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CharityWatch, founded more than 20 years ago 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.
Help Hospitalized Veterans Is Banned from VA Hospitals
Another startling fact concerning the F rated Help Hospitalized Veterans HHV has come to the attention of CharityWatch...
Huge Amounts of Donations Squandered by "F" Rated Charity Before Settlement Is Reached
Believed to be the largest amount of financial relief ever obtained in the U S for deceptive charitable fundraising a...
Donors' Intentions Violated at For-profit Thrift Stores
When you donate unwanted clothes or household goods to a charity for resale at thrift stores just how much of...
Syrian Humanitarian Relief
CharityWatch announces a list of highly efficient charities involved in efforts to provide emergency relief and humanitarian assistance to the...
"It's the toughest of the bunch, rating more than 500 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."
"'I'm [CharityWatch's president] glad to see our government regulators are putting a stop to these four outfits that for too long have been misleading the public and wasting millions of our charitable dollars ... This is a significant action, but it's the tip of the iceberg. There are a lot of other problems like this out there. ... I hope they continue to go after some of these questionable operators.' "
The Washington Post, 5/19/2015