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



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.





Top 10 worst fundraisers



Top 10 worst fundraisers

Solicitors that kept most of the money they raised for charity



Money going to fundraisers