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.

Blue Star Families

Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that Blue Star Families spent 82 percent of its $5.9 million budget on programs and about 18 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… Read More

Bob Woodruff Family Foundation

Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation spent 81 percent of its $12.5 million budget on programs and about 19 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any issues… Read More

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation spent 87 percent of its $9 million budget on programs and about 13 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect any… Read More

Circle of Friends for American Veterans

Not Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that the Circle of Friends for American Veterans spent 99 percent of its approximately $340,000 budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent overhead spending. We do not recommend giving to the Circle of Friends for American Veterans. See… Read More