The Wounded Warrior Project continues to come under fire from many quarters in the world of serving veterans; The Patriot Initiative, a watchdog for veteran charities, downgraded WWP.

"The Patriots Initiative, which relies on both qualitative and quantitative research to judge the effectiveness of charities that serve veterans and members of the armed forces, said there is no excuse for certain spending by Wounded Warrior officials, recently reported in the media.

"'We saw the need to simplify the philanthropic process for military donors and focus on connecting Americans with the most trustworthy, impactful and accountable nonprofits,' said Greg Hillgren, Patriots Initiative chairman. 'Unfortunately, the Wounded Warrior Project consistently failed to satisfy many of the required criteria we consider necessary for donor engagement and success.'”--Jeff McDonald, The San Diego Union-Tribune