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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

four stars

91.82

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

Board Leadership
Brad Irwin
Chair

CEO
Janti Soeripto
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.82 four stars
  Financial 88.83 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Since our founding over 100 years ago, we've changed the lives of over 1 billion children. In the United States and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Since our founding over 100 years ago, we've changed the lives of over 1 billion children. In the United States and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share.

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Financial

three stars

88.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
86.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.34
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.9%
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) 91.82 four stars
International Children's Care (WA) 88.83 three stars
ORPHANetwork (VA) 91.45 four stars
Human Development Foundation of North America (IL) 93.41 four stars
Help the Helpless (MN) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $423,932,214
   Federated Campaigns $301,493
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $7,854,062
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $326,887,972
Total Contributions $758,975,741
   Program Service Revenue $1,273,053
Total Primary Revenue $760,248,794
   Other Revenue $21,612,169
TOTAL REVENUE $781,860,963
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $643,810,095
   Administrative Expenses $45,659,312
   Fundraising Expenses $64,511,378
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $753,980,785
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $27,880,178
   
Net Assets $266,116,682

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 $306,658,301 47.6%
Education and Protection $95,892,869 14.9%
Hunger and Livelihoods $82,654,627 12.8%

Ratings History
Save the Children has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 91.82 four stars
2018-12 09/01/2020 92.61 four stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 92.38 four stars
2017-12 09/03/2019 85.57 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 85.21 three stars
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

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$560,749 0.07% Carolyn S. Miles President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Save the Children (CT) 91.82 four stars
Back2Back Ministries (OH) 94.74 four stars
Asha for Education (CA) 98.59 four stars
Child Foundation (OR) 91.16 four stars
Unbound (KS) 91.76 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

Brad Irwin
Chair

CEO

Janti Soeripto
President and CEO

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