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10 Charities Overpaying their For-Profit Fundraisers


These 10 charities are not living up to their missions. Each spends more than 50% of its budget paying for-profit fundraising professionals to solicit your hard-earned money. They are ranked by the percentage of their total functional expenses spent on professional fundraising fees. As a result, very little of the charity's spending is directed towards its programs and services.

Rank Charity Program Expenses Professional Fundraising Fees
1 Disabled Police Officers of America 6.9% 90.6%
2 Cancer Survivors' Fund 8.5% 88.3%
3 Firefighters Charitable Foundation 6.9% 87.4%
4 Wishing Well Foundation USA 4.7% 84.5%
5 Children's Charity Fund, Inc. 4.7% 79.4%
6 California Police Youth Charities 16.0% 79.3%
7 Readers Are Leaders Foundation 0.3% 58.0%
8 Find the Children 32.4% 57.7%
9 New England Paralyzed Veterans of America 36.5% 56.3%
10 Children's Leukemia Research Association 44.5% 52.2%

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