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
Florida 1 Fine/penalties $500

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
2010 Defeat Diabetes Foundation $98,868 $84,038 $14,830 15.00% telemarketing
2010 International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO $836,805 $753,124 $83,681 10.00% phone solicitations
2011 Kids Wish Network $611,919 $544,416 $67,503 11.00% advocacy, fundraising and recruitment
2011 International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO $1,378,587 $1,243,001 $135,586 9.80% phone solicitations
2011 Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation $326,756 $294,319 $32,437 9.90% prof f/r
2011 Defeat Diabetes Foundation $482,057 $409,717 $72,340 15.00% telemarketing
TOTALS $3,734,992 $3,328,615 $406,377 10%

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.