20 MOST Efficient CHARITIES and the 20 WORST Efficient

In this day where there is a crunch on the $Almighty buck$; it is nice to know what the charity of your choice, is doing with YOUR Hard earned dollars $$.

Are they using it to the BEST of their ability and getting the most bangs for YOUR buck?

 

Below is a list of the top 20 MOST EFFICIENT charities listed at the Forbes website.

 http://www.forbes.com/lists/2009/14/charity-09_The-200-Largest-U.S.-Charities_CharComm.html

 

Look up your charity by clicking on the link to the Forbes site above and see where your charity is before you donate.  You might be surprised, as I was.  I will still give to our VET’S as I believe THEY deserve it, but I hope to see them rank higher in the future!

 

  Forbes Top 20 Efficient Charities

  

Name

Private Support

Total Revenue ($mil)

Fundraising Efficiency (%) 1

Charitable Commitment (%)2

Donor Dependency (%)3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Brother’s Brother Foundation

1,084

1,085

100

100

100

2. Heart to Heart International

100

101

100

100

107

3. Operation Compassion

260

235

100

100

111

4. Gifts in Kind International

474

479

100

100

98

5. Children’s Network International

80

80

100

100

99

6.  AmeriCares Foundation

1,011

1,011

99

99

105

7. IMA World Health

121

140

100

99

96

8. Children’s Hunger Fund

127

127

100

99

100

9. Christian Ai Aid Ministries

184

184

100

99

73

10. MAP International

380

388

99

99

123

11. Operation Blessing International Relief

406

407

100

99

100

12. Charities Aid Foundation America

57

60

99

99

89

13. Kids in Distressed Situations

63

64

100

99

100

14. Matt. 25: Ministries

82

83

100

99

103

15. Cross International

84

84

99

99

100

16. Kingsway Charities

97

99

100

99

108

17. Food for the Poor

1,487

1,514

98

98

100

18. National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources

134

147

99

98

100

19. Direct Relief International

165

165

99

98

105

20. Mayo Clinic

200

6,545

82

98

438

 

  

Here Are 20 of the Least Efficient Charities

 

Name

Private Support

Total Revenue ($mil)

Fundraising Efficiency (%) 1

Charitable Commitment (%)2

Donor Dependency (%)3

1. Humane  Society of the United States

111

82

75

74

132

2. Educational Broadcasting Corp (WNET)

112

179

78

74

90

3. JA Worldwide

143

167

85

74

101

4. American Diabetes Association

177

222

72

74

104

5. Special Olympics

187

207

76

74

116

6. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

257

260

83

74

100

7. Brookings Institution

65

67

96

74

124

8. United Service Organizations

73

75

81

74

120

9. American Cancer Society

1,008

1,078

79

73

100

10. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

148

1,570

88

73

-142

11. Children’s National Medical Center

64

718

87

73

-4

12. Texas Children’s Hospital

54

1,016

89

72

-409

13. Minnesota Public Radio

55

80

83

72

94

14. St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

657

694

82

71

82

15. Covenant House

122

210

73

68

55

16. Children’s Hospital Association

56

542

90

67

8

17. Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US

58

75

60

67

120

18. Operation Smile

55

55

72

66

102

19. Paralyzed Veterans of America

101

94

68

63

113

20. Northern California Public Broadcasting

54

56

73

63

111

 

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