The American Red Cross has repeatedly touted that 91 cents out of every dollar donated is used to help those in need. But a new report from the independent, non-profit news group ProPublica shows those numbers are very misleading.
A report by the California Attorney General’s office finds only 51 percent of the donations collected by professional fundraisers winds up in the hands of the charity soliciting contributions.
Waste No Food connects restaurants that have excess food with charities that need it, all to help the hungry.
Two Bay Area charities were named as winners of the Chase Community Giving campaign.
With gas hitting $4.50 a gallon, it’s a huge additional expense for Bay Area food banks, said Tami Cardenas with the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Jose.
Bay Area charities encouraged people to donate money to assist the response to a devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Thursday night.
San Francisco International Airport is set to evict all charities soliciting donations on airport property.
Thousands of runners braved the chilly Thanksgiving morning to take part in the annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot on Thursday.
Even as they were honored in San Francisco, at least one honoree’s thoughts were elsewhere – in particular, Haiti, which struggled to cope with a deadly outbreak of cholera.
The economic downturn took an incredible toll on the country’s biggest charities. A new report showed the steepest decline in donations in two decades.