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 Charity Checkup
Afraid to give because you don't want to be taken? Or do you want to make sure your contributions will make a difference? The following sites rate various charitable organizations. Two cautions:

  • Since each site uses unique rating criteria, a charity's ratings may vary from site to site.
  • You will not find all reputable charities listed on these sites. There are hundreds of thousands of tax exempt non-profit organizations in the U.S. alone. Reputable, effective charities -- especially if they are small or regional in nature -- may not appear on these sites. If you can't find a charity evaluated here, try to dig deeper. Ask for a copy of its most recent Form 990 filed with the IRS and decide for yourself if it is worthy of your support.

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