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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, International, International Relief, Refugees, Zika Virus

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.

Results:

In 2013, the Save the Children movement reached 145 million children in 120 countries.
Here are some of the highlights:

  • Health: We reached 21 million newborn babies and mothers through survival programs
  • Hunger: 2.5 million children benefited from our efforts to help families feed and support themselves
  • Education: We reached 10 million children with basic education
  • Emergencies: We reached 8.1 million people with disaster relief and emergency response
  • Protection: More than 1 million girls and boys were protected from exploitation, abuse and neglect
  • United States: Over 185,000 children were helped by programs in the U.S.

Target demographics: children

Direct beneficiaries per year: 143 million children in 120 countries, through the Save the Children global movement

Geographic areas served: the U.S. and around the world

Programs: education, nutrition, health, child protection and disaster relief - in the United States and around the world.

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

5 David261

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been supporting Save the Children for the last 5 years. I am grateful that there are organizations with staff that are so committed to those in need of help. The impact that they have made with children in remote parts of the world is astounding. Keep up the amazing work. For anyone that is trying to decide on a children's or if they should support a children's charity. I strongly advise supporting Save the Children. Dave from Boston

sibrahimbegovic

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Save the Children is a great reputable organization that truly helps all children around the world and in the US through their programming, local work and Emergency Response work. As an endurance athlete, I've ran several marathons and fundraised directly for Save the Children and I whole heartedly believe that the money and help is going to exactly where it needs to go; to help every last child in any corner of the world.

Previous Stories
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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Save the Children is a fantastic organization that invests an immense amount of resources, manpower, and money into improving the lives of children in the US and all around the world. Not only does Save the Children repond to humanitarian disasters around the globe that effect children and their families, but the organization is heavily involved in developiment programs and opportunities in education and other areas that benefit children as well. Save is one of the only organizations of its kind that is truly the positive voice of children in crisis for both developed and underdeveloped regions of the world.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Save the Children Federation is a very disciplined organization highly focused on the benefits intended for its mission. You can feel the passion among the staff and team, highly energized and extremely well oiled in producing for the greater good of the impoverished children of our world. A hats off salute and great thank you to the entire organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a freelance graphic designer with 30+ years experience, and have been involved with many nonprofit organizations over the years. But my longest association has been with Save the Children for whom I have worked on a project-to-project basis since 1999. During that time I have participated in over 500 projects for many different departments within STC, and worked with dozens of people. I have always been impressed by the hard work and dedication of everyone I come in contact with, and frequently amazed at the amount of time they devote to their jobs, even after normal business hours. Because I freelance from my home, I keep crazy hours myself, and I often get project-related emails long, long after 5 pm, or on weekends, or find myself on a phone call with someone still on the job as they travel by train to or from the office. Save the Children employees are truly passionate and excited about the work they do.
Also -- since I've worked with them for so long -- I've had the opportunity to see STC steadily grow and expand its reach to help more and more children and their communities in the U.S. and around the world. And because I've been involved with so many different projects in so many different departments, I've been in a unique position see the variety of creative ways they raise funds, their careful use of those funds, and the scope and progress of the programs (often innovative) they develop and implement to improve the lives of so many. Save the Children really is a great nonprofit!

Diana Smith

2 Altaf A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I have been working with this esteemed organization's administration and accounts department from last five years and as per my observations Save the Children is bringing positive change in the life's of many deprived communities focusing mainly on children's and mothers both in health and education sectors apart from regular programs Save also have its emergency response and have contributed in emergencies in Pakistan and all over the world. Above all it's programs the transparencies check and balance mechanism within the organization also gives credibility to it for eg such policies are implemented within organisation to curtail extra and unnecessary spending s and also look for value for money in every spending.
to cut it short Save the Children is one of the best leading humanitarian organization bringing change in many life's around the globe.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I am working at Save the Children. Aside from helping and creating a lasting ang positive change in the lives of children, I was also capacitated through training in helping children reach their potential especially to the far flung areas. I love working with Save the Children.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

These people are making a immense difference in the Syrian kids' lives.
God bless

1 Devin4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our company, Tab for a Cause, looks for excellent charities to partner with and mobilize their audience toward giving. Save the Children has been an absolute joy to work with. Their programs are effective, they genuinely care, and always make sure their donations go to what's important. Save the Children truly is a great nonprofit!

2 Jenna13

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I recommend Save the Children, both as a donor and as an employee, for the following reasons:
1) the organization focuses its services and programs for children both in the U.S. and around the world;
2) the talented staff are dedicated and results-oriented;
3) investing in children is the smartest, most effective way to create a lasting impact.

Save the Children is a leader in the industry - driving best practices through collaboration, research, and evaluation. It's a priviledge to be a part of such profound work - work that saves lives, protects children from harm, and gives children the opportunity to learn and thrive.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Save the Children is an invaluable partner in carrying out lifesaving interventions through their health care programming and utilization of front line health workers. Their newborn and child survival efforts are absolutely essential. Their recent innovations and awareness efforts include kangaroo mother care, "steroid injections for women in preterm labor to reduce deaths due to premature babies’ breathing problems; • resuscitation devices to save babies who do not breathe at birth; chlorhexidine cord cleansing to prevent umbilical cord infections; and injectable antibiotics to treat newborn sepsis and pneumonia."

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work in the industry and I deeply admire Save the Children's work. Having seen their work in Ethiopia during the hunger crisis last year, I can tell you first hand how effective and efficient they are. To see them teaching oppressed Somali girls to read and reviving children who were nearly starved to death was nothing short of miraculous. The best thing, though, was to see how much the children loved and trusted the staff. Their workers are among the brightest, nicest, most generous people I've ever had the pleasure of working with. I also like that they are independent and have a strong governing board and impeccable ethics. All around fantastic charity for a great cause.

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