Who Really Gets Your Money?

In the aftermath of september 11, americans donated $1.3 billion to charities. But it's still unclear who will benefitfrom your cash. How can you protect your donationthe next time you decide to give?

money, you want to make sure that the people getting the money are going to do with it what they are supposed to.”

TALLY OF LARGEST SEPTEMBER 11 FUNDS

FUND

SOLICITORS

RAISED

BENEFICIARIES

DISBURSED

The Liberty Fund The American Red Cross $604 million Those individuals affected by the September 11 tragedy $172.8 million*
The September 11th Fund United Way and New York Community Trust $187 million Nonprofit organizations that provide services to victims and communities affected $39.5 million*
September 11 Telethon Fund Under September 11th Fund $150 million Victims and families affected $23 million*
The Twin Towers Fund The City of New York and the New York City Public/Private Initiatives $50.3 million Families of firefighters, police and other uniformed personnel $0
The New York Times 911 Neediest 7 social services and 3 foundations representing the uniform services $45 million Individuals (civilian and rescue workers) and communities $13,650,150 to 23 organizations**
The New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Childrens’ Benefit Fund Uniformed Firefighters Association, Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association $40 million Widows and children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty $10,000 each to:**
343 firemen
37 Port Authority Policemen
23 NYC Policemen
3 EMTs
3 Court Officers
New York State World Trade Center Disaster Relief Fund New York State $36.5 million Dependents of deceased victims and families of uniformed personnel and civilians 800 checks, $5,000 each**
Source: B.E. Research *As of November 30, 2001
**As of November 29, 2001


–Additional reporting by Monique R. Brown

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