20 Worst Charities

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20 Worst Charities

Postby Mr. G » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:07 pm

Every year those with a charitable heart and an altruistic edge take some time to give back to society through donations to various organizations. However, many charities do not fund the actual “giving” part and instead kick back most of it to fund infrastructure and administration. While this is necessary with most organizations, it can be an eye-opener when your see how much of the actual amount of your gift goes to the needy. The website Charity Navigator can also be an aid in seeing how much a charity actually gives to their purpose.

It is important to exercise wisdom and compassion when we give. With that in mind, Attorney General of Oregon John Kroger provides a list of some of the worse offending agencies nationwide and offered tips to consumers on how to donate wisely.

Examples:

Shiloh International Ministries

Average Annual Expenditures :$ $937,315 Amount used for Charitable Cause: 3.63%
La Verne, California
Purpose: to improve the quality of life of
disabled and needy children by providing
medical necessities and moral support.

Committee for Missing Children

Average Annual Expenditures: $2,758,671 Amount used for Charitable Cause: 11.51%
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Purpose: to assist in the search and recovery of missing children and educate on safety and prevention.

See the whole list here...

http://www.charitynavigator.org/
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Re: 20 Worst Charities

Postby catmoon » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:44 pm

I followed the link but I didn't find the rest of the list.
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Re: 20 Worst Charities

Postby Mr. G » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:16 pm

Hmmm...that's strange catmoon.

Let me copy it over:

Shiloh International Ministries

Average Annual Expenditures :$ $937,315 Amount used for Charitable Cause: 3.63%
La Verne, California
Purpose: to improve the quality of life of
disabled and needy children by providing
medical necessities and moral support.

Law Enforcement Education Program

Average Annual Expenditures: $1,893,929 Amount used for Charitable Cause: 6.26%
Troy, Michigan
Purpose: to provide educational programs and
materials to school children.

Korean War Veterans National Museum & Library

Average Annual Expenditures: $2,265,809 Amount used for Charitable Cause : 7.03%
Rantoul, Illinois
Purpose: to preserve a record of participation in
the Korean War, educate the public, and promote
friendship among vets.

Foundation for American Veterans

Average Annual Expenditures: $4,677,071 Amount used for Charitable Cause: 10.22%
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Purpose: Promoting social and recreational
welfare for current and past U.S. Armed Forces
members, dependents, widows, widowers and others.

Dogs Against Drugs/Dogs Against Crime

Average Annual Expenditures : $1,070,846 Amount used for Charitable Cause: 10.30%
Anderson, Indiana
Purpose: to promote law enforcement K-9 operations

National Vietnam Veterans Foundation

Average Annual Expenditures: $3,383,753 Amount used for Charitable Cause 10.92%
Alexandria, Virginia
Purpose: to benefit American veterans
and their families.

Firefighters Charitable Foundation

Average Annual Expenditures : $4,974,211 Amount used for Charitable Cause: 11.09%
Farmingdale, New York
Purpose: to provide financial assistance to individuals affected by a fire or disaster.

Committee for Missing Children

Average Annual Expenditures: $2,758,671 Amount used for Charitable Cause: 11.51%
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Purpose: to assist in the search and recovery of missing children and educate on safety and prevention.

The Wishing Well Foundation

Average Annual Expenditures: $1,299,852 Amount used for Charitable Cause : 11.57%

Metairie, Louisiana
Purpose: fulfilling the fondest wish for any terminally ill child not expected to reach 18 years of age.

Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund

Average Annual Expenditures: $3,431,820 Amount used for Charitable Cause: 13.16%
Arlington, Virginia
Purpose: to provide legal assistance to law enforcement officers.

Disabled Police Officers of America

Average Annual Expenditures: $894,660 Amount used for Charitable Cause: 14.24%
Niceville, Florida
Purpose: to provide educational programs for police officers.

Disabled Police Officers Counseling Center

Average Annual Expenditures: $594,408 Amount used for Charitable Cause: 14.84%
Niceville, Florida
Purpose: to provide police officers, whether active,retired or disabled, counseling services upon request.

Foundation for Children with Cancer

Average Annual Expenditures: $2,959,726 Amount used for Charitable Cause: 15.23%
St. Louis, Missouri
Purpose: to provide financial information to families with children suffering from cancer.

American Medical Research Organization

Average Annual Expenditures: $672,288 Amount used for Charitable Cause 16.19%
Sarasota, FL
Purpose: To support medical research in the cause, cure and treatment of macular degeneration

National Veteran’s Service Fund, Inc.

Average Annual Expenditures: $7,173,335 Amount used for Charitable Cause 20.44%
Darien, CT
Purpose: Inform and educate in conjunction with service-related illnesses and work to raise public awareness of the contributions veterans make to our society.

Children’s Leukemia Research Association, Inc.

Average Annual Expenditures: $1,479,548 Amount used for Charitable Cause 20.49%
Garden City, NJ
Purpose: To support research efforts into the causes of leukemia and to provide assistance with expenses incurred in leukemia treatment.

Dakota Indian Foundation

Average Annual Expenditures: $1,229,750 Amount used for Charitable Cause 21.55%
Chamberlain, SD
Purpose: To assist in education of Indian people and preservation of Native American culture

Cancer Support Services

Average Annual Expenditures: $7,656,871 Amount used for Charitable Cause 22.27%
Dearborn, MI
Purpose: To support the charitable mission of Cancer Fund of America and to provide financial support to indigent cancer patients

Project Cure, Inc.

Average Annual Expenditures: $4,692,160 Amount used for Charitable Cause 24.28%
Bradenton FL
Purpose: Increasing public and professional awareness about the prevention, detection, and treatment of various chronic diseases.

Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth

Average Annual Expenditures: $1,958,896 Amount used for Charitable Cause 24.53%
Everett, WA
Purpose: To provide free services 24 hours a day 7 days a week regarding missing youth
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Re: 20 Worst Charities

Postby Blue Garuda » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:24 pm

In the Uk one may easily add two generic groups to the list:

Privately funded schools for rich kids (we call them 'public schools') which have charitable status and aside from a few scholarships seem simply to use the status as a tax dodge for their business.

Organisations established as charities for 'religious' purposes who spend all the money on themselves in the guise of temple funds etc. They can even ask people who 'donate' to do so under Gift Aid regulations which allow the charity to claim back the income tax the donor originally paid on the money donated. Neat.

Just call your business profits 'surplus' and reinvest it in yourself and all will be well. I could name........but I won't. ;)


The UK government is examining the charitable status of the schools and religious groups, but as most of the government were educated in these expensive elitist schools they are unlikely to upset the schools - which their own kids will also attend.

I could set up a Buddhist school tomorrow and not only claim charitable stutus but also receive government funding for the number of kids attending......Hmmm.
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Re: 20 Worst Charities

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:32 pm

Wow, this is an eye-opener :?
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Re: 20 Worst Charities

Postby kirtu » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:23 pm

Yeshe wrote:I could set up a Buddhist school tomorrow and not only claim charitable stutus but also receive government funding for the number of kids attending......Hmmm.


Well actually we need Buddhist schools - but just legit and good ones.

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