America's worst charities

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

The solicitorsMerit Fundraising


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 Disabled Police Officers of America Inc. $21,792 $13,053 $8,739 40.10% fundraising
2008 Committee For Missing Children $36,436 $90,910 $-54,474 0.00% telephone solicitation
2009 Committee For Missing Children $21,009 $19,462 $1,547 7.36% telephone solicitation
2009 Association for Firefighters and Paramedics $96,754 $87,079 $9,675 10.00% fundraising
2009 Disabled Police Officers of America Inc. $125,805 $113,991 $11,814 9.39% fundraising for disabled police of
2010 Disabled Police Officers of America Inc. $2,163 $3,678 $-1,515 0.00% fundraising
2011 Disabled Police Officers of America Inc. $150 $5,641 $-5,491 0.00%
TOTALS $304,109 $333,814 $-29,705 -9%

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.