Ratings for charities can be found by contacting charity watchdog groups like Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, or the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. These agencies provide ratings online or in print when requested. More » Business & Finance

Charity ratings are available from Charity Navigator and CharityWatch. Charity Navigator is a non-profit organization that helps donors find reputable charities using a rating system. This group assesses more than 8,000 ... More » Business & Finance

Charities are rated on the percentage of overall budget spent on direct services compared with the percentage spent on operational costs and on the cost of raising funds as a percentage of total funds raised. Rating crit... More » Business & Finance
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