Best and Worst Charities
Top 5 ContributorsHere are five nonprofit organizations collecting money for veterans and veteran-related projects in Florida that spent the largest percentage of their annual expenses on program services for veterans or their dependents.
Editor’s note:In 2011, TCPalm.com published an extensive investigation into the activities of nonprofits claiming to be helping veterans in Florida. The investigation found that many nonprofits spend a small percentage of the money they bring in to help veterans. Allied Veterans of the World was among the groups the investigation reported on. Here is TCPalm.com’s 2011 investigation. Please note this data has not been updated since 2011.
About this packageActing on tips from readers, longtime Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers reporter Joe Crankshaw began a five-month investigation into how much money nonprofits that claim to help veterans actually give to needy veterans. Crankshaw combed through state records and Internal Revenue Service data to show that many groups collecting money for veterans causes are spending high amounts on fundraising and other expenses. In some cases, very little money donated is actually reaching veterans.
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LIVE ONLINE CHATView the transcript of the live chat from Feb. 25. Reporter Joe Crankshaw discussed the Veterans Charities project and answered questions from readers. Check back for future chat times and dates. Click Here