America's Worst Charities

Searchable and visual data on the worst charities in the US

About this site

The Tampa Bay Times and The Center for Investigative Reporting worked for more than a year to uncover the worst charities in the US.

This site takes the data they have made available to make it searchable and visual.

I've simply put the data they uncovered (great work) and put it into Silk to make it more accessible.

For any questions or feedback: rutger@van-waveren.nl

Column chart of charities that raised the most money

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Raised by fundraisers
Paid to fundraisers
Money paid to charity
Money direct to cause
Kids Wish Network $ 127,847,277 $ 109,753,827 $ 18,093,450 $ 3,249,135
Cancer Fund of America $ 98,002,122 $ 80,417,053 $ 17,585,069 $ 891,812
Children's Wish Foundation International $ 96,815,968 $ 63,550,318 $ 33,265,650 $ 10,493,530
American Breast Cancer Foundation $ 80,814,282 $ 59,766,812 $ 21,047,470 $ 4,247,877
National Veterans Service Fund $ 70,233,294 $ 36,887,627 $ 33,345,667 $ 5,496,235
Breast Cancer Relief Foundation $ 63,905,118 $ 44,772,442 $ 19,132,676 $ 1,425,346
Firefighters Charitable Foundation $ 63,824,024 $ 54,702,454 $ 9,121,570 $ 5,389,122
International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO $ 57,204,331 $ 41,390,284 $ 15,814,047 $ 276,710
Project Cure (Bradenton, FL) $ 51,485,546 $ 20,355,033 $ 31,130,513 $ -
American Association of State Troopers $ 44,967,680 $ 36,036,056 $ 8,931,624 $ 3,876,342
National Cancer Coalition $ 41,483,134 $ 14,029,061 $ 27,454,073 $ 438,020
Children's Cancer Fund of America $ 37,548,950 $ 29,150,224 $ 8,398,726 $ 1,987,278
Police Protective Fund $ 34,858,334 $ 14,774,193 $ 20,084,141 $ 261,543
Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation $ 34,657,754 $ 27,605,283 $ 7,084,183 $ 208,823
Heart Support of America $ 33,036,091 $ 11,037,974 $ 21,998,117 $ 1,127,855
Youth Development Fund $ 29,679,215 $ 24,490,845 $ 5,188,370 $ 233,344
Committee For Missing Children $ 26,939,854 $ 23,766,104 $ 3,146,443 $ 214,927
Association for Firefighters and Paramedics $ 23,214,496 $ 20,768,928 $ 2,445,568 $ 727,910
United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association $ 23,076,156 $ 15,930,888 $ 7,145,268 $ 131,372
National Caregiving Foundation $ 22,316,405 $ 18,068,458 $ 4,247,947 $ 786,965
Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth $ 19,585,831 $ 16,140,942 $ 3,444,889 $ -
Vietnow National Headquarters $ 18,102,404 $ 15,858,877 $ 2,243,527 $ 527,573
American Foundation For Disabled Children $ 16,441,230 $ 13,364,130 $ 3,077,100 $ 136,221
The Veterans Fund $ 15,722,472 $ 12,858,130 $ 2,864,282 $ 354,868
Woman To Woman Breast Cancer Foundation $ 14,475,283 $ 13,712,005 $ 763,278 $ 58,708
Children's Charity Fund $ 14,320,850 $ 10,519,656 $ 3,801,194 $ 328,295
Defeat Diabetes Foundation $ 13,831,461 $ 8,315,673 $ 5,515,788 $ 10,605
Wishing Well Foundation USA $ 12,394,114 $ 9,817,693 $ 2,576,321 $ 566,453
Veterans Assistance Foundation $ 12,184,759 $ 10,982,670 $ 1,202,089 $ 1,284,717
United Breast Cancer Foundation $ 11,620,146 $ 6,610,766 $ 5,009,380 $ 736,827
American Association of the Deaf & Blind $ 10,293,740 $ 7,753,823 $ 2,539,917 $ 7,915
Disabled Police Officers of America Inc. $ 10,276,529 $ 8,132,407 $ 2,144,122 $ 253,942
National Police Defense Foundation $ 9,926,397 $ 7,846,965 $ 2,079,432 $ 575,116
Children's Leukemia Research Association $ 9,785,641 $ 6,795,790 $ 2,989,851 $ 1,087,989
Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation $ 8,973,576 $ 7,606,948 $ 1,366,628 $ 87,068
Reserve Police Officers Association $ 8,696,732 $ 7,742,459 $ 954,193 $ 94,455
Roger Wyburn-Mason & Jack M Blount Foundation For Eradication of Rheumatoid Disease $ 8,369,369 $ 1,770,606 $ 6,598,763 $ -
Disabled Police Officers Counseling Center $ 8,229,928 $ 6,878,480 $ 1,351,448 $ 9,064
Shiloh International Ministries $ 7,955,515 $ 6,200,374 $ 1,755,141 $ 102,249
Optimal Medical Foundation $ 7,854,433 $ 7,609,071 $ 245,362 $ 75,193
Circle of Friends For American Veterans $ 7,794,561 $ 5,708,701 $ 2,085,860 $ 510,128
Survivors and Victims Empowered $ 7,749,864 $ 4,776,667 $ 2,973,197 $ -
Find the Children $ 7,616,130 $ 5,033,344 $ 2,582,786 $ 437,108
Firefighters Assistance Fund $ 5,572,423 $ 4,600,756 $ 972,278 $ 179,113
American Foundation for Children With AIDS $ 5,210,041 $ 3,042,570 $ 2,157,471 $ -
National Narcotic Officers Associations Coalition $ 4,799,476 $ 4,024,979 $ 774,497 $ -
Caring for Our Children Foundation $ 4,735,558 $ 4,116,204 $ 577,761 $ 77,497
Our American Veterans $ 2,601,375 $ 2,282,707 $ 318,668 $ 60,156
Firefighters Burn Fund $ 2,009,718 $ 1,656,859 $ 352,859 $ 30,350
Hope Cancer Fund $ 1,945,013 $ 1,597,206 $ 347,807 $ 10,250

Map of police and firefighter charities

The worst charities of Florida

Top 10 worst charities

Charities that paid the most to fundraisers.

See the whole list



Location of the 50 worst charities

The size of the circle is the amount paid to fundraisers, the larger the circle, the larger the amount.

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Paid to fundraisers
Address
American Association of State Troopers $ 36,036,056 1949 Raymond Diehl Road, Tallahassee,FL
American Association of the Deaf & Blind $ 7,753,823 8630 Fenton St., No. 121, Silver Spring,MD
American Breast Cancer Foundation $ 59,766,812 1220-B East Joppa Rd., Room 332, Baltimore,MD
American Foundation for Children With AIDS $ 3,042,570 6221 Blue Grass Ave., Harrisburg,PA
American Foundation For Disabled Children $ 13,364,130 84 New Dorp Plaza, Staten Island,NY
Association for Firefighters and Paramedics $ 20,768,928 1720 E Garry Ave., Suite 117, Santa Ana,CA
Breast Cancer Relief Foundation $ 44,772,442 615 Baronne St. No. 301, New Orleans,LA
Cancer Fund of America $ 80,417,053 2901 Breezewood Lane, Knoxville,TN
Caring for Our Children Foundation $ 4,116,204 5612 Evergreen Way, Everett,WA
Children's Cancer Fund of America $ 29,150,224 2317 West Emory Road, Powell,TN
Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation $ 27,605,283 Po Box 238, Hershey,PA
Children's Charity Fund $ 10,519,656 6623 Superior Ave., Suite B, Sarasota,FL
Children's Leukemia Research Association $ 6,795,790 585 Stewart Ave., Garden City,NY
Children's Wish Foundation International $ 63,550,318 8615 Roswell Rd., Atlanta,GA
Circle of Friends For American Veterans $ 5,708,701 210 E Broad St Ste 202, Falls Church,VA
Committee For Missing Children $ 23,766,104 242 Stone Mountain St., Lawrenceville,GA
Defeat Diabetes Foundation $ 8,315,673 150 153rd Ave., Madeira Beach,FL
Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation $ 7,606,948 PO Box 685, Chepachet,RI
Disabled Police Officers Counseling Center $ 6,878,480 222 Government Ave Ste C, Niceville,FL
Disabled Police Officers of America Inc. $ 8,132,407 222 Government Avenue, Suite C, Niceville,FL
Find the Children $ 5,033,344 2656 29th St., Santa Monica,CA
Firefighters Assistance Fund $ 4,600,756 25020 Harborside Blvd., Punta Gorda,FL
Firefighters Burn Fund $ 1,656,859 P.O. Box 374, Chiefland,FL
Firefighters Charitable Foundation $ 54,702,454 1 West St., Farmindale,NY
Heart Support of America $ 11,037,974 2902 Tazewell Pike, Knoxville,TN
Hope Cancer Fund $ 1,597,206 106-1/2 Judge John Aiso St., Room 322, Los Angeles,CA
International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO $ 41,390,284 1549 Ringling Blvd., Room 600, Sarasota,FL
Kids Wish Network $ 109,753,827 4060 Louis Ave., Holiday,FL
National Cancer Coalition $ 14,029,061 333 Fayetteville St., No. 1500, Raleigh,NC
National Caregiving Foundation $ 18,068,458 801 N Pitt St., Room 116, Alexandria,VA
National Narcotic Officers Associations Coalition $ 4,024,979 P.O. Box 2456, West Covina,CA
National Police Defense Foundation $ 7,846,965 21 Kilmer Drive, Building 2, Suite F, Morganville,NJ
National Veterans Service Fund $ 36,887,627 P.O. Box 2465, Darien,CT
Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth $ 16,140,942 6320 Evergreen Way, Ste 201, Everett,WA
Optimal Medical Foundation $ 7,609,071 300 West Pier Drive, suite 234B, Sault Ste. Marie,MI
Our American Veterans $ 2,282,707 504 Tanglewood Rd, Fort Valley,GA
Police Protective Fund $ 14,774,193 1009 W 6th St., Suite 205, Austin,TX
Project Cure (Bradenton, FL) $ 20,355,033 4920 Lena Rd., Room 109, Bradenton,FL
Reserve Police Officers Association $ 7,742,459 89 Rockland Ave., Yonkers,NY
Roger Wyburn-Mason & Jack M Blount Foundation For Eradication of Rheumatoid Disease $ 1,770,606 7111 Sweet Gum Road, Fairview,TN
Shiloh International Ministries $ 6,200,374 P.O. Box 7157, La Verne,CA
Survivors and Victims Empowered $ 4,776,667 P.O. Box 8875, Lancaster,PA
The Veterans Fund $ 12,858,130 1200 Red Hill Road, Port Trevorton,PA
United Breast Cancer Foundation $ 6,610,766 P.O. Box 2421, Huntington,NY
United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association $ 15,930,888 44050 Ashburn Plaza, Suite 195-204, Ashburn,VA
Veterans Assistance Foundation $ 10,982,670 Po Box 610, Tomah,WI
Vietnow National Headquarters $ 15,858,877 1835 Broadway, Rockford,IL
Wishing Well Foundation USA $ 9,817,693 3000 West Esplanade Avenue, Suite 100, Metairie,LA
Woman To Woman Breast Cancer Foundation $ 13,712,005 4850 W Oakland Park Blvd, Lauderdale Lakes,FL
Youth Development Fund $ 24,490,845 8 Canberra Drive, Knoxville,TN



Top 10 worst fundraisers

Solicitors that kept most of the money they raised for charity

Money going to fundraisers

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Raised by fundraisers
Paid to fundraisers
Kids Wish Network $ 127,847,277 $ 109,753,827
Cancer Fund of America $ 98,002,122 $ 80,417,053
Children's Wish Foundation International $ 96,815,968 $ 63,550,318
American Breast Cancer Foundation $ 80,814,282 $ 59,766,812
Firefighters Charitable Foundation $ 63,824,024 $ 54,702,454
Breast Cancer Relief Foundation $ 63,905,118 $ 44,772,442
International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO $ 57,204,331 $ 41,390,284
National Veterans Service Fund $ 70,233,294 $ 36,887,627
American Association of State Troopers $ 44,967,680 $ 36,036,056
Children's Cancer Fund of America $ 37,548,950 $ 29,150,224
Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation $ 34,657,754 $ 27,605,283
Youth Development Fund $ 29,679,215 $ 24,490,845
Committee For Missing Children $ 26,939,854 $ 23,766,104
Association for Firefighters and Paramedics $ 23,214,496 $ 20,768,928
Project Cure (Bradenton, FL) $ 51,485,546 $ 20,355,033
National Caregiving Foundation $ 22,316,405 $ 18,068,458
Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth $ 19,585,831 $ 16,140,942
United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association $ 23,076,156 $ 15,930,888
Vietnow National Headquarters $ 18,102,404 $ 15,858,877
Police Protective Fund $ 34,858,334 $ 14,774,193
National Cancer Coalition $ 41,483,134 $ 14,029,061
Woman To Woman Breast Cancer Foundation $ 14,475,283 $ 13,712,005
American Foundation For Disabled Children $ 16,441,230 $ 13,364,130
The Veterans Fund $ 15,722,472 $ 12,858,130
Heart Support of America $ 33,036,091 $ 11,037,974
Veterans Assistance Foundation $ 12,184,759 $ 10,982,670
Children's Charity Fund $ 14,320,850 $ 10,519,656
Wishing Well Foundation USA $ 12,394,114 $ 9,817,693
Defeat Diabetes Foundation $ 13,831,461 $ 8,315,673
Disabled Police Officers of America Inc. $ 10,276,529 $ 8,132,407
National Police Defense Foundation $ 9,926,397 $ 7,846,965
American Association of the Deaf & Blind $ 10,293,740 $ 7,753,823
Reserve Police Officers Association $ 8,696,732 $ 7,742,459
Optimal Medical Foundation $ 7,854,433 $ 7,609,071
Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation $ 8,973,576 $ 7,606,948
Disabled Police Officers Counseling Center $ 8,229,928 $ 6,878,480
Children's Leukemia Research Association $ 9,785,641 $ 6,795,790
United Breast Cancer Foundation $ 11,620,146 $ 6,610,766
Shiloh International Ministries $ 7,955,515 $ 6,200,374
Circle of Friends For American Veterans $ 7,794,561 $ 5,708,701
Find the Children $ 7,616,130 $ 5,033,344
Survivors and Victims Empowered $ 7,749,864 $ 4,776,667
Firefighters Assistance Fund $ 5,572,423 $ 4,600,756
Caring for Our Children Foundation $ 4,735,558 $ 4,116,204
National Narcotic Officers Associations Coalition $ 4,799,476 $ 4,024,979
American Foundation for Children With AIDS $ 5,210,041 $ 3,042,570
Our American Veterans $ 2,601,375 $ 2,282,707
Roger Wyburn-Mason & Jack M Blount Foundation For Eradication of Rheumatoid Disease $ 8,369,369 $ 1,770,606
Firefighters Burn Fund $ 2,009,718 $ 1,656,859
Hope Cancer Fund $ 1,945,013 $ 1,597,206

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