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.

Fisher House Foundation

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate the Fisher House Foundation spent 95 percent of its $64.6 million budget on programs and 5 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 the… Read More

Folds of Honor Foundation

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate Folds of Honor Foundation spent 90 percent of its $24.5 million budget on programs and about 10 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

For the Troops

Not Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that For the Troops spent 64 percent of its $3.2 million budget on programs. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent overhead spending. For this reason, we do not recommend giving to the For the Troops. See our lists of… Read More

Freedom Alliance

Not Recommended

Based on its 2018 tax return, we calculate that the Freedom Alliance spent 33 percent of its $7.7 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent overhead spending. The Freedom Alliance used joint cost accounting for 17.4 percent of its budget. While legal, this accounting method… Read More