What Happened to All That Money Donated to 9/11 Charities?


Not all of the $1.5 billion Americans donated went to helping victims, reports the AP. While plenty of money did end up going to them and their families, some charities can’t account for the whereabouts of the money they received. One group raised $700,000 for a memorial quilt that has not been made, for instance; a third of the money it raised went to the charity’s founder and family. Other groups can point to exactly where the money went, but it wasn’t to survivors; it was to cover the costs of fund-raising — i.e., the salaries of people working for the charity. Never forget … yourself?

AP IMPACT: Some 9/11 charities failed miserably [AP]