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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

12 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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is exceptional. The best review I can share is the following.
Recently we had a meeting the HR director who had returned from a trip to Africa.
She shared with us photos, stories and case studies of the amazing work they are doing.
Her excitement and passion for her role, organization, and a women helping children was inspiring.
It is a pleasure working with everyone at Save The Children, - all levels.
Their passion and hard work does not go unnoticed.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have read so much about this organization and I think it's amazing and is doing tremendous work.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

From all I read about Save the Children they do excellent work. I would not under any circumstances donate to an organization where the CEO receives a salary of almost $400,000. I can only imagine the organization's justification for this. Shameful.

Review from CharityNavigator

Carol88

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

I have been looking for a charity that helps the improvished children of the world. Save the Children stands out from all the others. But I was amazed of the salary of the CEO. It is so contradictory of the work that this charity does. Do you really need almost $400K a year to live comfortably? I have always wondered where the funds are spent having managed a non-profit organization in Massachusetts. Even there it was questionable with management and paying for their families health care out of donations. I am reconsidering my donation to this organization. My money would be better spent traveling to these areas and giving the money directly to the families in need.

Review from CharityNavigator

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I constantly use the publications that Save The Children publishes. In particular, this year, I used the publication on teenage pregnancy being a leading cause of death in the developing world. This topic is not really addressed in the literature, but the Save the Children looks into this problem which is actually a really big deal. Thank you for advocating for this and many other forgotten or unaddressed causes. Your publications and research cis being used academically and professionally!

Olga S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I think what you are doing is great. I hope one day I can help more.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great people working to help children, both throughout the world but also here in the United States. Their work is vital in getting food and education to underprivileged children, and to make sure that the governments are accountable to this often overlooked group. Our children determine our future, so we need to make sure they are given the opportunities needed to succeed, and Save The Children does this very well.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

Maybe I'm missing something here, but I'm thinking Charles F. MacCormack's (President, CEO) $391,194 salary could save a lot of children.

Review from CharityNavigator

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are lots of organizations out there right now who claim to do good work and use your money wisely, but honestly, I don't think a lot of them are as transparent or responsible as Save the Children. I don't give to an organization I don't trust, but Save the Children does an incredible amount of work all over the world and the money really does go where they say it goes. They also want their programs to be self sustaining, even after they leave. Working with communities and families to develop solutions that have long term positive effects is an approach I will support!