Imagine there is a shady charity I can't trust because it is not clear where they plan to spend the donations. I would say:

I don't trust them. The _________ of the donations are not clear.

What word(s) should I use to mean "items on which the money will be spent"? Something like purposes maybe?

It may be not specific to donations, rather any amount of money. For example, the list of the expenses a government spends the taxes on.

(EDIT: added some more details)

  • This is a bit confusing. Can you define "expenditure items"?
    – fev
    Jul 13 '21 at 10:51
  • @fev sorry. I mean the list of things on which the money is spent. Like "expense1: 100$, expense2: 20$, expense3: 50$, etc."
    – Mahm00d
    Jul 13 '21 at 11:07
  • I agree with fev. I can't really think of a word that means "expenditure items" AND goes with "of the donations".
    – stangdon
    Jul 13 '21 at 11:08
  • Donations (income) and expenditures (outflow) are opposite things; there isn't a word for both unless you want to get super-general and say something like, "The books seem to be cooked." Jul 13 '21 at 12:44
  • @FeliniusRex ok, I may have misused the word "expenditure", but the question of "how the income is spent?" is valid, right? That is what I am interested in.
    – Mahm00d
    Jul 13 '21 at 12:54

You probably need expenditure records:

I don't trust them. Their expenditure records are not clear.

You can omit donations, since expenditure implies spending of money.

An expenditure record is

a written record of money spent (vocabulary.com)

EDIT: If you need a word for a document that will show future expenditure then use spending plan which means:

a plan to show how a person or an organization, especially a government, will spend the money that is available:

  • Lawmakers are still working out the details of a final spending plan. (Cambridge)

So you can say

I don't trust them. Their spending plans are not clear.

  • Thanks. But what if it is planned? Like there's a crisis and they list the things they plan to spend the donations on?
    – Mahm00d
    Jul 13 '21 at 11:18
  • Well, you did not mention that in your question. Please edit.
    – fev
    Jul 13 '21 at 11:19
  • I have answered your question in an edit to my answer.
    – fev
    Jul 13 '21 at 11:28

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