Phase II of this program will be for all local charities to provide their funding criteria based on geographic locations, types of assistance and other key criteria for them to help needy families.
Applicants will be able to enter their information into this national registry and automated requests will be sent to each of the matching charities whose criteria match the requests and needs of this applicant.
The program will then rate the charities based on percentage of applications reviewed, answered, assisted, etc.
As well, applicants will be able to rate the levels of courtesy, whether the assistance provided was meaningful, etc similar to the way EBAY and other sites rate vendors.
The goal of these two phases is make overall charities and charitable funds more accountable, transparent and to reach the greatest number of needy families.
Unfortunately, the biggest obstacle in getting more charities to join in this effort is their fear of exposing the true numbers of people and families each of them helps, in addition to the fact that most of the larger charities already have independant programs and databases for their work, so implementing a new program such as this would require extra work initially and could also expose them if they are feeding the public exxagerated figures and stories.