Financial Information

In fiscal year 2015, 87 percent of all expenditures went to program services. That percentage is an average for all of Save the Children
Annual Report 2015

2015 Annual Report
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Fiscal Year 2015 Snapshot

How We Use Our Funds

Operating Revenue

Where We Work

Nature of Our Programs

Audited Financial Information

Additional Information and 990s

Information concerning Save the Children Federation, Inc., including copies of its IRS Forms 990 and 990-T, may be obtained without cost by calling 1.800.728.3843, writing to Save the Children Federation, Inc. at 501 Kings Highway East, Fairfield, CT 06825 or send an email to

*The majority of decrease in net assets in 2015 was due to spending down of temporarily restricted funds raised in previous years.

In 2014 on average, to administer cash gifts (non Gifts-in-Kind) donated for current use, Save the Children charged 6 percent for fundraising, 6 percent for management and general, and 5 percent for program development and public policy support.

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