HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 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.

Air Force Enlisted Village

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Air Force Enlisted Village spent 90 percent of its $11.2 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… Read More

Black Veterans for Social Justice

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that Black Veterans for Social Justice spent 96 percent of its $34.9 million budget on programs and about 4 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

Blue Star Families

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Blue Star Families spent 86.3 percent of its $7.7 million budget on programs and about 13.7 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. Insider transaction. In its 2020 tax filing… Read More

Building Homes for Heroes

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that the Building Homes for Heroes spent 93.7 percent of its $10.1 million budget on programs and about 6.3 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

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

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

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

H.E.R.O.E.S. Care

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that H.E.R.O.E.S. Care spent 99.3 percent of its $24.3 million budget on programs and about 0.7 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 H.E.R.O.E.S. Read More

Hire Heroes USA

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that Hire Heroes USA spent 88 percent of its $10.7 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

Homes for Our Troops

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Homes for Our Troops spent 87 percent of its $30.3 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 issues… Read More

Hope for the Warriors

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate Hope for the Troops spent 86 percent of its $6 million budget on programs and about 14 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

Maine Veterans Home

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Maine Veterans Foundation spent 90.1 percent of its $126.3 million budget on programs and about 9.9 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

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

National Military Family Association

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate the National Military Family Association spent 85 percent of its $5.2 million budget on programs and about 15 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

Next Step Service Dogs

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that Next Step Service Dogs spent 90 percent of its $480,000 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

Operation First Response

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Operation First Response spent 95 percent of its $749,000 budget on programs and about 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 Operation… Read More

Operation Gratitude

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that Operation Gratitude spent 95 percent of its $14.9 million budget on programs and about 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 Operation… Read More

Operation Homefront

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate Operation Homefront spent 76 percent of its $6.2 million budget on programs and 24 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 Operation Homefront when… Read More

Operation Support Our Troops – America

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that Operation Support Our Troops – America spent 87 percent of its $1.8 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… Read More

Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research spent 85.6 percent of its $29.5 million budget on programs and about 14.4 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect… Read More

Semper Fi & Americas Fund

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Semper Fi & Americas Fund spent 90.4 percent of its $39.7 million budget on programs and about 9.6 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

Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization spent 85.2 percent of its $27.1 million budget on programs and about 14.8 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect… Read More

Thanks USA

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that Thanks USA spent 87 percent of its $1.3 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 issues with Thanks… Read More

The Center for Veterans Issues, Inc.

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that The Center for Veterans Issues, Inc. spent 88.9 percent of its $9 million budget on programs and about 11.1 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect… Read More

Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that the Tunnel to Towers Foundation spent 94 percent of its $34.6 million budget on programs and about 6 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. Insider transaction. In its 2019… Read More

United Through Reading

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that United Through Reading spent 86.5 percent of its $2.5 million budget on programs and 13.5 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 United… Read More

United Veterans Beacon House Inc.

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2021 tax return, we calculate that United Veterans Beacon House Inc. spent 90.6 percent of its $7.3 million budget on programs and about 9.4 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

Veteran Tickets Foundation / Vet Tix

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Veteran Tickets Foundation spent 95.5 percent of its $29.1 million budget on programs and 4.5 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 Veteran… Read More

Veterans Care Centers of Oregon

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Veterans Care Centers of Oregon spent 86.1 percent of its $38 million budget on programs and about 13.9 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

Veterans Inc

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Veterans Inc spent 94.2 percent of its $12.6 million budget on programs and about 5.8 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 Veterans… Read More

Veterans Leadership Program

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Veterans Leadership Program spent 88 percent of its $5.6 million budget on programs and 22 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 Veterans… Read More

Veterans Multi-Service Center

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Veterans Multi-Service Center spent 92 percent of its $12.5 million budget on programs and 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 Veterans… Read More

Warrior Canine Connection

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Warrior Canine Connection spent 85 percent of its $3 million budget on programs and about 15 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

Wounded Warriors Family Support

Highly Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that Wounded Warriors Family Support Foundation spent 88 percent of its $3.8 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. Insider transaction. The daughter of… Read More