Saturday, December 15, 2007

Make Sure You Know the Charity

The ARRA news Service reports that some so called veterans charities do not give the donated money to the rightful veterans that deserve it. The blog post has the ratings from "American Institute of Philanthropy, a leading charity watchdog," via The Washington Post. Here are the ratings;

Air Force Aid Society (A+)
American Ex-Prisoners of War Service Foundation (F)
American Veterans Coalition (F)
American Veterans Relief Foundation (F)
AMVETS National Service Foundation (F)
Armed Services YMCA of the USA (A-)
Army Emergency Relief (A+)

Blinded Veterans Association (D)
Disabled American Veterans (D)
Disabled Veterans Association (F)

Fisher House Foundation (A+)
Freedom Alliance (F)
Help Hospitalized Veterans/Coalition to Salute America's Heroes (F)
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (A+)
Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation (F)
National Military Family Association (A)
National Veterans Services Fund (F)
National Vietnam Veterans Committee (D)
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (A+)
NCOA National Defense Foundation (F)
Paralyzed Veterans of America (F)
Soldiers' Angels (D)

United Spinal Association's Wounded Warrior Project (D)
USO (United Service Organization) (C+)
Veterans of Foreign Wars and foundation (C-)
Veterans of the Vietnam War & the Veterans Coalition (D)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (D)

VietNow National Headquarters (F)
World War II Veterans Committee (D)

Click here to read the commentary from ARRA.

1 comment:

SR said...

Thanks for posting this. We checked it out at ARRA news service also and cannot believe the financial abuses that are occuring in these charities. In fact, we do give to a few of these charities and unfortunately they all scored a D or an F. We used to list to find new charities to give to who scored A's.