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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
MS HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION CHARITY MS 1 $1,000
CENTRAL FLORIDA BALLET INC CHARITY FL 1 $500
FAMILY OUTREACH COALITION CHARITY CO 1 $0
DIAMOND VISION CONSULTING INC, TRI-STAR PROMOTION CORP, JOSEPH MICHAEL MCGUINN, COLLEEN F MCGUINN FR WA 1 $75,000
AMERICAN VETERANS FOR EQUAL RIGHTS- FLORIDA GOLD COAST CHAPTER INC CHARITY FL 1 $75
BARRINGTON EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION CHARITY NH 1 $0
BRITISH-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA INC CHARITY FL 1 $500
BEACH BAY OPTIMIST CLUB INC CHARITY FL 1 $500
AMERICAN VETERANS RELIEF FOUNDATION INC, COALITION OF POLICE AND SHERIFFS INC, DISABLED FIREFIGHTERS FUND, JEFFREY DEAN DUNCAN, WILLIAM ROSE, KATHY CLINKENBEARD CHARITY FTC 1 $0
AQUATIC CHELONIAN FOUNDATION OF AMERICA CHARITY NH 1 $0
TENNIS FOUNDATION OF ST PETERSBURG INC CHARITY FL 1 $500
EIGHT POINT COMMUNICATIONS, JOHN E SPANGLER FR FTC 1 $0
AERIAL SUPPORT PARTNERSHIP CHARITY CO 1 $0
AMERICAN CHILDREN'S SAFETY SOURCE (AMERICAN CHILDREN) CHARITY PA 1 $0
AFRICA RENEWAL MINISTRIES INC CHARITY CO 1 $0
FRESH START HANDICAPPED INC, PAUL F GIZA, MARTHA C GIZA FR IA 1 $10,000
SOUTH FLORIDA INTERFAITH COMMITTEE FOR WORKER JUSTICE INC CHARITY FL 1 $0
GABRIEL SANCHEZ PERSON CA 1 $0

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