Charity Navigator rates the ASYMCA in the Top 5 of all charities supporting our military/veterans

Many people wish to honor the brave men and women who serve our country in the armed forces. You can do your part to assist those serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere at home and abroad by choosing a charity that assists military personnel and their families.

With so many charities engaged in these endeavors you may wonder how you can find one to trust to spend your money wisely. To assist you we’ve compiled this list of charities supporting soldiers and their families. These organizations provide various services from lifting soldiers’ morale to financial assistance for food, rent, utilities and medical expenses.

We caution you to look carefully before choosing one of these charities to support as not all operate with equal efficiency. Those with the highest ratings have demonstrated their exceptional financial health. Donors can be confident that contributions made to the higher rated charities will be spent efficiently as these charities have low overhead and fundraising costs enabling them to use more of their resources in carrying out their mission. On the other hand, the low rated charities do not operate efficiently. Much of the money donors give to those organizations ends up in the hands of for-profit fundraisers, not the brave women and men of the United States’ military and their families.  See the article link here in Charity Navigator’s July 2013 Newsletter.

Support Our Troops

Support Our Troops

Support Our Troops Rating
Homes for Our Troops 4 stars
Special Operations Warrior Foundation 4 stars
Southeastern Guide Dogs 4 stars
Navy SEAL Foundation 4 stars
Armed Services YMCA 4 stars
Our Military Kids 4 stars
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund 4 stars
Mercy Medical Airlift 4 stars
Operation Homefront 4 stars
Hope For The Warriors® 4 stars
Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) 4 stars
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors 4 stars
Puppies Behind Bars 4 stars
Operation Support Our Troops – America 4 stars
USO of Missouri, Inc. 4 stars
Adaptive Sports Foundation 4 stars
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America 4 stars
National Military Family Association 4 stars
Challenged Athletes Foundation 4 stars
Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation 4 stars
Fisher House Foundation 4 stars
Higher Ground Sun Valley 4 stars
American Red Cross 3 stars
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society 3 stars
TIRR Foundation 3 stars
National World War II Museum 3 stars
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation 3 stars
USO of Illinois 3 stars
Air Force Enlisted Village 3 stars
Army Emergency Relief 3 stars
USO 3 stars
AMVETS National Service Foundation 3 stars
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation 3 stars
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust 3 stars
USA Cares 3 stars
Wounded Warriors Family Support 3 stars
Wounded Warrior Project 3 stars
The Shade Tree 3 stars
Air Force Aid Society 3 stars
New England Center for Homeless Veterans 3 stars
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children 3 stars
Springwire 3 stars
Pat Tillman Foundation 3 stars
Spirit of America 2 stars
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund 2 stars
Cell Phones for Soldiers 2 stars
Daughters of the American Revolution 2 stars
Freedom Alliance 2 stars
Admiral Nimitz Foundation 2 stars
Soldiers’ Angels 2 stars
American Studies Center 2 stars
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund 1 stars
Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America 1 stars
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation 1 stars
The Retired Enlisted Association Memorial Foundation 1 stars
Blinded Veterans Association 0 stars
Paralyzed Veterans of America 0 stars
Wisconsin Paralyzed Veterans of America 0 stars
National Veterans Services Fund, Inc. 0 stars
Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes 0 stars
National Veterans Foundation 0 stars
New England Paralyzed Veterans of America 0 stars
National Vietnam Veterans Foundation 0 stars
Shiloh International Ministries 0 stars
Disabled Veterans of America DA
Paralyzed American Veterans DA
Help Hospitalized Veterans DA
Disabled Veterans National Foundation DA
Veterans Support Organization DA
Alaska Veteran Outreach Boxes for Heroes DA
AdoptAPlatoon Soldier Support Effort DA


Charity Navigator | Newsletter | July 2013