America's worst charities

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

The solicitorsPreferred Community Services


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 American Breast Cancer Foundation $208,127 $165,039 $43,088 20.70% telemarketing
2008 Heart Support of America $25,832 $19,972 $5,860 22.70% telemarketing
2009 American Breast Cancer Foundation $185,991 $141,212 $44,779 24.08% telemarketing service
2009 Survivors and Victims Empowered $30,979 $25,053 $5,926 19.13% telemarketing
2009 Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth $7,100 $5,811 $1,289 18.20% fundraising & call to action
2009 Heart Support of America $15,222 $12,938 $2,284 15.00% telemarketing
2010 Defeat Diabetes Foundation $75,283 $60,410 $14,873 19.80% telemarketing
2010 Children's Cancer Fund of America $90,917 $79,281 $11,636 12.80% telemarketing
2010 American Breast Cancer Foundation $233,564 $188,692 $44,872 19.20% telemarketing
2010 Survivors and Victims Empowered $21,627 $19,353 $2,274 10.50% telemarketing
2010 Committee For Missing Children $16,210 $14,003 $2,207 13.60% telephone solicitation
2011 American Breast Cancer Foundation $28,530 $22,668 $5,862 20.50% telemarketing
2011 Defeat Diabetes Foundation $56,436 $44,919 $11,517 20.40% telemarketing
TOTALS $995,818 $799,351 $196,467 19%

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.