MSN | By: Ben Wittstein


With the help of Charity Navigator, Stacker put together a list of 82 top-rated charities that support the military, veterans, and their families. Each charity is assigned a financial score, an accountability and transparency score, and a star rating out of five; charities on this list were afforded, at the very least, three stars out of five.

Read on to get a sense of some of the best charities that you might consider donating to in support of the U.S. Armed Forces.

#64. Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

Focus area: Military family support

Overall score & rating: 88.95

Financial score: 84.38

Accountability & transparency score: 100.00

Mission: Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation's mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. We are dedicated to serving the families of service members from all branches of the armed forces who have died as a result of combat casualties, military training accidents, service related illnesses, suicide, as well as other duty-related deaths as ruled by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The vision of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is to ensure that every child of a fallen patriot receives all necessary college funding. Since 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots has grown in its mission and vision to extend peace of mind through college scholarships to Gold Star families in all 50 states, in all branches of the military.