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Long Running Family Charity Scheme Exposed

Unfortunately for most of us we have been touched personally by cancer in some way That makes it all the...


Charity Finishes Last at Car Donation Charities: Micro-Mini Share of Proceeds Go to Charity

Its Wheels for Wishes ads that mention Make-A-Wish have attracted tens of thousands of car donations but it appears that...


20 + Year-Old Charity that Solicited for Non-Existent Programs Is Shuttered

National Children's Leukemia Foundation NCLF a long-time F -rated charity by CharityWatch is to be shut down under the terms...


Millions in Donations Made on State Tax Returns Go Unspent

Are you one of the many across the nation that has donated to charity by using the check-off boxes on...


"All four of the charities that the Federal Trade Commission is suing received an 'F' rating from CharityWatch-and a web search may have prevented millions of dollars from being funneled to these organizations."

Jeffrey H. Joseph, George Washington University Professor, in Forbes, 6/15/2015

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"I'm (Daniel Borochoff, CharityWatch 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

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