America's worst charities

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

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Known state disciplinary actions

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States bringing actions Number of known actions Outcomes Total fines
Pennsylvania 1 Consent/settlement 0

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 $1,607,470 $1,416,434 $191,036 11.90% recruitment, fundraising
2009 Kids Wish Network $1,763,633 $1,542,976 $220,657 12.51% fundraiser
2009 Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth $404,896 $302,000 $102,896 25.40% fundraising & call to action
2010 Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth $397,474 $357,319 $40,155 10.10% fundraising & call to action
2010 Cancer Fund of America $873,789 $751,458 $122,331 14.00% telemarketing
2010 Kids Wish Network $1,722,504 $1,515,035 $207,469 12.00% advocacy, fundraising and recruitment
2011 Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth $254,516 $229,173 $25,343 10.00% fundraising and call to action
2011 Kids Wish Network $805,073 $700,360 $104,713 13.00% advocacy, fundraising and recruitment
TOTALS $7,829,355 $6,814,755 $1,014,600 12%

Last updated 07/17/2014 © 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.