America's worst charities

Our ranking based on cash paid to solicitors in the past decade

The solicitorsAssociated Community Services

Also doing business as: ACS, Central Process, Associated Community Services/Central Process

Address: 29777 Telegraph Rd Ste 3000, Southfield MI


Known state disciplinary actions

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States bringing actions Number of known actions Outcomes Total fines
Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia 16 Cease & Desist, Consent/settlement, Disciplined-no details, Fine/penalties $155,000

Fundraising history

Amounts cover only the years and charities shown and are not a full accounting of fundraising activity.

Year Client charity Cash raised Cash to solicitor Cash to charity % to charity Activity
2008 Firefighters Charitable Foundation $213,408 $181,396 $32,012 15.00% fundraising
2008 Firefighters Assistance Fund $287,601 $230,131 $57,470 20.00% soliciting
2009 Firefighters Assistance Fund $166,218 $133,123 $33,095 19.91%
2009 Youth Development Fund $1,704,231 $1,218,959 $485,272 28.50% solicitation
2009 Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth $65,718 $37,323 $28,395 43.20% fundraising & call to action
2010 Youth Development Fund None $592,563 caging & admins
2010 Children's Cancer Fund of America $4,500,558 $3,725,538 $775,020 17.20% telemarketing
2010 Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth $47,478 $31,256 $16,222 34.17% fundraising & call to action
2010 Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation $995,348 $540,891 $454,457 45.66% community outreach
2010 Youth Development Fund $2,563,814 $1,820,334 $743,480 29.00% fundraising
2010 Cancer Fund of America $2,747,178 $2,195,359 $551,819 20.10% telemarketing
2010 Circle of Friends For American Veterans $375,264 $314,111 $61,153 16.30% telephone solicitation
2010 Firefighters Assistance Fund $140,784 $112,237 $28,547 20.30%
2011 Youth Development Fund None $540,463 caging & admins
2011 Youth Development Fund $2,027,930 $1,651,394 $376,536 18.60% fundraising
2011 Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth $23,937 $13,987 $9,950 41.60% fundraising and call to action
TOTALS $15,859,467 $13,339,065 $3,653,428 23%

Last updated 12/09/2014 © 2014 All Rights Reserved

America’s Worst Charities is the result of a yearlong collaboration between the Tampa Bay Times and the California-based Center for Investigative Reporting, the nation’s largest and longest serving nonprofit newsroom dedicated to watchdog journalism. CNN joined the partnership in March 2013.