ST LOUIS - There are some free online databases to make sure your charitable donation on Giving Tuesday isn't going to a charity that will waste your money.
A good place to start is the Better Business Bureau.
The St. Louis chapter has a database with 236 local charities with high marks for making the best use of your donations.
Another great online tool is a website called GuideStar. That site also has financial reports and any complaints made against a non-profit.