Citing a survey of 1,400 donors, the Associated Press recently found that most of the best and worst charities are focused on poverty, hunger, health, and other issues.
The AP’s list also includes the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, The United Way, United Way of Southern California, The National Association of Social Workers, and several charities for the elderly and disabled.
Of the top five charities on the AP’s charity watch list, four are nonprofits focused on social justice and human rights.
The top charity for those categories is the U.S. Navy, which has become a major donor to humanitarian organizations since the 2014 election.
(The AP has not made its list public.)
The other four charities on AP’s charities watch list are the American Cancer Society, the Children’s Miracle Network, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
A few notable charities on this list include the Salvation Army’s Women’s Resource Center, which provides support services for low-income women, and American Cancer Research, which is focused on researching treatments for cancers.
The bottom five charities, meanwhile, are the Salvation Society’s Charities Fund, the Umpqua Community Health Center, the World Wildlife Fund, and Human Rights Watch.