Charities

We have created a rating system that, in our opinion, pulls out the most relevant information for each charity. Based on that data, we offer our opinion about donating.

AMVETS National HQ

Not Recommended

According to its 2019 tax filings, AMVETS National HQ used joint cost accounting for 6.1 percent of its $4.4 million budget. While legal, this accounting method can disguise overhead costs as program spending. We recommend that no more than 5 percent of a budget be allocated to joint cost accounting. Read More

AMVETS National Service Foundation

Not Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate AMVETS National Service Foundation used joint cost accounting for 10.2 percent of its $18.6 million budget. While legal, this accounting method can be used to disguise overhead costs as program spending. We recommend that no more than 5 percent of a budget… Read More

Army Emergency Relief

Not Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, the net assets of Army Emergency Relief equal 12 times its $28.5 million budget. This may be an indication that the group is spending too little of its donations on programs. We recommend net assets exceed no more than 3 years of the group’s… Read More

Blinded Veterans Association

Not Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that the Blinded Veterans Association spent 50 percent of its $2.2 million budget on programs. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent overhead spending. Additionally, we calculate that the organization has net assets equal to 5 years of its budget. This… Read More