that they file with state government agencies in order to renew their fundraising licenses. In order to get our recommendation, a charity must pass four tests with flying colors. We’ve crunched the numbers, and the following charities are “Recommended” for donors. All “Recommended” charities pass our financial integrity tests and spend at least 75% of their budget on programs and services.

Alpha Omega Veterans Services Inc.

Based on its 2021 tax return, we calculate that Alpha Omega Veterans Services Inc. spent 80.5 percent of its $2.3 million budget on programs and 19.5 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues… Read More

America’s Vetdogs

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that America’s Vetdogs spent 80.9 percent of its $9.9 million budget on programs and 19.1 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues with America’s Vetdogs… Read More

American Corporate Partners

Based on its 2021 tax return, we calculate that American Corporate Partners spent 89.7 percent of its $4.7 million budget on programs and 10.3 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues with American… Read More

Blue Star Families

Based on its 2021 tax return, we calculate that Blue Star Families spent 82.2 percent of its $8.9 million budget on programs and 17.8 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. Blue Star Families filed one transaction with interested… Read More

Center for Military Recruitment Assessment and Veterans Employment / Helmets to Hardhats

Based on its 2021 tax return, we calculate that Center for Military Recruitment Assessment and Veterans Employment / Helmets to Hardhats spent 84.1 percent of its $1.9 million budget on programs and 15.9 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on… Read More

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation spent 85.4 percent of its $13.9 million budget on programs and 14.6 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues… Read More

Cohen Veterans Bioscience

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that Cohen Veterans Bioscience spent 85.4 percent of its $17.5 million budget on programs and 14.6 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. Cohen Veterans Bioscience filed one statement of activities… Read More

Falcons Landing

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that Falcons Landing s spent 85.6 percent of its $31.6 million budget on programs and 14.1 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues with Falcons… Read More

Gary Sinise Foundation

Based on its 2021 tax return, we calculate the Gary Sinise Foundation spent 80.6 percent of its $36.6 million budget on programs and 19.4 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. Gary Sinise Foundation filed three business transactions involving… Read More

Hire Heroes USA

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that Hire Heroes USA spent 86.1 percent of its $13.6 million budget on programs and 13.49 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues with Hire… Read More

Homes for Our Troops

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that Homes for Our Troops spent 86.5 percent of its $32.6 million budget on programs and 13.5 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues with… Read More

Hope for the Warriors

Based on its 2021 tax return, we calculate Hope for the Warriors spent 89.7 percent of its $8.2 million budget on programs and 10.3 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues with Hope… Read More

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Based on its 2021 tax return, we calculate that Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America spent 75.9 percent of its $3 million budget on programs and 24.1 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any… Read More

K9s for Warriors

Based on its 2021 tax return, we calculate that K9s for Warriors spent 75.7percent of its $12.7 million budget on programs and 24.3 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues with K9s for… Read More

Mutts with a Mission

Based on its 2021 tax return, we calculate that Mutts with a Mission spent 81.9 percent of its $3.8 million budget on programs and 18.1 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues with… Read More

National Military Family Association

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate the National Military Family Association spent 83.3 percent of its $6.4 million budget on programs and 16.7 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues with… Read More

National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc.

Based on its 2021 tax return, we calculate that National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc. spent 81 percent of its $7.3 million budget on programs and 19 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any… Read More

Native American Veterans Assistance

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that Native American Veterans Assistance spent 82.9 percent of its $9.3 million budget on programs and 17.1 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. Native American Veterans Assistance spent $549,713 to… Read More

NEADS World Class Service Dogs

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that NEADS World Class Service Dogs spent 79.5 percent of its $2.1 million budget on programs and 20.5 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues… Read More

New Directions for Veterans

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that New Directions for Veterans spent 79.8 percent of its $7 million budget on programs and 20.2 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues with… Read More

New England Center and Home for Veterans (aka Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc)

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that New England Center and Home for Veterans (aka Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc) spent 81.8 percent of its $11.3 million budget on programs and 18.2 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on… Read More

Npower Inc.

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate Npower Inc. spent 78.9 percent of its $24.9 million budget on programs and 21.1 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. Npower Inc. filed one statement of activates outside of the… Read More

Operation Finally Home

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that Operation Finally Home spent 76.4 percent of its $10.3 million budget on programs and 23.6 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues with Operation… Read More

Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research spent 86.1 percent of its $29.7 million budget on programs and 13.9  percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any… Read More

Save a Warrior (Warrior Meditation Foundation)

Based on its 2021 tax return, we calculate that Save a Warrior spent 81.8 percent of its $4.1 million budget on programs and 18.2 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues with Save… Read More

Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization spent 85.8 percent of its $30.7 million budget on programs and 14.2 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any… Read More

TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors)

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate TAPS spent 83.7 percent of its $12.3 million budget on programs and 16.3 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. TAPS filed one statement of activity outside of the United States. Read More

Team Red, White, and Blue

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate Team Red, White, and Blue spent 77.5 percent of its $5.2 million budget on programs and 22.5 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues with… Read More

The Army Distaff Foundation

Based on its 2021 tax return, we calculate that The Army Distaff Foundation spent 86.6 percent of its $26.7 million budget on programs and 13.4 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a highly recommended charity spend 90 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any… Read More

The Honor Foundation

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that The Honor Foundation spent 85.5 percent of its $4.4 million budget on programs and 14.5 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues with The… Read More

Travis Manion Foundation

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that Travis Manion Foundation spent 84.3 percent of its $8.5 million budget on programs and 15.7 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues with Travis… Read More

United States Veterans Initiative

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that United States Veterans Initiative spent 84.9 percent of its $73.3 million budget on programs and 15.1 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues with… Read More

United Through Reading

Based on its 2021 tax return, we calculate that United Through Reading spent 86.4 percent of its $2.1 million budget on programs and 13.6 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues with United… Read More

Veterans Community Project

Based on its 2021 tax return, we calculate that Veterans Community Project spent 82.8 percent of its $4.7 million budget on programs and 17.2 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. Veterans Community Project has a loan balance due… Read More

Veterans Transition Center of Monterey County

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that Veterans Transition Center of Monterey County spent 88 percent of its $3.9 million budget on programs and 12 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any… Read More

Wounded Warriors Family Support

Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that Wounded Warriors Family Support Foundation spent 89.3 % percent of its $3.8 million budget on programs and 10.7 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. Wounded Warriors Family support filed… Read More