Pictures and videos of injured military warriors are often used by charities to raise money. Yet much of this donated money is stolen or wasted.
In 2021, over $960 million dollars were donated to lower-rated veteran charities–nearly triple what is given to well-rated veterans groups.
How does this happen? Simply put, people don’t know the facts. They are emotionally touched by TV commercials and slick mailers. That huge sum of poorly targeted donations would make a far greater impact on the livelihoods of veterans if spent on well-run veteran nonprofits. Consider, what’s the difference between Wounded Warriors Family Support and the Wounded Warrior Project? According to the latest financial data, Wounded Warriors Family Support has a $39 million dollar budget and spends only 12% on overhead costs. The Wounded Warrior Project has a $276 million dollar budget and spends nearly $100 million on overhead. Imagine what that money could do to help veterans if that money were redirected to Wounded Warriors Family Support.
The RAM Veterans Foundation can make a huge difference simply by educating those who collectively are donating millions every year in support of our military men and women.
Read more about our ratings here. Read below for some examples of problem veterans charities.