Save the Children US

Fairfield, CT • Join Save the Children to give girls and boys in the United States and around the world a healthy start, an education, and protection from harm.

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Save the Children US


Save the Children US is a nonprofit focused on international relief. With $830m in revenue and 1639 employees, it is a relatively large organization. Founded in 1964, Save the Children US is headquartered in Fairfield, CT. The organization is notable for its healthy financials, spending 87% directly on its programs. In recent tax filings, the organization reported expenses of $720m.

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Save the children is an international nonprofit children's relief and development organization. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Global Health

$294m annual program spend • In 2017, save the children helped give 33 million children around the world a healthy start in life, with a focus on maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition, ending child hunger and hiv/aids.

Education & Protection

$112m annual program spend • In 2017, save the children helped give 9.7 million children around the world the opportunity to learn, with a focus on early learning, boosting literacy and empowering youth. In the U.S., we reached more than 66,000 children in 16 states through our early education and literacy programs. In addition, we helped protect 3.1 million children from harm in 2017. In 2017, our caring professionals provided psychological and emotional support to 206,000 orphans and vulnerable children.


$71.5m annual program spend • In 2017, save the children responded to 121 humanitarian crises in 61 countries, helping over 17 million people, including over 10 million children. In the U.S., we've responded to every major disaster since hurricane katrina, helping more than 1 million children. In 2017, we reached nearly 157,000 children through our U.S. Emergency response and preparedness programs.

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Every Child Deserves a Future.

For 100 years, we’ve been giving children in the U.S. and around the world a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We do whatever it takes to save children, transforming their lives and the future we share.


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