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.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Not Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation spent 33.8 percent of its $14.8 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent overhead spending. The net assets of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation equal 7.9 times its annual budget. This… Read More

Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans

Not Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans spent 32 percent of its $1.7 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent overhead spending. We do not recommend giving to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. See our lists… Read More

Military Missions in Action

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that Military Missions in Action spent 92 percent of its $1.9 million budget on programs and about 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… Read More

Mutts with a Mission

Not Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that Mutts with a Mission spent 94 percent of its $3.5 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent overhead spending. Mutts with a Mission also used joint cost accounting for 67 percent of its budget. While legal,… Read More