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The Senate Singles Out WWP For Bad Practices That Also Occur At Other Charities

Multiple media outlets, including CBS News and The New York Times, accused WWP of wasting donations on "lavish" spending, such as pricey travel, food and drink, and conferences for WWP employees. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee took notice of the news reports from early 2016 and as a result, questioned WWP concerning its alleged "questionable spending practices." After WWP's responses to the Senate Judiciary Committee were analyzed, a report issued by Chairman Charles E. Grassley, Senate Judiciary Committee Member, Senate Finance Committee, dated May 24, 2017, ("the Senate Report") has rained some harsh criticism down on WWP. CharityWatch has reviewed the Senate Report, and donors should take note because the criticisms are not necessarily unique to WWP.

Making Sense of WWP's Program Spending: Which Ratio Should You Believe?

Ever since the popular veterans charity Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) was accused of wasting donations on lavish spending in reports by CBS News and The New York Times in early 2016, WWP's program percentage (i.e., the portion of WWP's expenses used for its veterans programs) has drawn particular attention from many. Even Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary, is questioning the level of WWP's program spending.

The Connected World of Charitable Fundraising

You open your mailbox one morning and there inside is a letter from a charity asking for your support. You read it and are inspired to donate, writing out a modest check and popping it in the mail. You feel good knowing that you sacrificed something to support a cause you think is important. But then, within a couple months' time, you notice that your mailbox is no longer large enough for the shocking uptick in letters you are receiving.

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Making Sense of WWP's Program Spending: Which Ratio Should You Believe?

Ever since the popular veterans charity Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) was accused of wasting donations on lavish spending in reports by CBS News and The New York Times in early 2016, WWP’s program percentage (i.e., the portion of WWP’s expenses used for its veterans programs) has drawn particular attention from many. Even Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary, is questioning the level of WWP’s program spending. CharityWatch’s “C” rating of WWP is based in part on our calculation that WWP spends 54% of its cash budget on programs. Some of the other program ratios we have seen being bandied about range from about 60% to the 80.6% that WWP has vehemently defended.

Many Congressionally Chartered Veterans Charities receive D's and F's from CharityWatch

Where do your donations go? Watch video that features CharityWatch's take on how some veterans charities are failing.

Top Executives Fired at WWP: CNBC

Watch CharityWatch President, Daniel Borochoff, discuss Wounded Warrior Project in the wake of the firing of its two top executives on CNBC's Power Lunch.

Wounded Warrior Project: CBS News Investigation

Watch CharityWatch president, Daniel Borochoff, in Part 3 of a CBS News investigation that questions how much money Wounded Warrior Project is actually spending on veterans.

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