How To Choose a Charity

According to Money Magazine, savvy givers consider how much of a charity's income goes to programs, as opposed to overhead. The higher the so-called program ratio, the better job a charity does deploying your money.

Money Magazine

Most donors spread their charitable contributions among several groups that they know or that their friends ask them to support. But when the request for help goes beyond a small amount, or if you decide on your own that you'd like to do something a little more significant, how do you know your money is going to the right cause?

The Charities Review Council recommends that charities spend no more than 30% of their revenues on administration, although some other watchdog groups put that figure as high as 50%. At Men’s Charity Tennis, we are proud to say that less than 11% of our gross income goes toward program costs.

Further, Men’s Charity Tennis’ status as a Federal 501 (c)(3) organization requires that we report our finances to the IRS which maintains a list of all such registered organizations. In addition, Men's Charity Tennis, Inc. has registered under the Virginia Solicitation of Contributions Law (VSOC) and has been found to be in compliance with the registration requirements.

Money Magazine goes on to say that: “When you're choosing a cause to support, act as if you're making an investment - because you are.”

We are grateful for your decision to invest with confidence in Williamsburg with Men’s Charity Tennis, Inc.

A financial statement is available upon written request from the Virginia Office of Consumer Affairs, PO Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.