Organizations like Charity Navigator and Charity Watch provide ratings for charities largely based on spending efficiency. Ratings organizations often develop their own ratings systems, although they tend to have a numbe... More » Business & Finance

Factors to consider when rating a charity include its overall financial health, the percentage of budget it spends on services versus overhead, and the cost of fundraising as a percentage of total funds raised. Governanc... More » Business & Finance

Forbes' ratings of charities for 2014 puts United Way in first place, followed by the Salvation Army, and Feeding America. These charities are ranked by total amount of private support. More » Business & Finance
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