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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.

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Crowdfunding Popularity Continues to Soar Despite Risks to Donors

Several years ago most people probably had never heard the word crowdfunding Defined as the process of funding a project...

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Multiple Names + Exaggerated Programs = Two Related Charities, But Little Help for Vets or Cancer Relief

Veterans and cancer are two of the most popular charitable causes to which Americans direct significant donations While these two...

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Celebrity Charity Finances Are Hidden Behind Closed Doors

In addition to giving back to the community or supporting a cause with a personal connection there are a variety...

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Costly and Continuous Kars4Kids Ads Disguise Charity's Real Purpose

Described by many as annoying and by SFGate com as the subject of widespread ubiquitous hate the catchy advertising jingle...

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"CharityWatch has warned in advance of coming scandals at Feed the Children, Central Asia Institute, and Wounded Warrior Project. "

Barrons, 06/18/2016

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"I'm (Daniel Borochoff, CharityWatch President) glad to see our government regulators are putting a stop to these four [sham cancer] 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

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