MADD receives a "D" rating from philanthropy report

MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - The American Institute of Philanthropy's Charity Rating Guide & Watchdog Report has downgraded Mothers Against Drunk Driving to a "D" rating on a A-F scale in its August 2010 report.

According to the AIP, it should cost most charities $35 or less to raise $100. In some years, MADD has spent nearly double that amount. The AIP also says most highly efficient charities are able to spend 75 percent or more of total expenses on charitable programs. In some years, MADD has spent as little as 57 percent on programs.