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.

America’s Vetdogs

Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that America’s Vetdogs spent 77.2 percent of its $8.6 million budget on programs and about  22.8 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 America’s… Read More

Bob Woodruff Family Foundation

Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation spent 81 percent of its $12.5 million budget on programs and about 19 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

Cohen Veterans Bioscience

Recommended

Based on its 2021 tax return, we calculate that Cohen Veterans Bioscience spent 84.7 percent of its $16.2 million budget on programs and about 15.3 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

HVAF of Indiana, Inc.

Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that HVAF of Indiana, Inc. spent 77.9 percent of its $7.9 million budget on programs and about 22.1 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

Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans Inc

Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans Inc spent 79.9 percent of its $2.5 million budget on programs and about 20.1 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect… Read More

Military Women’s Memorial / Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation

Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Military Women’s Memorial spent 81.2 percent of its $5.7 million budget on programs and 18.8 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 Military… Read More

National Veterans Foundation

Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that the National Veterans Foundation spent 81 percent of its $620,000 budget on programs and about 19 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

National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc.

Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc. spent 75.6 percent of its $6.5 million budget on programs and about 24.4 percent on overhead. This meets our recommendation that a charity spend 75 percent of its budget on programs. We did not detect… Read More

Native American Veterans Assistance

Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Native American Veterans Assistance spent 78.2 percent of its $6.5 million budget on programs and about 21.8  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

New Directions for Veterans

Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that New Directions for Veterans spent 77 percent of its $7.2 million budget on programs and about 23 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

Npower Inc

Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate Npower Inc spent 77.9 percent of its $24.9 million budget on programs and about 22.1 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 Npower Inc… Read More

Pat Tillman Foundation

Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that Pat Tillman Foundation spent 78 percent of its $3.5 million budget on programs and about 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… Read More

Project Sanctuary

Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Project Sanctuary spent 83 percent of its $2.1 million budget on programs and about 17 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 Project… Read More

TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors)

Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate TAPS spent 83.7 percent of its $10.1 million budget on programs and 16.3 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 TAPS when screening the… Read More

Team Red, White, and Blue

Recommended

Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate Team Red, White, and Blue 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… Read More

Travis Manion Foundation

Recommended

Based on its 2021 tax return, we calculate that Travis Manion Foundation spent 81.5 percent of its $9.1 million budget on programs and about 18.5 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… Read More

Troops Direct

Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that Troops Direct spent 76.7 percent of its $4.2 million budget on programs and 23.3 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 Troops Direct… Read More

United States Veterans Initiative

Recommended

Based on its 2021 tax return, we calculate that United States Veterans Initiative spent 84.9 percent of its $75 million budget on programs and about  15.1 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

USA Cares

Recommended

Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate that USA Cares spent 82 percent of its $1.5 million budget on programs and about 18 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 USA… Read More