I hate to be negative about a charity effort, but after doing some checking: I prefer, as a rule, to support organizations that Charity Navigator rates. This is a purely personal preference. https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.profile&ein=870387205 I find it faintly troubling that Wikipedia claims: It's troubling because: a) if it were true, "3 out of 4" seems to open many questions, as in "why not 4 out of 4?" b) It is, as you can see by the link to Charity Navigator, an untrue claim. Charity Navigator does not, in fact, list them at all. On top of that, give.org, aka "the Be Wise Giving Alliance," also has no rating for them. "Children's Miracle Network" are not on the Better Business Bureau's Accredited Charity List. Neither does Charity Watch, aka the "American Institute of Philanthropy," list them. The FTC specifically suggests not donating to any charity not on these lists. The Federal Trade Commission says specifically: And none of them verifies "Children's Miracle Network Hospitals." To be sure, none of the charity-rating organizations claim that if they haven't rated a charity it therefore is not legitimate. I'm not claiming otherwise. What I'm saying, though, is that I'm personally not inclined to donate to a charity that can't be verified by any agency whatsoever that the FTC says you should verify a charity with. Not one. It is listed by Guidestar.org, but there is no information there about Children's Miracle Network aside from what SMN self-reports; there is no access to any financial or other supporting information unless you pay Guidestar money to see it. To repeat: I'm in no way claiming Children's Miracle Netwrok is illegitimate; it obviously has convinced many huge companies to support it. But it isn't approved by any FTC-recommended charity guide and isn't listed by Charity Navigator specifically because CN says it doesn't receive most of its funding from the public, in any case. I reserve my donations for charities I can verify with an FTC-approved charity-evaluating organization. Just a personal preference. The numbers I can find are these: In 2016, Children's Miracle Network (Utah) claimed income of $45,220,233. $20,744,103 of that is reported as going to "salaries, other compensation, employee benefits." So that's a big "nope" from me. Sorry. I'm sticking with supporting organizations I can verify via the FTC-approved charity-verification tools. Also: a moment's googling finds this: Children's Miracle Network CEO accused of fraud That was 2008, to be sure, but, still: not exactly reassuring.