Nearly a third of money given to charitable causes and organizations are pocketed by professional fundraisers, according to a report released Monday by Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s office.

The annual report, published ahead of Giving Tuesday, assesses New York charities, their spending and how their donation money is spent.

“New Yorkers are generous in their charitable giving – and they should know how their dollars are being spent,” Underwood said. “Too often, a large percentage of charitable dollars are pocketed by outside fundraisers rather than going to the cause itself. I urge all New Yorkers to be careful, and to report suspicious entities to my office.”

New Yorkers in 2017 gave nearly $1.2 billion in charitable gifts to 964 fundraising campaigns that were conducted by professional fundraisers. The charities netted $812 million, while fundraisers who helped raise the money received $372 million.

Professional fundraisers are regulated in New York and must register with the attorney general’s office. They must provide financial reporting breaking down the revenue raised and the expenses generated by a campaign.

The full report can be found here.