How Is a Veterans Charity Ranked?


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Organizations such as Charity Watch, Charity Navigator, and the American Institute of Philanthropy rank charities, including veterans charities, by analyzing the percentage of donations used to support a charity's programs as opposed to administrative or fundraising costs. Top-rated charities spend at least 75 percent of donations on programs.

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How Is a Veterans Charity Ranked?
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Charity Watch's top-ranked veterans charities include the Fisher House Foundation, the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, all of which received A+ scores from Charity Watch. The American Institute of Philanthropy gives its highest rankings to Air Force Aid Society, Army Emergency Relief and the Navy-Marine Corp Relief Society as well as some of the charities praised by Charity Watch.

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