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.
Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that America’s Vetdogs spent 77.2 percent of its $6.7 million budget on programs and 22.8 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues with America’s Vetdogs… Read More
AMVETS National HQ
Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that AMVETS National HQ spent 100% percent of its $3.6 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent overhead spending. We do not recommend giving to the AMVETS National HQ. See our lists of Highly Recommended Charities… Read More
AMVETS National Service Foundation
Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate AMVETS National Service Foundation used joint cost accounting for 7.6 percent of its $16.3 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
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