America's worst charities

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

The solicitorsMenacola Marketing


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 Vietnow National Headquarters $140,643 $118,140 $22,503 16.00% telemarketing
2008 Police Protective Fund $1,854 $1,631 $223 12.00% phone solicitations
2008 National Police Defense Foundation $242,594 $201,710 $40,884 16.90% fundraising
2009 Association for Firefighters and Paramedics $267,234 $240,511 $26,723 10.00% fundraising
2009 National Police Defense Foundation $847,613 $704,382 $143,231 16.90% fundraisin g
2009 Vietnow National Headquarters $321,379 $269,959 $51,420 16.00% telemarketing
2010 Firefighters Charitable Foundation $322,886 $271,289 $51,597 15.98% fundraising
2010 Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation $7,641 $6,812 $829 10.85% fundraiser
2010 Association for Firefighters and Paramedics $227,612 $204,225 $23,387 10.30% fundraising
2010 National Police Defense Foundation $795,289 $667,662 $127,627 16.00% fundraising
2011 Association for Firefighters and Paramedics $164,019 $145,977 $18,042 11.00% fundraising
2011 Firefighters Burn Fund $102,108 $86,825 $15,283 15.00% telemarketing
2011 Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation $27,017 $24,076 $2,941 10.90% prof f/r
TOTALS $3,467,889 $2,943,199 $524,690 15%

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.