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About Charitable Giving

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Updated June 30, 2011

People give millions of dollars in donations to charitable organizations supporting the disabled each year. Many people never check to see how an organization spends the money it receives. Would you continue to give money to an organization that spends more money on salaries than it does supporting a particular cause?

The following are "watch dog" organizations that provide information on organizations that accept charitable donations:

  • American Institute of Philanthropy
  • P.O. Box 578460
  • Chicago, IL 60657
  • (773) 529-2300
  • www.charitywatch.org

  • Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance
  • 4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 800
  • Arlington, VA 22203
  • (703) 276-0100
  • www.bbb.org/charity

  • Charity Navigator
  • 1200 MacArthur Boulevard
  • Mahwah, NJ 07430
  • (201) 818-1288
  • www.charitynavigator.org

  • GuideStar
  • 4801 Courthouse Street, Suite 220
  • Williamsburg, VA 23188
  • (757) 229-4631
  • www.guidestar.org

  • Military Relief Societies
  • www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil

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