States try to crack down

This nationwide database, the first of its kind to bring disciplinary records together in one place, includes 8,237 regulatory actions taken by states against all kinds of charities and solicitors. The charities on our list of AMERICA'S WORST appear 94 times in the database.

Most of the actions in this database involve charities that are not among the worst in America. Many of the actions are related to registration issues, including late registrations.

You can sort results by column, and you can click on an organization to explore the details of the actions taken.

Organization Organization type States filing disciplinary action Total disciplinary actions Total fines
COMMUNITY SUPPORT INC (CSI) FR AL, AK, AR, MO, CO, CA, FL, HI, IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MS, NJ, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, VA, WA, WI, WV, GA, KS, UT, LA, MD, ME, MT, NC, ND, NE, NV, NM, NH, RI, SD, TX 51 $212,994
SHARE GROUP INC FR CO, FL, NC, NH, OH, PA, SC, GA 48 $353,380
EAST COAST MARKETING GROUP INC (ECMG) FR VT, NH, ME 39 $390,000
XENTEL INC FR MO, GA, UT, FL, IA, CN, ND, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, CO 31 $1,043,435
INFOCISION INC FR FL, ME, NC, KY, OH, PA, SC 30 $109,500
OUTREACH ASSOCIATES INC FR NH, CO, FL, NC, KY, MS, PA, SC 26 $48,000
NEWPORT CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS FR WA, WI, AR, CA, MT, NC, NV, KY, MA, MI, MN, TX, NJ, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, VA 20 $400,007
ASSOCIATED COMMUNITY SERVICES INC (ACS) FR MO, CT, FL, NC, IA, MI, OH, OR, SC, VA 18 $155,000
DONOR SERVICES GROUP LLC FR FL, PA 16 $8,000
CIVIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP LLC (CDG) FR VT, CO, CA, FTC, NH, OR, PA, SC 14 $20,291,250
WATSON & HUGHEY CO/DIRECT RESPONSE CONSULTING SERVICES FR WA, MO, CT, IA, IL, MA, MN, TX, NJ, NY, US POSTAL SERVICE, OR, PA, VA 14 $2,100,000
HARRIS DIRECT FR FL 10 $5,000
CENTER STAGE ATTRACTIONS INC FR FL, OR, PA, CO, SC 9 $162,000
NATIONAL HEMOPHILIA FOUNDATION CHARITY UT, MS 8 $1,000
THE COUSTEAU SOCIETY INC CHARITY UT, NH, CO, SC 8 $0
SD&A TELESERVICES INC FR FL 7 $3,500
CANCER FUND OF AMERICA INC CHARITY VT, GA, CT, MA, NY, US POSTAL SERVICE, PA 7 $525,000
UNITED STATES DEPUTY SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION INC CHARITY FL, KY, OR, NC, TX 7 $224,660
ACCION INTERNATIONAL CHARITY UT, FL, MS 7 $1,000
PUBLIC INTEREST COMMUNICATIONS INC FR FL 7 $3,500
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATION INC CHARITY UT, CO, MS, SC 6 $1,500
CAPITOLWATCH INC CHARITY UT, PA, NC, MS 6 $8,500
ALLIANCE FOR CHARITABLE AND RESPONSIBILITY AWARENESS CHARITY UT 6 $0
COURTESY CALL INC FR OH, MS, NC, CA 6 $48,000
AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION INC CHARITY UT, PA 6 $0

Database and web production: Chase Davis, Connie Humburg, Michael Corey and William Higgins