The Washington Examiner recently posted an excellent article highlighting CharitiesForVets —a project designed to identify the best charities for America’s veterans.
CharitiesForVets was founded by philanthropist Rebekah Mercer, public-relations executive Rick Berman, and financial consultant Jim Bruyette with the goal of rooting out dishonest veteran charities that keep the majority of your donations.
CharitiesForVets researches veteran charities by examining tax documents to ensure that the money donated actually makes its way to our heroes who need it.
From The Washington Examiner:
CharitiesForVets analyzes public tax documents filed by all charities to see if they meet the threshold of using 75% of their donations for actual veterans services. Those who succeed are adjudged “recommended,” and those spending at least 85% of their budgets on real programs are “highly recommended.”
The site also provides unscored information on the charities’ “insider relationships,” “offshore investments,” and “scandals” that donors may want to know.
Of 99 veterans charities analyzed, only 50 of them met at least the 75% threshold. The efficiency champion, H.E.R.O.E.S. Care, admirably used an astonishing 99.3% of its receipts for actual services such as emergency financial aid, job assistance, and mental healthcare.
Encouragingly, sometimes celebrity involvement matches its glitter with true gold. The Gary Sinise Foundation, for example, led by the actor so well known for playing Lt. Dan in the movie Forrest Gump,earned a “Highly Recommended” rating.
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Here’s the ‘good housekeeping’ seal for veterans aid groups https://t.co/2kNOsN1ICU
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 15, 2023