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Program Expense

"This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver. Dividing a charity's average program expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years". 

-Charity Navigator

Transparency

"Characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices".

- Merrian Webster

Charity Navigator

"We use Charity Navigator for a lot of our data. We love their site and this is part of their mission statement: "Specifically, Charity Navigator's rating system examines two broad areas of a charity's performance; their Financial Health and their Accountability & Transparency. Our ratings show givers how efficiently we believe a charity will use their support today, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time and their level of commitment to good governance, best practices and openness with information."

-Charity Navigator

Title
Program Expense
Transperancy
Logo
AIDS United
93.1%
97%
ActionAid USA
82.6%
100%
Aid for AIDS
95.6%
85%
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
87.6%
100%
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response
100%
94.3%
Alley Cat Allies
86.5%
96%
American Ballet Theatre
88.5%
92%
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
87.8%
96%
American Heart Association
80.2%
96%
American Indian Services
90.2%
89%
American Kidney Fund
97.6%
90%
American Red Cross
89.4%
100%
American Refugee Committee
90.1%
100%
American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa
92%
93%
Americares
98.7%
97%
Animals' Angels
83.9%
85%
Asha for Education
96.3%
100%
Association for India’s Development
94.7%
100%
BlinkNow Foundation
82.8%
100%
Blue Star Families
82.1%
93%
Books for Africa
99.1%
100%
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
88.1%
100%
Challenge Aspen
85.2%
100%
Children of the Nations
86.2%
100%
City Harvest
93.4%
97%
City of Hope
81.0%
90%
Colorado Center on Law and Policy
77.4%
93%
Coral Reef Alliance
75.5%
100%
DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust
94.7%
100%
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
87.3%
93%
Daystar Life Center
95.2%
100%
Direct Relief
99.4%
100%
Doctors Without Borders, USA
89.2%
93%
Dress for Success
90.2%
100%
EcoHealth Alliance
89.7%
100%
Equality Now
77.5%
89%
Familial Dysautonomia Foundation
88.2%
100.00
Families Forward
89.0%
100%
Family House
85.8%
96%
Feeding America
98.6%
97%
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
79.2%
100%
Forgotten Harvest
95.6%
100%
Friends of the Earth
8.7%
93%
GLSEN
77.1%
90%
Giving Children Hope
98.5%
96%
Global Giving
96.8%
100%
Globus Relief
98.9%
100%
Good 360
98.9%
100%
Haitian Health Foundation
92.1%
100%
HealthWell Foundation
98.3%
96%
Hearing Health Foundation
90.3%
100%
Heart to Heart International
98.9%
100%
Hope For The Warriors
83.1%
100%
Hope for Haiti's Children
87.3%
100%
Hunger Free America
84.7%
100.00
Institute for Justice
80.7%
97%
International Medical Corps
86.8%
97%
International Psoriasis Council
82.5%
77%
Kostopulos Dream Foundation
93.6%
93.6%
LGBTQ Victory Fund
84.6%
92%
Les Turner ALS Foundation
84.3%
100%
Leukemia Research Foundation
79.5%
100%
Livestrong Foundation
83.2%
100%
Lung Cancer Research Foundation
81.4%
100%
Make A Wish
80.3%
100%
March of Dimes
75.5%
97%
Meds & Food for Kids
93%
100%
Mercy Corps
83.7%
97%
National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
86.5%
100%
National Stroke Association
76.3%
93%
Natural Resources Defense Council
83.4%
96%
Navy Seal Foundation
91.4%
100%
NetHope
80.9%
89%
Patient Advocate Foundation
97.2%
96%
Restavek Freedom
89.5%
100%
Save the Children
87.3%
89%
Sewa International, Inc
86.7%
100%
Sheffield Place
86.0%
100%
ShelterBox USA
83.7%
100%
Smithsonian Institution
76.5%
97%
Taking Control of Your Diabetes
88.2%
89%
The Carter Center
94%
97%
The Elaine Clark Center
86.5%
78%
The National Alliance on Mental Illness
79.9%
100%
The National MS society
76.6%
100%
The PRASAD Project
88.6%
100%
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
90.5%
100%
Transgender Law Center
80.5%
74%
Trevor Project
80.8
100%
Unicef USA
89.2%
97%
WildAid
91.1%
100%
YWCA USA
88.1%
96%

501(c)3 Organizations

"Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, more commonly known as the tax code, defines organizations that are exempt from taxes because they operate in the public interest. Another name for a 501(c)(3) organization is a charitable organization. Simply providing charitable services, however, is not enough to qualify as a 501(c)(3) organization. You must meet all operational, legal and reporting requirements of the tax code in order to receive tax-exempt status".

-Chron

IRS Form 990

"Most tax-exempt organizations must annually file IRS Form 990, an informational tax form.

 

IRS Form 990 is an informational tax form that most tax-exempt organizations must file annually. In a nutshell, the form gives the IRS an overview of the organization's activities, governance and detailed financial information.

Form 990 also includes a section for the organization to outline its accomplishments in the previous year to justify maintaining its tax-exempt status. In collecting this information, the IRS wants to ensure that organizations continue to qualify for tax exemption after the status is granted".

- Turbo Tax

In-Kind Contributions

"A donation of goods or services rather than cash or appreciated property".

-The Foundation for Enhancing Communities