International : Development and Relief Services

Save the Children

Creating lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world

three stars

85.57

501 Kings Highway East Suite 400
Fairfield, CT 06825
tel: (800) 728-3843   Web Site
EIN: 06-0726487

Board Leadership
Debra Fine and Dawn Sweeney
Co-Chairs

CEO
Carolyn Miles
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.57 three stars
  Financial 82.22 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Save the Children invests in childhood - every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

Save the Children invests in childhood - every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

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Financial

three stars

82.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
87.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Save the Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Save the Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $416,700,511
   Federated Campaigns $1,054,914
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,605,498
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $322,434,149
Total Contributions $743,795,072
   Program Service Revenue $4,146,198
Total Primary Revenue $747,941,270
   Other Revenue $11,572,500
TOTAL REVENUE $759,513,770
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $624,264,624
   Administrative Expenses $37,927,951
   Fundraising Expenses $57,454,683
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $719,647,258
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $39,866,512
   
Net Assets $240,952,118

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$472,381 0.06% Carolyn S. Miles President, CEO

Mission

Save the Children invests in childhood - every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Save the Children (CT) 85.57 three stars
International Children's Care (WA) 88.83 three stars
Asha for Education (CA) 98.59 four stars
Share & Care Foundation (NJ) 94.79 four stars
Child Aid (OR) 89.14 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Save the Children
501 Kings Highway East
Suite 400
Fairfield, CT 06825
tel: (800) 728-3843
EIN: 06-0726487

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Board Leadership

Debra Fine and Dawn Sweeney
Co-Chairs

CEO

Carolyn Miles
CEO