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10 Charities Overpaying their For-Profit Fundraisers


These 10 charities spend 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 Cancer Survivors' Fund 8.3% 88.6%
2 California Police Youth Charities 17.6% 77.8%
3 Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation 18.1% 76.5%
4 Law Enforcement Education Program 5.8% 75.1%
5 HonorBound Foundation 26.3% 66.4%
6 Kids Wish Network 19.7% 61.0%
7 California Police Activities League 32.2% 56.6%
8 Find the Children 27.6% 52.6%
9 Veterans Support Foundation 17.8% 51.6%
10 National Association of Chiefs of Police 38.9% 46.1%

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