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10 Charities Overpaying their For-Profit Fundraisers


These 10 charities spend more than 50% of their budgets paying for-profit fundraising professionals to solicit your hard-earned money. They are ranked by the percentage of their total functional expenses spent on professional fundraising fees. As a result, very little of the charity's spending is directed towards its programs and services.

Rank Charity Program Expenses Professional Fundraising Fees
1 Cancer Survivors' Fund 8.5% 88.1%
2 The Committee for Missing Children 7.0% 84.4%
3 Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation 15.9% 80.1%
4 Childhood Leukemia Foundation 16.2% 79.5%
5 Firefighters Charitable Foundation 9.3% 77.6%
6 Purple Heart Foundation 18.1% 62.8%
7 Kids Wish Network 15.4% 56.6%
8 HonorBound Foundation 17.7% 54.2%
9 Veterans Support Foundation 25.1% 43.4%
10 Find the Children 29.6% 39.2%

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