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
NATIONAL POLICE DEFENSE FOUNDATION INC CHARITY AK, AR 2 $120,000
CURRENT OF TAMPA BAY INC. CHARITY FL 1 $500
FLORIDA CAUCUS OF BLACK STATE LEGISLATORS CHARITY FL 1 $300
MERCHANDISE PICKUP SERVICE INC CHARITY FL 1 $500
SHOESTRING THEATER INC CHARITY FL 1 $500
MORNING STAR FISHERMAN INC. CHARITY FL 1 $100
FRED TAYLOR FOUNDATION CHARITY FL 1 $100
THE BOCA GRANDE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIP FUND INC CHARITY FL 1 $500
AH HOSPICE FOUNDATION INC. CHARITY FL 1 $1,000
THE FREEDOM & VIRTUE INSTITUTE INC. CHARITY FL 1 $250
AVENUES 12 INC. CHARITY FL 1 $500
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF WALTON COUNTY FL INC CHARITY FL 1 $500
BOK TOWER GARDENS FOUNDATION INC CHARITY FL 1 $500
FORT LAUDERDALE/BROWARD CHAPTER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS CHARITY FL 1 $250
PORCH DE SALOMON CORP CHARITY FL 1 $525
GOUT & URIC ACID EDUCATION SOCIETY CHARITY FL 1 $500
EVERYDAY BLESSINGS INC. CHARITY FL 1 $500
SENIORS ON A MISSION INC. CHARITY FL 1 $100
CREATIVE SANFORD INC. CHARITY FL 1 $500
SOUTHEAST FLORIDA HONOR FLIGHT INC CHARITY FL 1 $500
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES INC. CHARITY FL 1 $500
GOLDEN TRIANGLE EAGLES AERIE 4335 INC CHARITY FL 1 $100
MAY INSTITUTE INC. CHARITY FL 1 $500
HAND IN HAND FOR HAITI CHARITY FL 1 $100
REBUILDING TOGETHER OF CENTRAL FLORIDA INC. CHARITY FL 1 $250

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