America's worst charities

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

The solicitorsCreative Direct Response


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
2009 National Cancer Coalition $2,416,443 $236,873 $2,179,570 90.20% direct mail
2009 Breast Cancer Relief Foundation $1,349,951 $176,916 $1,173,035 86.89% mail
TOTALS $3,766,394 $413,789 $3,352,605 89%

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.