America's worst charities

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

The solicitorsCharitable Resource Foundation

Also doing business as: CRF


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 Kids Wish Network $2,734,232 $2,421,678 $312,554 11.40% recruitment, fundraising
2008 Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation $750,731 $661,989 $88,742 11.80% fundraising
2009 Circle of Friends For American Veterans $1,799,346 $1,798,898 $448 0.02% soliciatation
2009 Woman To Woman Breast Cancer Foundation $87,237 $77,338 $9,899 11.35% prof f/r
2009 Kids Wish Network $2,089,655 $1,793,175 $296,480 14.19% fundraiser
2009 Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation $670,742 $589,937 $80,805 12.00% fundraising
2010 Children's Cancer Fund of America $830,669 $715,753 $114,916 13.80% telemarketing
2010 Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation $582,179 $512,004 $70,175 12.05% fundraiser
2010 Woman To Woman Breast Cancer Foundation $696,870 $649,812 $47,058 6.80% prof f/r
2010 Circle of Friends For American Veterans $1,721,717 $1,473,371 $248,346 14.40% telephone solicitation
2010 Kids Wish Network $1,773,005 $1,552,451 $220,554 12.40% advocacy, fundraising and recruitment
2011 Kids Wish Network $1,408,725 $1,221,156 $187,569 13.30% advocacy, fundraising and recruitment
2011 Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation $368,270 $326,848 $41,422 11.20% prof f/r
TOTALS $15,513,378 $13,794,410 $1,718,968 11%

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.