America's worst charities

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

The solicitorsContract Communications


Known state disciplinary actions

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States bringing actions Number of known actions Outcomes Total fines
Florida 1 Fine/penalties $500

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 Wishing Well Foundation USA $47,741 $47,557 $184 0.40% telemarketer
2009 Wishing Well Foundation USA $51,528 $0 $51,528 100.00% telemarketer
2009 Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth $99,302 $84,247 $15,055 15.20% fundraising & call to action
2010 Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth $84,260 $72,603 $11,657 13.83% fundraising & call to action
2010 Wishing Well Foundation USA $52,299 $0 $52,299 100.00% telemarketer
2010 Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation $909,883 $760,957 $148,926 16.37% community outreach
2011 Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth $40,850 $34,739 $6,111 15.00% fundraising and call to action
TOTALS $1,285,863 $1,000,103 $285,760 22%

Last updated 06/21/2013 © 2013 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.