posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 07:59 PM
These are some of the most popular charities around. They are also some of the most crooked organizations in the U.S.
In 2008, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), which on the surface seems like a very legitamate charity with a very good cause, raised $41,000,000.
To many of you this may seem to be a good thing but when you look at their tax forms from 2008 you will find out that MADD paid out $21,000,000 in
salaries. That year MADD only donated $500,000 to help out communities. MADD also had millions of dollars in expenses in 2008. Why this charity
upsets me the most out of the three is because in 2008 the U.S. government, really the taxpayers, gave MADD $9,000,000 dollars in grant monies.
This $9,000,000 could have been used to fund many police forces that are in serious need of financial help due to the current state of out economy.
Here is a copy of MADD's 990 tax form from 2008
The Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation has some of the same issues. Here is a copy of their 990 tax form from 2008
Here is a copy of Lance Armstrong's Live Strong foundations 990 tax form from 2008. All of the employees listed on the 990 forms have salaries over
$100,000 per year.
Why are the laws governing charities so lenient? There should be a law making so the charities have to at least give 75% of the donations they
receive. Right now these three charities are giving under 33% of the donations they receive. MADD is giving less than 5% of the donations they