CharityNavigator Score: 69.65
At the top of the list is the Fisher House Foundation, an organization with revenue of almost $40 million in 2009. This charity spent only 1.3% of its budget on fundraising and 3.5% on administrative expenses, leaving an impressive 95.1% to go straight to program expenses.
Those expenses go toward “providing a ‘home away from home’ for military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury,” according to its website. And the organization does that quite literally, providing free accommodations for families of injured soldiers at 40 different Fisher House locations, which the group builds on the grounds of military and VA medical centers.
Beyond its core operations, the Fisher House Foundation also administers scholarships for military children as well as several awards, and it does so with an efficiency that makes it number one on the list.