What Are Some Reliable Veterans Organizations?


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Among reliable veterans organizations, Fisher House has received top marks from both CharityWatch and Charity Navigator. Other top scorers include the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, the National Military Family Foundation, the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

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Fisher House is an organization devoted to supplying needy veterans with housing. It also provides additional benefits such as scholarship opportunities and free travel accommodations for vets and their families. According to CharityWatch, Fisher House devotes 92 percent of all money taken in to program costs, not overhead. Charity Navigator has given Fisher House a 89.47-percent financial rating, a 100-percent rating for program transparency and a 92.55-percent rating overall.

The two other organizations given A-Plus ratings by CharityWatch are the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The former is dedicated to helping critically ill and post-9/11 injured veterans. It has an overall ranking of 93 percent, with 93 percent of funds going to program costs and only $4 spent on overhead per $100 donated. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund also attends to wounded veterans, with an eye toward facilitating civilian life after service. The organization earned a 92-percent overall rating, with 92 percent of funds spent on program costs, and $6 given to overhead per $100 received.

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