America's worst charities

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

The solicitorsNon-Profit Services


Known state disciplinary actions

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States bringing actions Number of known actions Outcomes Total fines
Ohio 1 Ban 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 Vietnow National Headquarters $341,702 $287,030 $54,672 16.00% telemarketing
2008 Firefighters Assistance Fund $261,281 $209,077 $52,204 20.00% soliciting
2008 Disabled Police Officers of America Inc. $121,860 $100,291 $21,569 17.70% fundraising
2009 Vietnow National Headquarters $334,797 $281,229 $53,568 16.00% telemarketing
2009 Firefighters Assistance Fund $280,112 $224,338 $55,774 19.91%
2009 Disabled Police Officers of America Inc. $86,037 $78,459 $7,578 8.81% fundraising for disabled police of
2010 Firefighters Assistance Fund $227,706 $182,165 $45,541 20.00%
2010 Disabled Police Officers of America Inc. $89,579 $78,915 $10,664 11.90% fundraising
2011 Disabled Police Officers of America Inc. $74,053 $67,331 $6,722 9.10% fundraising
TOTALS $1,817,127 $1,508,835 $308,292 16%

Last updated 12/09/2014 © 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.