Not 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.

AdoptaPlatoon Soldier Support Effort

Not Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that the AdoptaPlatoon Soldier Support Effort spent 68.72 percent of its $6.8 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent overhead spending. AdoptaPlatoon Soldier Support Effort used joint cost accounting for 51 percent of its budget. While legal,… Read More

Air Force Aid Society

Not Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, the net assets of the Air Force Aid Society equal 17.2 times its budget of $12.2 million. This may be an indication that the group is spending too little of its donations on programs. We recommend net assets exceed no more than 3 years… Read More

Air Warrior Courage Foundation (d.b.a. Wounded Warrior Emergency Support)

Not Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Air Warrior Courage Foundation (doing business as Wounded Warrior Emergency Support) has net assets equal to 7.4 times its annual budget of about $630,000. This may be an indication that the group is spending too little of its donations on programs. Read More

AMVETS National HQ

Not Recommended

According to its 2019 tax filings, AMVETS National HQ used joint cost accounting for 6.1 percent of its $4.4 million budget. While legal, this accounting method can disguise overhead costs as program spending. We recommend that no more than 5 percent of a budget be allocated to joint cost accounting. Read More