Save the Children Federation, Inc. HQ

aka Save the Children   |   Fairfield, CT   |  www.savethechildren.org

Mission

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. 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.

Notes from the nonprofit

Ruling year info

1964

President and Chief Executive Officer

Janti Soeripto

Main address

501 Kings Highway East Suite 400

Fairfield, CT 06825 USA

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EIN

06-0726487

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

International Relief (Q33)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Save the Children is focused on serving the needs of children and securing their rights. We work to: 1. Keep children healthy and save newborn lives. 2. Prepare preschoolers for kindergarten and educate children. 3. Protect children during emergencies. 4. Champion gender equality. 5. Expand economic prospects for vulnerable youth.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Education

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.

COVID Education Response:
We’re supporting and advocating for safe learning and a return to school for all. Save the Children helps more children in crisis recover and return to learning than any other global humanitarian organization. Now we’re pioneering new ways for children, including those with disabilities, to stay safe while keeping up with their education, employing both high- and low-tech innovations. We’re committed to ensuring all children are able to return to school as soon as it’s safe to do so.
We also serve as co-chair of the UN’s Education in Emergencies Cluster, leading the global effort to ensure children’s right to education is not disrupted in times of crisis, including the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re right now calling for a global education emergency plan that ensures all children continue to learn while schools are closed through inclusive distance learning, every child is supported to return to school as soon as it’s safe, and governments and donors invest in education now, so we can build better education systems for the future.
• Globally, we’ve supported distance learning for 2.9 million children, including 90,000 children with disabilities.
• In 53 countries, we’re supporting governments to adapt school curricula in ways that address COVID-19 challenges.
• This past summer, we launched Save Our Education, a global campaign to mobilize governments, countries and supporters to ensure children’s right to an education, and we’ve proposed a plan to keep children learning and get them back to school when it is safe.
• We’re supporting distance learning through the development and delivery of learning materials by internet, and lower-tech options like radio, phone and television.
• We’re ensuring that children who rely on school feeding programs have access to alternatives, so they don’t go hungry.
• We’re supporting back-to-school initiatives that inform parents about schools reopening, get children back into classes and make sure schools are safe.
• We’re advocating for governments to support teachers’ ability to use distance learning tools – and that they continue to be paid.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

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.

COVID Health and Nutrition Response:
• We’re delivering more nutritious meals combined with learning resources to children in low-income, rural American communities during this pandemic than any other nonprofit.
• We’re leveraging our global leadership in family survival and food security to ensure America’s vulnerable families have the means they need to feed their children.
• Globally, we’ve provided cash and/or vouchers to help 389,000 families put food on the table and meet other basic needs.
• We’re advocating that “essential services” during lockdowns include agricultural production, food processing and marketing to ensure food is available and affordable.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

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.

COVID Emergency Response:
Because of the COVID-19 crisis, children’s lives and futures are on the line, here in the United States and all around the world. Save the Children's expertise allows us to be actively engaged in the most sweeping humanitarian response in our 101 year history. We aim to protect the lives and futures of a generation of children from the unique risks posed to children by the COVID-19 crisis.
We’re on the front lines, in the world’s most dangerous, most desolate places, where it’s toughest to be a child. In places where survival is already at risk due to desperate poverty, made worse by crises like war and natural disaster.
We’re also a global leader in advocating for a coordinated worldwide pandemic response and recovery effort that prioritizes children’s well-being first and foremost – because, as we fundamentally believe, children are our future.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Save the Children is on the ground every day ensuring children are protected from harm, including abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence, and we promote a safe family environment for every child.
We’re leading on global protection for the most vulnerable. The world leader in protecting children in crisis, we’re now doing whatever it takes to keep the most vulnerable children – including girls, child refugees, street children and children with disabilities – safe from risks now heightened during the pandemic, plus providing mental health and other services to those in distress.
• Globally, we’ve provided mental health and psychosocial support to 287,000 adults and 190,000 children dealing with stress and trauma.
• Around the world, we’re protecting children from violence, abuse and exploitation – risks that are heightened due to school closures, loss of family income and interruption of social services.
• We’re focusing on women and girls who face reduced access to health services and increased risk of gender-based violence, child marriage and teenage pregnancy.
• We’re supporting parents and caregivers with resources and guidance on positive parenting to reduce children’s risk of physical harm, gender based violence and online abuse.
• We’re providing those at risk of and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence with support and care.
• We‘re advocating for children’s protection from violence to be prioritized, including by implementation of the UN Secretary General’s call to action on a global ceasefire on violence in the home.
• We’re co-leading the UN’s Child Protection Area of Responsibility in seven of the most vulnerable COVID-affected countries.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Where we work

Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2012

Charity Navigator 2012

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children given a healthy start in life

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Health and Nutrition

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Save the Children has helped reduce newborn deaths by 42% since 2000, saving 1.7 million babies each year and decreasing the number of children dying before age 5 by over half since 1990.

Number of children given an opportunity to learn

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2020, we worked tirelessly to ensure 12M children affected by school closures, continued to learn with their physical, emotional and educational needs supported.

Number of children protected from harm

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Child Protection

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2020, our goal was to bridge this gap and ensure children at risk of violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect had quality protection services during COVID.

Number of children helped in emergencies

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Emergency Response

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Save the Children - global leader in child-focused humanitarian response. We can put a world-class team of health professionals to work for children in crisis anywhere in the world within 72 hours.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our 2030 ambition: We will do whatever it takes to ensure all children survive, learn and are protected by achieving three global breakthroughs by 2030.

Our three global breakthroughs are:
- No child under age 5 dies from a preventable cause
- All children learn from a quality basic education
- Violence for children is no longer tolerated

As a leading provider of humanitarian and development assistance around the world, Save the Children's experienced management, innovative programmatic strategies, international reach, and technical and operational expertise make a difference in the lives of children in need. With thousands of employees worldwide, our work on behalf of children is performed by a highly professional and engaged workforce capable of anticipating and responding to a broad spectrum of opportunities and challenges. We are global leaders in the areas of early childhood development; maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition; and emergency response. We are recognized internationally for our capacity to mobilize communities, reach disadvantaged populations, and build bridges for effective communication among individuals, local organizations, and host country government authorities at all levels. We have invested in the operational, technological, financial, and knowledge management systems required to achieve our goals. Our operating budget of nearly $700 million is built on a diverse funding base of individual and corporate donations, grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts from major multilateral and bilateral donors, foundations, and other private voluntary organizations. As part of the global Save the Children movement, we can draw upon the expertise, perspectives and resources of our 30 Save the Children colleague organizations.

In 2020, Save the Children reached 197 million children in over 100 countries, including 1 million here in the United States:

- Save the Children helped give 27.9 million children around the world a healthy start
- We helped give 12 million children around the world the opportunity to learn
- We helped protect 3.1 million children from harm
- We responded to 136 humanitarian emergencies in 77 countries, reaching 18.5 million children

Save the Children will do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Save the Children Federation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brad Irwin

Philip Geier

The Geier Group, LLC

Gabriela Hearst

Brad Irwin

David Mastrocola

Pleasant Lake Partners

Carolyn Miles

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Sunil Sani

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Pernille Spiers-Lopez

Helene Sullivan

Dona Davis Young

Dawn Sweeney

National Restaurant Association

Debra Fine

Fine Capital Partners

Cynthia Augustine

FCB

Irving Bailey

Chrysalis Ventures

Abhijit Banerjee

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

Emmanuel (Manny) Chirico

PVH Corp.

Mary Dillon

Ulta Beauty

Jennifer Garner

Jim Goldman

Charlotte Guyman

Ernie Herrman

TJX Companies

Larry Horowitz

Selby Lane Enterprises

Joe Mandato

Mainsail

Peg McGetrick

Liberty Square Asset Management

Catherine Oppenheimer

National Dance Institute of New Mexico

Permille Spiers-Lopez

Helene Sullivan

Forrest Berkley

Peter Fasolo

Johnson & Johnson

Jeremy Kohomban

The Children's Village

Raj Kumar

Devex

Anne Mulcahy

Julie Nordstrom

Cokie Roberts

ABC News

Joe Roth

Tracy Stuart

JudeeAnn Williams

CAA

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/22/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/22/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.