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.

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

Save the Children has worked with more children to ensure they get quality education the last decade than any other global non-profit, helping over 280 million children fulfill their right to learn. We helped reduce the number of out-of-school children by over one-third since 2000
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. We work 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.

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.

As the pandemic continued throughout the world in 2021, we worked to ensure children’s routine immunizations and health care were not disrupted. We trained and equipped health workers to deal with new challenges. We also found innovative ways to provide families with knowledge and resources to keep safe from COVID and slow its spread.

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.

Ukraine
Since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, two-thirds of children have fled their homes and more than 6.6 million people have had to flee to neighbouring countries. In parts of the country, thousands of children remain in the direct line of fire as shelling, airstrikes, and ground fighting continue. Persistent air strikes have damaged schools and hospitals, killing civilians and making it hard for children to access health care and safe education. Save the Children has responded quickly to this crisis, both in Ukraine and in surrounding countries where families are seeking refuge.

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 2021

Charity Navigator 2021

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

Save the Children is a global leader in helping children fulfill their right to a quality education. We ensure children are ready to succeed in school and have solid learning experiences.

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

Save the Children is a global leader in child protection, especially in times of crisis and conflict, when children are most vulnerable.

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

The global leader in child-focused humanitarian response, Save the Children does whatever it takes to help children in crisis. We are always among the first to respond and the last to leave.

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.

Save the Children will prioritize program outcomes and enablers that will allow us to achieve our three global breakthroughs:
- 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 2021, Save the Children reached 183 million children in over 120 countries, including 837,000 here in the United States:

- Save the Children helped keep 26.5 million children around the world healthy.
- We helped 12.2 million children access quality education including more than 6.2 million girls.
- We helped 10.1 million children and 3.2 million mothers improve their nutrition.
- We helped protect 4.1 million children from harm.
- We responded to 103 humanitarian emergencies in 80 countries, reaching 18 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 06/29/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brad Irwin

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/29/2022

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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 without 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.