My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Hope For Paws, Los Angeles, CA, USA
I was going to donate as their videos are very moving. Bless those dogs and animals! But I couldn't find solid information about their charity rating. ALWAYS check so your donations are used as you intend! Foundations like Soi Dog have fantastic transparency and third-party ratings (annual financial audits by third parties), and they're very happy to display them on their website in addition to giving you a personalised receipt for every donation you make. A lack of transparency is the biggest red flag about any not-for-profit asking for money.
In addition, the numbers don't add up for HFPs IN MY OPINION: they should be a large operation with many more staff and more rescue cases for the millions in donations they do SEEM to receive. Until they're more transparent about compliance, tax, and how much of the money actually goes to the animals, I will refrain from donating.