Monday, February 1, 2016
The Wounded Warrior Project, a national nonprofit organization that supports service members wounded in the line of duty, has been accused of blowing millions of dollars in donation money on spoils for its staff, according to a new two-part CBS News investigation.
The CBS investigation was reportedly inspired by Charity Navigator, a nonprofit organization that promotes fiscal transparency among charities. Its scrutiny of public records found that WWP spent 60 percent of its donations on veterans, the remainder of which the CBS News team set out to account for.
"According to the charity's tax forms, spending on conferences and meetings went from $1.7 million in 2010, to $26 million in 2014," the report reads. "That's about the same amount the group spends on combat stress recovery — its top program."
SFA Commo Sergeant Comments: Some of the best rated Veterans Groups with well over 90% of proceeds going to the Vets are:
The Task Force Dagger Foundation
The Green Beret Foundation
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Article from Military Times