Sting, known as a defender of human rights, ignores the complete lack of rights for the citizens of Cuba, where he enjoys vacationing at their expense. Based on a News Busters article, it seems his hypocrisy extends to his charity, Rainforest Foundation. It is rated as one of the worst charities in New York because only about 41% of its revenues are spent on charitable programs. According to the article this compares with 75% for a well run charity.
A 2006 concert raised $2,156,989, with only $887,374 of the money raised divided among the charity’s programs.
“This one would fall to the bottom of the bucket,” said Sandra Miniutti, a spokeswoman for Charity Navigator.
The watchdog – which rates 5,000 charities nationally based on management and fund-raising-to-giving ratios – has slapped Rainforest Foundation Inc. with a zero rating for each of the last four years.
You have to wonder, what are they doing with the money?
There is more here.