Celebrating 30 years of helping you give wisely
America's most independent,
assertive charity watchdog

Donate With Confidence

Get detailed information about your favorite charities:

Article

How to Research Charities 101

How to Research Charities 101


 March 15, 2023
Article

F-Rated Charities Receive Top Ratings & ...

F-Rated Charities Receive Top Ratings & Seals From Nonprofit Trade Associations


 June 22, 2023
Article

Israel-Hamas War: Top-Rated Charities Pr...

Israel-Hamas War: Top-Rated Charities Providing Humanitarian Aid


 October 21, 2023
Article

CharityWatch Rating: LeSEA Global Feed t...

CharityWatch Rating: LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry


 March 07, 2024
Article

FEED Foundation CharityWatch Rating

FEED Foundation CharityWatch Rating


 March 08, 2024
Article

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Charities'...

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Charities' Response Amid Haiti's Violent Unrest


 March 13, 2024
Article

2024: Donations Urgently Needed for Suda...

2024: Donations Urgently Needed for Sudan


 April 02, 2024
Article

April 2024: Charities Providing Aid in G...

April 2024: Charities Providing Aid in Gaza


 April 02, 2024
Article

April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness M...

April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month: Give to a Top-Rated Charity


 April 05, 2024
Article

10 Tips For Giving in a Crisis

10 Tips For Giving in a Crisis


 May 09, 2021
Sign up to receive alerts:
nbc logo
wall street journal logo
cnn logo
new york times logo
forbes logo
la times logo

Top Charities

Free access to detailed ratings
for top charities

Top Compensation

See which charities pay their
executives the most

Donating Tips

Give more
effectively

Detailed Ratings & Analytics for Over 600 Charities

Join

Give Thoughtfully

CharityWatch, founded in 1992 as the American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP), is America's most independent, assertive charity watchdog. CharityWatch does not merely repeat what a charity reports using simplistic or automated formulas. We dive deep to let you know how efficiently a charity will use your donation to fund the programs you want to support. CharityWatch exposes nonprofit abuses and advocates for your interests as a donor.

 

Learn more

Learn more about our charity ratings

Featured Press

"It's the toughest of the bunch, rating more than 600 charities on a scale of A+ down to F. Because it disregards certain, potentially suspect, expenses and donations, it fails some nonprofits that the other raters approve."

Newsweek logo


CharityWatch "is the pit bull of watchdogs. Its staff members dig deeper than most other overseers, going to state and federal records to get information that charities do not volunteer, honing in on program efficiency and exposing abuses."

New York Times logo


"These guys dive deep to let you know how efficiently a charity will use your donation to fund the programs you want to support. CharityWatch exposes nonprofit abuses and advocates for your interests as a donor."

Truthdig logo

View Latest Press