Lack of Serious Oversight of Charities Undermines Public Trust

Lack of Charity Oversight Undermines Public Trust 1

Central Asia Institute is one of several groups that have come under scrutiny in the past year for their use of donor money.

Nearly five years ago, a committee of the House of Representatives held hearings to explore accusations that some veterans charities were spending just a trickle of the money they raised for programs to help veterans or their families.

Lawmakers grilled charity executives and presented data showing that most of the donations they collected to aid veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars had gone instead to professional fundraising firms or to salaries and perks. They expressed