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Veteran Charities: The Good and the Bad

Where is your veterans charity money going?

CharityWatch.org keeps an eye on the best and worst veterans charities you can donate to on behalf of the brave men and women who have worn our nation’s uniform. The organization grades each charity on an A-F scale:

Top choices among veterans charities

    Bob Woodruff Family Foundation (A)
    Fisher House Foundation (A+)
    Gary Sinise Foundation (A)
    Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (A)
    Homes for Our Troops (A)
    Hope For The Warriors (A-)
    Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (A-)
    National Military Family Association (A)
    Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (A)
    Operation Homefront (A-)
    Semper Fi Fund (A+)
    Team Rubicon (A-)
    Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (A)
    Wounded Warriors Family Support (A)

Avoid these veterans charities

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is out with a new list of bogus charities. In some cases, the FTC says the following charities pocketed 95% of donations intended for veterans:

    American Disabled Veterans Foundation
    Foundation for American Veterans, Inc.
    Healing Heroes Network
    Help the Vets, Inc.
    Healing American Heroes, Inc.
    Military Families of America
    National Vietnam Veterans Foundation
    Veterans Fighting Breast Cancer
    VietNow National Headquarters, Inc.

Meanwhile, CharityWatch.org singled out four other veterans charities after they received failing marks in its charity rankings:

    AMVETS National Service Foundation (F)
    Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation (F)
    Paralyzed Veterans of America (F)
    Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (F)
 

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