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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
POLICE PROTECTIVE FUND CHARITY FL, MO, CA 3 $463,000
RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL FOUNDATION CHARITY FL, MS 3 $3,000
MONTEL WILLIAMS MS FOUNDATION CHARITY UT, CO, SC 3 $0
NATIONAL ADOPTION FOUNDATION INC CHARITY UT, NH 3 $0
COALITION OF POLICE & SHERIFFS (COPS) CHARITY MO, CO, CA 3 $12,710,620
CHARITABLE AUTO RESOURCES INC FR FL 3 $1,500
MY SOUTH INC CHARITY MS 3 $2,500
CANINE ASSISTANTS INC CHARITY UT, FL, CO 3 $500
ADVANCE MARKETING CONSULTANTS INC & AMERICAN CASUALTY COMPANY OF READING PA FR NH 3 $22,000
CHARITY GLOBAL INC CHARITY UT, FL 3 $500
MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE FOR AFRICANS IN CRISIS CHARITY UT, NH, FL 3 $500
MOSAIC THEATRE INC CHARITY FL 3 $875
NATIONAL CENTER FOR LESBIAN RIGHTS CHARITY UT, MS 3 $347
LOVE CENTER REGENERATION MINISTRIES INC CHARITY FL 3 $1,500
LITTLE RED WAGON FOUNDATION INC CHARITY FL, SC 3 $1,500
CANCER RESEARCH ALLIANCE INC CHARITY NH, CO, SC 3 $0
LEARNING FOR LIFE FOUNDATION CHARITY UT, FL 3 $50
LIPPINCOTT LLC FR UT, SC 3 $0
MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER CHARITY MS 3 $1,935
KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION INC CHARITY FL, MS 3 $2,312
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL ASSOCIATION FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CHARITY UT, FL 3 $500
IQ - THE NEXT BOX CHARITY MS 3 $6,500
UNITED STATES SKI TEAM FOUNDATION CHARITY NH, SC, MS 3 $332
KRADDICK FOUNDATION CHARITY FL, MS 3 $1,500
MEDICAL AMBASSADORS INTERNATIONAL CHARITY UT, NC 3 $4,100

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