4 Ways to Check Out Charities Before Donating

BBB Wise Giving Alliance       www.give.org

This organization evaluates publicly soliciting charities and offers free reports that focus on their trustworthiness.

Charity Navigator       www.charitynavigator.org

Charity Navigator’s ratings can give you an idea of how efficiently a charity may use your donation and how well it has sustained its programs over time.

CharityWatch      www.charitywatch.org

CharityWatch provides letter grade ratings and financial information on more than 600 major American charities.

GuideStar       www.guidestar.org

GuideStar offers data on more than a million nonprofits.

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This article was published in the September/October 2022 issue of Eye on Money. If you would like to be added to our mail list please email [email protected].