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.

Freedom Service Dogs of America

Not Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, Freedom Service Dogs of America used joint cost accounting for 5.01 percent of its $4.1 million budget. While legal, this accounting method is often used to disguise overhead costs as program spending. We recommend that no more than 5 percent of a budget be… Read More

Gary Sinise Foundation

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate the Gary Sinise Foundation spent 88 percent of its $39 million budget on programs and about 12 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

Give an Hour

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Give an Hour spent 89 percent of its $2.3 million budget on programs and about 11 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

Help Heal Veterans / Help Hospitalized Veterans

Not Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that Help Heal Veterans / Help Hospitalized Veterans spent 61.7 percent of its $13.2 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent overhead spending. Help Heal Veterans / Help Hospitalized Veterans used joint cost accounting for 13 percent… Read More