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Charities Review: 25 Top Charities, Part II of II

Rounding out our two-part series on charities evaluation, this week we bring you the opposite of last week’s  report on the top 25 worst charities with the top 25 Best Charities in terms of Return on Donation (ROD), i.e. how much of your donation actually goes to the intended purpose/person rather than the costs of solicitation.

The below list was prepared (and reprinted with permission) from Forbes:

Values calculated November 2013

Rank Name Private Support ($mil) Total Revenue ($mil) Fundraising Efficiency (%)  
1

United Way

3,926 4,260 91
2

Salvation Army

1,885 4,078 89
3

Task Force for Global Health

1,660 1,664 100
4

Feeding America

1,511 1,554 98
5

Catholic Charities USA

1,447 4,393 95
6

Goodwill Industries International

949 4,895 97
7

Food for the Poor

891 900 97
8

American Cancer Society

889 925 76
9

The Y-YMCA

827 6,240 85
10

World Vision

826 1,014 87
11

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

802 972 83
12

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

699 1,573 87
13

American National Red Cross

687 3,118 75
14

Habitat for Humanity International

674 1,492 83
15

Feed the Children

614 618 94
16

Compassion International

596 599 91
17

Nature Conservancy

536 797 84
18

AmeriCares Foundation

525 526 98
19

American Heart Association

511 618 84
20

Campus Crusade for Christ

503 548 91
21

United States Fund for UNICEF

498 502 93
22

Direct Relief

392 392 100
23

Mayo Clinic

380 3,739 92
24

Lutheran Services in America

373 20,980 81
25

CARE USA

369 558 94
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