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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

88.30

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

Board Leadership
Jill Biden
Chair

CEO
Carolyn Miles
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.30 three stars
  Financial 83.74 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

Financial

three stars

83.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
88.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.5%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Save the Children (CT) 88.30 three stars
World Orphans (CO) 93.91 four stars
Hands and Feet Project (TN) 94.34 four stars
Children's Cup (TX) 85.27 three stars
Childcare Worldwide (WA) 85.01 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $330,497,597
   Federated Campaigns $1,183,871
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,436,965
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $307,104,551
Total Contributions $641,222,984
   Program Service Revenue $8,426,542
Total Primary Revenue $649,649,526
   Other Revenue $2,371,812
TOTAL REVENUE $652,021,338
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $575,059,038
   Administrative Expenses $35,421,722
   Fundraising Expenses $49,080,310
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $659,561,070
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-7,539,732
   
Net Assets $182,470,196

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Global Health $166,625,633 29.0%
Education and Protection $113,546,204 19.7%
Emergencies $119,792,309 20.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 02/01/2018 88.30 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 88.14 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.88 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 90.29 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 93.48 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 95.01 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 94.21 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 95.30 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 95.24 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 93.97 four stars
2008-09 07/01/2009 94.17 four stars
2007-09 07/01/2008 94.04 four stars
2006-09 08/01/2007 94.04 four stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 94.09 four stars
2004-09 08/01/2005 91.46 four stars
2003-09 07/01/2004 91.59 four stars
2002-09 09/01/2003 93.89 four stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 93.61 four stars
2000-09 04/15/2002 88.34 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 06-0726487
Name in IRS Master File SAVE THE CHILDREN FEDERATION INC
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Literary Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(911) Foreign organization
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$459,969 0.06% Carolyn Miles President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Save the Children (CT) 88.30 three stars
Kidsave (CA) 91.58 four stars
Hands and Feet Project (TN) 94.34 four stars
Association for India's Development (MD) 100.00 four stars
Cambodian Children's Fund (CA) 98.23 four 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

Jill Biden
Chair

CEO

Carolyn Miles
President and CEO

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