Did you know that there are over 500 charities in Natrona County and the Casper area?  Most of which depend on your donations.

If not, that's ok, because I didn't know that either until I did a quick search online. Fortunately none of our local charities make this list, but I hope that knowing we have an abundance of great local charities might help you when deciding where to donate your money.

The Tampa Bay Times compiled a list of the Top Worst Charities. Many names of the worst charities are very similar to legitimate charities. For instance, the number one worst charity, Kids Wish Network, sounds much too similar to, Make A Wish Foundation - a well respected charitable organization, where donations go to helping sick children see their dreams come true.

With the Kids Wish Network, only 2.5% of the $127.8 million they raised, went to direct cash aid. So where did the other millions go? $109 million of it went to paying solicitors to raise the money.

In fact, these worst charities lead a group of 50+ charities that have raised more than $1 billion in the past 10 years, but only a fraction went to anyone other than the charities’ operators and professional solicitors.

Here are the top 25 worst charities in America:

  1. Kids Wish Network
  2. Cancer Fund of America
  3. Children’s Wish Foundation International
  4. American Breast Cancer Foundation
  5. Firefighters Charitable Foundation
  6. Breast Cancer Relief Foundation
  7. International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO
  8. National Veterans Service Fund
  9. American Association of State Troopers
  10. Children’s Cancer Fund of America
  11. Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation
  12. Youth Development Fund
  13. Committee For Missing Children
  14. Association for Firefighters and Paramedics
  15. Project Cure (Bradenton, FL)
  16. National Caregiving Foundation
  17. Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth
  18. United States Deputy Sheriffs’ Association
  19. Vietnow National Headquarters
  20. Police Protective Fund
  21. National Cancer Coalition
  22. Woman To Woman Breast Cancer Foundation
  23. American Foundation For Disabled Children
  24. The Veterans Fund
  25. Heart Support of America

Source - Tampa Bay Times