Save the Children USA

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Save the Children "is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. It is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, comprising 27 national Save the Children organizations working in more than 100 countries to ensure the well-being of children." [1]

"1998: Save the Children is named lead agency of PVO/NGO Networks for Health Project, a five year, $51 million USAID-funded international partnership supporting comprehensive health programs for women and children." [2]

Member of InterAction.

Funding

For FY 2005 their total operating revenue was just over $396 million. This came from:

  • Child Sponsorship - $31 million
  • Private Gifts, Grants & Contracts (incl. Bequests) - $175 million
  • Government Grants & Contracts - $128 million
  • Commodities and Ocean Freight - $54 million [3]

According to their 990 form Pledges receivable were just less than $16 million, Grants receivable were $12.5 million (p.3)

Detailed Contributions Breakdown(pp.16-8)

  • Direct mail - $12 million
  • Door to door - $0.7 million
  • Indirect public support - $1.7 million
  • Special events contributions - $2.3 million
  • General support & GIK - $166 million
  • Foreign government - $8 million
  • United Nations High Commission for Refugees - $30 million
  • Foundations and Trusts - $14 million
  • Corporate and other business grants - $3 million
  • Legacies and bequests - $3 million
  • USAID - $149 million
  • US Department of Agriculture - $2 million
  • US Department of State - $3 million
  • Corp for Natl & Comm Service - $1 million
  • All other government grants - $1 million
TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS - $438 million

NOTE (Since this information was put online, they have now removed their 990 form from their website, so the USAID link is hard to find)

Corporate sponsors

For details of Corporate Partners

Donor providing $5 Million and up include:

  • Microsoft
  • Scholastic Book Clubs is a proud supporter of Save the Children’s literacy initiative, having donated over 1.5 million books since 2001 through “ClassroomsCare”, a school-based initiative that teaches children about the meaning and rewards of reading and giving
  • T.J. Maxx

Many others provide less than $5 million and oil companies are helping promote educational developments (Exxon Mobil, Premier Oil). [4]

Board of Trustees

Source (Pdf) For futher details

Former Directors

Related SourceWatch Resources

Contact

Web: http://www.savethechildren.org