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Save the Children Federation, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/03/2014: Save the Children Federation, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 07/14/2014: SAVE THE CHILDREN FEDERATION INC

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AKA  Save the Children
Fairfield, CT
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Save the Children Federation, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/03/2014: Save the Children Federation, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 07/14/2014: SAVE THE CHILDREN FEDERATION INC

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Also Known As: Save the Children
Physical Address: Fairfield, CT 06825 
EIN: 06-0726487
Web URL: www.savethechildren.org 
Blog URL: savethechildren.typepad.com/blog/ 
NTEE Category: Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q30 International Development, Relief Services
M Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief
M20 Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q33 International Relief
Ruling Year: 1964 
How This Organization Is Funded: US Agency for International Development - $187,473,477
UN World Food Program - $42,181,693


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Mission Statement

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in nearly 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to create immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. in times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Save the Children is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, a global network of 30 independent Save the Children organizations working to ensure the well-being and protection of children in more than 120 countries.

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $597,229,000
Total Expenses $617,468,000

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Carolyn Miles

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Carolyn S. Miles is President & Chief Executive Officer for Save the Children, the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of more than 70 million children in need in the United States and 120 countries around the world. Carolyn became the first woman to head Save the Children in September 2011, after joining the organization in 1998 and serving as its Chief Operating Officer for the past seven years. Initially, Carolyn worked in the private sector after earning her M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Carolyn is a member of the Board of Directors of Blackbaud, a major supplier of nonprofit software and is the chair of the Nominations/Governance Committee. She also serves on the Board of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Carolyn received an M.B.A. from the Darden School and a B.A. from Bucknell University.

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Programs

Program: Child Protection & HIV/AIDS (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$62,207,000
Category:
US & International
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
People Living with HIV or AIDS - PLWHA
None

Program Description:

Save the Children protects children from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence in all regions of the world. Our programs focus on the most vulnerable children while aiming for the safety and well-being of all children. Save the Children is responding to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa, Asia, Eurasia and the Caribbean by partnering with communities to mobilize the resources necessary to tackle HIV/AIDS as well as supporting children and families in need. These partnerships focus on two primary goals: raising awareness about ways to prevent new infection and adopt healthy practices and providing care and support for children and families affected by the pandemic.

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In 2012, Save the Children kept 3 million children safe and protected from harm and provided 39 million children with HIV/AIDS prevention and care.

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Program: Education (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$110,806,000
Category:
US & International
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
None
None

Program Description:

International-Education is vital to lasting positive change in children’s lives. Yet for millions of children and youth in developing countries, education is beyond their grasp. Save the Children reaches the world’s most marginalized children – those who urgently need education to survive and thrive in more than 30 countries around the world. US-Nearly one in every four children in the U. S. lives in a poor family, according to the most recent figures from the federal government. Save the Children works in impoverished rural communities across the nation, in some places where conditions resemble parts of the developing world. We provide early childhood development, literacy, physical activity, and nutrition programming.

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International - In 2012, Save the Children gave 9 million children the chance to prepare for and succeed in school, including 100,000 children in our Literacy Boost program. US - In 2012, Save the Children ensured 240,000 children in 18 states and D.C. were healthy, prepared to succeed in school

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Program: Health and Nutrition (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$135,778,000
Category:
US & International
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Female Adults
None

Program Description:

Save the Children works to ensure that children, their mothers and other caregivers have access to and use key health and nutrition services, as well as adopt healthy behaviors in both development and emergency situations. We use proven methods to fight the major causes of illness, death and malnutrition, and innovate ways to deliver these services most effectively to as many people as possible, especially in impoverished communities, during emergencies and in the aftermath of disasters.

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In 2012, Save the Children provided 17 million children with access to lifesaving health care and prevented malnutrition for 9 million children.

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Program: Hunger and Livelihoods (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$54,557,000
Category:
US & International
Population Served:
Female Adults
None
None

Program Description:

Children are more likely to be safe, educated and healthy when families have secure livelihoods and can support themselves. Save the Children works with vulnerable families to help ensure that they can afford to pay for basic needs and services for their children and provide access to sufficient, nutritious food all year round. We also offer assistance when shocks, such as rising food prices or natural or man-made disasters, threaten to devastate families.

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In 2012, Save the Children provided 7 million children and adults with knowledge and resources to improve household food security and feed their families more nutritious food.

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Program: Emergency Response (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$154,588,000
Category:
US & International
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
None
None

Program Description:

Save the Children is prepared to help protect vulnerable boys and girls during disasters and their aftermath. We also support children's needs throughout ongoing, complex emergencies. On any given day, Save the Children's disaster relief experts can be found responding to the needs of children during these challenging times, providing essential food, safety, comfort and lifesaving care. In the US, Save the Children also responds to emergencies and natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, Oklahoma tornadoes, California wildfires and the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

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International - In 2012, Save the Children supported 9 million children with critical emergency relief and recovery support, as well as preparedness training. US - In 2012, Save the Children ensured 240,000 children in 18 states and D.C. were were healthy, prepared to succeed in school and protected in emergencies, including Hurricane Sandy.

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Thanks to the generous support of our donors and partners, Save the Children helps improve the lives of millions of children in the United States and around the world. In 2012, Save the Children's global movement helped more than 125 million children. We gave children the best chance not only to survive, but to thrive - including a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm, as well as child-focused emergency care - so they could realize their true potential. We achieved immediate and lasting large-scale change for children. We saved childrens' lives.
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Expert Assessment

Most experts mentioned that Save the Children is a large, well established organization. Their main target is to serve vulnerable children, and their WASH programs at schools have been great. Read More »
Save the Children does high quality, technically strong work with a special focus on the welfare and development of children. Moreover, through sharing their knowledge, they have made a strong impact on the international NGO emergency community. Read More »

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2011 Philanthropedia Top Nonprofit

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Evidence of Impact

Save the Children does high quality, technically strong work with a special focus on the welfare and development of children. Moreover, through sharing their knowledge, they have made a strong impact on the international NGO emergency community.

High Quality Work; Collaborate With Field
They have a very strong, capable staff and high quality programs. I am impressed by their contributions to the international NGO emergency community in participating in the creation of quality standards and principles for response in complex emergencies (such as Liberia and Sudan in the 90s). Nonprofit Senior Staff
They are technically strong. They are good at sharing the lessons they've learned in the sector. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Focus on Children's Welfare
They tend to especially focus on impact that translates into the welfare and development of children, in the areas of disaster response that include both the safety/security of children and their families. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Organizational Strengths

Save the Children's staff is strong, recognized as thought leaders in child protection and emergency work in complex environments. Experts also noted the organization's strong internal policies and commitment to vulnerable children.

Thought Leaders in Child Protection
They have good leadership. They have a strong adherence to their principles and mission with focus on vulnerable children. They effectively coordinate between member organizations. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They have a strong staff, and are the thought leaders in child protection and emergency work in complex environments. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They are known for their expertise in child protection in emergencies and have been a leader in that field. They also work longer term, so they can transition from emergency to development fairly seamlessly. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Established Programs, Technical Capacity
They are consistently strong and have a professional contribution. They have selected areas of technical expertise and collaborate well with other professional humanitarian agencies. Other
Strong Advocacy, Leadership and Programs
Their strengths are their advocacy, leadership, and integrated programming. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Strong Institutional Policies, Comprehensive Approach, Productive Collaboration
They have strong institutional policies and systems. They have a strong multi-sectoral and holistic approach to programming, working along the continuum of response-recovery-long term development. They belong to a federation that gives them depth and global reach. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Great Staff
They have a dedicated, high caliber staff. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Areas for Improvement

Although some experts cite inter-federation collaboration as one of Save the Children's strengths, other experts believe coordination between the sister organizations could be more effective and efficient.

Avoid Mission Creep
They need to avoid mission creep, and ensure focus on vulnerable children. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Diversify Donor Base
They need to find diversified resources bases to meet the expanding humanitarian needs. They also need to continue to seek innovation and be nimble to organizationally adapt to the increased uncertainty and vulnerability. Other
Improve Operations
They can improve on their operations. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Improve Inter-Federation Cooperation
Although the federation they belong to has been a strength, it has also been a weakness and until recently not as well coordinated in country programming as it effectively/efficiently should be. Although they have a performance management systems in place, their senior level to executive level staff have often been accused of not respecting the hard work and talent of their staff, with decisions often made on the basis of personal relationships instead of objective results and performance based. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They should establish how they to work more closely with their sister organizations, e.g. Save the Children UK with Save the Children US, etc. Nonprofit Senior Staff
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