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50 Worst Charities Ranked by Money Blown on Soliciting Costs

Sep. 28, 2016By: Darren CarlsonAuthor Bio
Here is an interesting report frin 2013 on America's Worst Charities was just released by the Tampa Bay Times. It ranks charities based on how much they spent on fundraising vs. what actually went toward fulfilling their mission. Below are the rankings. 

Rank
           Charity name Raised by solicitors Paid to solicitors % to aid
1 Kids Wish Network $127.8 million $109.8 million 2.50%
2 Cancer Fund of America $98.0 million $80.4 million 0.90%
3 Children's Wish Foundation International $96.8 million $63.6 million 10.80%
4 American Breast Cancer Foundation $80.8 million $59.8 million 5.30%
5 Firefighters Charitable Foundation $63.8 million $54.7 million 8.40%
6 Breast Cancer Relief Foundation $63.9 million $44.8 million 2.20%
7 International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO $57.2 million $41.4 million 0.50%
8 National Veterans Service Fund $70.2 million $36.9 million 7.80%
9 American Association of State Troopers $45.0 million $36.0 million 8.60%
10 Children's Cancer Fund of America $37.5 million $29.2 million 5.30%
11 Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation $34.7 million $27.6 million 0.60%
12 Youth Development Fund $29.7 million $24.5 million 0.80%
13 Committee For Missing Children $26.9 million $23.8 million 0.80%
14 Association for Firefighters and Paramedics $23.2 million $20.8 million 3.10%
15 Project Cure (Bradenton, FL) $51.5 million $20.4 million 0.00%
16 National Caregiving Foundation $22.3 million $18.1 million 3.50%
17 Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth $19.6 million $16.1 million 0.00%
18 United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association $23.1 million $15.9 million 0.60%
19 Vietnow National Headquarters $18.1 million $15.9 million 2.90%
20 Police Protective Fund $34.9 million $14.8 million 0.80%
21 National Cancer Coalition $41.5 million $14.0 million 1.10%
22 Woman To Woman Breast Cancer Foundation $14.5 million $13.7 million 0.40%
23 American Foundation For Disabled Children $16.4 million $13.4 million 0.80%
24 The Veterans Fund $15.7 million $12.9 million 2.30%
25 Heart Support of America $33.0 million $11.0 million 3.40%
26 Veterans Assistance Foundation $12.2 million $11.0 million 10.50%
27 Children's Charity Fund $14.3 million $10.5 million 2.30%
28 Wishing Well Foundation USA $12.4 million $9.8 million 4.60%
29 Defeat Diabetes Foundation $13.8 million $8.3 million 0.10%
30 Disabled Police Officers of America Inc. $10.3 million $8.1 million 2.50%
31 National Police Defense Foundation $9.9 million $7.8 million 5.80%
32 American Association of the Deaf & Blind $10.3 million $7.8 million 0.10%
33 Reserve Police Officers Association $8.7 million $7.7 million 1.10%
34 Optimal Medical Foundation $7.9 million $7.6 million 1.00%
35 Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation $9.0 million $7.6 million 1.00%
36 Disabled Police Officers Counseling Center $8.2 million $6.9 million 0.10%
37 Children's Leukemia Research Association $9.8 million $6.8 million 11.10%
38 United Breast Cancer Foundation $11.6 million $6.6 million 6.30%
39 Shiloh International Ministries $8.0 million $6.2 million 1.30%
40 Circle of Friends For American Veterans $7.8 million $5.7 million 6.50%
41 Find the Children $7.6 million $5.0 million 5.70%
42 Survivors and Victims Empowered $7.7 million $4.8 million 0.00%
43 Firefighters Assistance Fund $5.6 million $4.6 million 3.20%
44 Caring for Our Children Foundation $4.7 million $4.1 million 1.60%
45 National Narcotic Officers Associations Coalition $4.8 million $4.0 million 0.00%
46 American Foundation for Children With Aids $5.2 million $3.0 million 0.00%
47 Our American Veterans $2.6 million $2.3 million 2.30%
48 Roger Wyburn-Mason & Jack M Blount Foundation For Eradication of Rheumatoid Disease $8.4 million $1.8 million 0.00%
49 Firefighters Burn Fund $2.0 million $1.7 million 1.50%
50 Hope Cancer Fund $1.9 million $1.6 million 0.50%

Darren Carlson is the Founder and President of Training Leaders International.  As President, Darren oversees the general direction of the ministry and serves as an advocate for pastors with little access to formal training and thoughtful cross-cultural theological engagement. You can connect with him on Facebook and Twitter

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