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It’s clear that Americans love, respect, and honor our troops. Thousands of civilian donate a part of their income and time  to charities that are dedicated to serving the brave individuals who sacrifice to keep us safe. In fact, people donate more than $2.5 billion annually to the over 40,000 American charities with military related missions. Many of these charities are financially responsible, accountable and transparent, and do phenomenal work. Some charities, however, are not as financially responsible, accountable and transparent, and may not be helping our troops and veterans as effectively.

We’ve curated this list to help identify highly rated charities that have demonstrated financial responsibility as shown on their public filings. These organizations provide various services from lifting troops’ morale to financial assistance for food, rent, utilities, and medical expenses. 

Wounded Troops Services charities address the unique difficulties those injured in combat face.
Military Social Services charities provide programs addressing the needs of both active service members and veterans.
Military Family Support charities assist military personnel and their families through financial support, scholarships, housing, and more.

H.E.R.O.E.S. Care
three stars

Homes for Our Troops
four stars

Liberty USO
three stars

Our Military Kids
four stars

Project Sanctuary
four stars

Snowball Express
four stars

Thanks USA
three stars

The Greater Jacksonville Area USO
four stars

The Shade Tree
four stars

We caution you to look carefully before supporting one of these charities as they are not highly rated by our rating system, which measures a charity's financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. In particular, before donating, we urge you to read any CN Advisory for an organization. We issue a CN Advisory for an organization when we become aware of improper conduct or operations that may affect a donor's decision to make a contribution to the organization.

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