Corporate Partners: $1 million - $4,999,999 Lifetime Giving
Since 1998, American Express has supported Save the Children not only with donations for emergency relief and recovery efforts during times of crisis, but also with cause promotion, pro bono engagement, employee giving campaigns, and grants for leadership development training.
The mission of the American Express philanthropic program brings to life the company's deeply-held belief in good corporate citizenship by supporting communities in ways that resonate with the company's employees, customers, business partners and other stakeholders.
Their ongoing and generous support exemplifies this commitment.
In 2010, American Girl introduced Shine On Now, a charitable initiative that encourages girls to be their best by providing ways for them to give back to their communities. Through Shine On Now, American Girl calls on girls across the country to collect books for Save the Children's U.S. Literacy Program. As a result, more than $460,000 in books and other materials were placed in the hands of children in rural America in the first year of the initiative. Since the launch of Shine On Now, American Girl has continued to support our literacy programs each year with books and funds to help us develop children's literacy skills and provide them with the guidance and support they need to grow as readers.
Bank of America has supported Save the Children through numerous emergencies in the U.S. and around the world. Most recently, Bank of America supported our response to the Ebola Crisis in West Africa, as well as our response to refugee children on the move across Europe. In the past, Bank of America also supported Save the Children’s health programs in the U.S., Malawi, Brazil and India.
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is one of Save the Children's key pro bono partners. Our global relationship, in place for almost 20 years, has seen the group's consultants dedicate their time and expertise to collaborate with us on a number of international and domestic projects. Our partnership gives the BCG team the opportunity to apply skills normally associated with business consultancy to a different goal — improving the way we create change for children. In 2010, BCG consultants provided invaluable analysis and support during our response to the earthquake in Haiti and flooding in Pakistan.
With generous support from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Save the Children has been working in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia to combat tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, and educate communities in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programs. The project aims to improve community awareness and knowledge about TB – its cause, transmission and prevention, as well as the importance of early detection and completion of treatment. Save the Children has been using our Maternal and Newborn Child Health platform to integrate TB prevention alongside Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS activities, working vigorously to enhance community knowledge to bring about improved care-seeking and, as a result, case detection, prevention and treatment.
Carnival Corporation & plc is a long-standing emergency partner of Save the Children. They have generously supported our humanitarian responses to many large natural disasters, including the Asian Tsunami, the Japanese Tsunami, the Haitian Earthquake, Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Katrina and, most recently, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. During the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, Carnival generously offered us the Doc Holiday Bar aboard the Holiday Cruise Ship to use as an infant care room and child care center. The center served about 70 children daily while docked in Mobile, Alabama.
Carters has supported Save the Children since 2012 with an at-register campaign in the U.S. in celebration of Mother's Day. Carter's and Oshkosh B'Gosh support our early childhood education program – Early Steps to School Success – Save the Children’s program for children from pre-birth to 5 years of age. Early Steps works with children and families in rural areas where there is little other early childhood support. The program not only helps kids learn, but gives U.S. moms the support they need to help their children thrive right from the start.
Carter's looks for opportunities to nurture and protect children and to build communities in which children can thrive, focusing on those needs where their strengths and resources are best able to bring about meaningful and positive change. Carters has also worked with Save the Children in times of crisis in the U.S. and around the world, donating funds to help kids in shelters have a supply of clothing.
Citi Foundation has been supporting Save the Children's programs around the world since the 1990s – we're proud to say Citi is one of our longest-standing corporate partners. Together we have implemented projects in Education, Emergency Response, HIV/AIDS, Youth Livelihoods, Financial Education and Microfinance in many countries throughout the developing world. Most recently, we have focused our joint efforts in programs that aim to unlock the potential of youth as income-earners and contributors to the social fabric of their communities. Through these programs, we strive to give youth a voice in their future by providing access to high-quality vocational training and financial education workshops to strengthen their vocational skills, life skills and, ultimately, their employability.
Cummins, Inc. and the Cummins Foundation have partnered with Save the Children since 2011 to ensure that children in emergency situations have access to quality education in a safe and protective learning environment. Through their critical support, Cummins, Inc. has enabled us to respond to acute and chronic crises across the globe through direct intervention and preparedness strategies. Most recently through their support, we have been able to provide direct and immediate assistance to the children and families impacted by Typhoon Pam in Vanuatu, flooding in Mozambique, Bangladesh and Myanmar and the devastating earthquake in Nepal.
Cummins employees have also shown great dedication to Save the Children and generously supported our emergency response activities through workplace giving and employee engagement efforts.
Since 2005, ExxonMobil has partnered with Save the Children to strengthen international education and women's' opportunity initiatives, helping to provide a quality education and advance learning in underserved regions. The ExxonMobil Foundation has funded long-term projects in Egypt, Angola, and Indonesia, which includes building schools and ensuring that girls have access to an education. In 2008, ExxonMobil launched an education program called ‘Ishraq' in Egypt, which is an integrated curriculum designed to provide girls with literacy and life skills, enabling them to become confident adults with economic and political benefits. In total, ExxonMobil has contributed over $6 million to develop and expand such initiatives.
Facebook’s collaboration with Save the Children has made an immeasurable impact on our emergency response. In 2014, we worked with Facebook to launch a global campaign to help children and families affected by the Ebola outbreak. Through this effort, Facebook users were prompted to learn more about the Ebola epidemic, take action and donate. More than 50,000 Facebook users around the world supported the response effort at a critical time when lives were at risk in affected West Africa nations. Further, during the 2015 monsoon flooding in Myanmar, Save the Children worked with Facebook to launch a regionally targeted campaign after the national government appealed to the global community for aid. This targeted call to action users raised nearly $1 million in less than a week and provided urgently needed funds for this disaster. In 2015, Save the Children was proud to present Facebook with an award for their leadership commitment during times of crisis.
As one of the world’s most iconic chocolate brands, Godiva Chocolatier believes that protecting children is a shared responsibility across the cocoa industry. In 2014, Godiva launched a multiyear maternal and child health partnership with Save the Children to improve outcomes for vulnerable populations. Our project work takes place in Côte d’Ivoire, specifically in those communities where Godiva sources some of its cocoa. The program concentrates on improving the quality of health care by building the capacity of frontline health workers and facilities, creating demand for services and advocating for stronger health policies and functional systems in cocoa-producing communities. Over the course of this partnership, employees of Godiva have also supported Save the Children with fundraising initiatives and events.
Save the Children and Google have worked together in the U.S., Latin America, the Middle East and Europe. In total, Google has supported Save the Children with more than $5 million in donations to our child-centered humanitarian and development programs, with a strong focus on global emergency response. We have collaborated on multiple emergencies and have benefited from Google technology, such as Google Maps and Google Earth as well as customized solutions for responses which benefitted all NGO’s during the Nepal Earthquake as well as the European Refugee Crisis. Notably, Google supported Save the Children’s response to the Ebola crisis through a public-facing 2:1 match campaign promoted on their Google search page in the U.S. Google supported Save the Children’s response to the European Refugee crisis similarly, with a public 1:1 match campaign alongside their other NGO partners. Google has also supported Save the Children’s efforts to promote Internet safety among school-age children in Latin America, and we have benefited from Google employee engagement through the company’s annual “Googleserve” activities, and pro-bono engineering support around the world. Google also participates as an advisory member of Save the Children’s global Humanitarian Leadership Academy, which seeks to improve the emergency response capacity of domestic NGO’s in targeted regions around the world. In 2015, Save the Children presented Google with an award for their leadership commitment to supporting our work during times of crisis.
In 2013, the Hewlett-Packard Company Foundation made a generous three-year commitment to provide $750,000 for Save the Children's education in emergency programs for children affected by disasters and conflicts. The support enables us to address the education needs of crisis-affected children internationally and in the United States and build our core capacity in this essential area of emergency response. Through this support we have adapted Literacy Boost for emergency contexts to leverage our innovative, evidence-based program to counter the global rise in the number of children who finish primary school unable to read well enough to learn. The commitment to education work builds on the HP Company Foundation's strong support when disaster strikes. From Hurricane Sandy to Typhoon Haiyan; the Sichuan Earthquake to the Colorado Floods, the Hewlett-Packard Company Foundation and HP employees stand with us through Foundation Giving as well as Workplace Giving Activation and Matching Gifts.
Since 2011, The Noerr Programs, providers of The Santa and Bunny Photo Experience for shopping centers, retailers, and resorts, has collected donations at its venues across the country to support Save the Children’s early childhood education, literacy, health and emergency preparedness programs in the United States. One guest and one act of giving at a time, those donations have added up to exceed $1 million. In addition to financial support for these programs, Noerr has brought Santa and The Bunny to brighten the spirits of underserved children, delivering gifts and messages about the importance of reading to Save the Children program sites across the U.S. Save the Children’s domestic programs strive to ensure that children in need are ready to succeed by the time they begin school, to thrive academically and developmentally, and to lead healthy and active lives. Noerr has been a valuable partner in making that a reality.
PayPal has partnered with Save the Children since 2004 to help improve the lives of children around the world. Through the PayPal Giving Fund, consumers are able to support Save the Children’s mission and donate to emergency relief and recovery efforts during times of crisis. Save the Children has also been featured in several promotional activities and innovative fundraising approaches. In 2011, PayPal joined an initiative with Save the Children and online gamer Athene through which the power of crowd funding was harnessed to generate over $1 million dollars in 100 days to fight famine in the horn of Africa.
In response to the massive 2011 earthquake in Japan, Sony Corporation teamed up with Save the Children to create the Restart Japan Aid Project. This effort centers on providing aid and recovery to victims of the disaster and child protection and care, education and creative activities, with a focus on psychological care for children throughout the affected areas. Restart Japan leverages the tremendous resources of the Sony Corporation to provide Save the Children with the means to help the people of Japan rebuild their lives. Sony has supported a number of Save the Children's other emergency response efforts around the world in recent years, assisting us with our responses to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, the Oklahoma Tornadoes in 2013 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012 among other emergency responses.
Thanks to Target's generosity, children in India now have access to child-focused, inclusive teaching environments, and in China, early childhood care and development is improving for the children of migrants. Target has also worked with Save the Children to increase school retention in communities that grow coffee for its exclusive Archer Farms brand and, as part of its commitment to disaster relief, Target has supported Save the Children's response to numerous catastrophic events, most recently Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Save the Children and Verizon have worked together for more than a decade, engaging Verizon's employees in Save the Children's global emergency response capabilities. We have also collaborated on an innovative computer literacy project in the Dominican Republic, which aims to ensure safe access to learning materials through technology to improve educational outcomes for children.
In 2011, Save the Children received a $400,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to provide new economic opportunities to women in San Pedro Masahuat, El Salvador, which suffered extensive damage during 2009's Hurricane Ida. Impoverished women from communities damaged by the hurricane have fresh opportunities to improve their lives and those of their families through this partnership between Walmart and Save the Children. The Foundation's support will help 3,000 women over the next two years, identifying women who are recognized as community leaders and providing them with the economic, marketing and technical skills they will need to start small businesses and, in turn, mentor others in income-generating activities. Save the Children anticipates that 10,800 women and their family members will directly benefit from the project. This is one of six initiatives that the Walmart Foundation will fund through its new Latin America Women's Initiative, which aims to empower women throughout South America.
Through the award winning two-year We Can Be Heroes Campaign, Warner Bros., DC Entertainment and the Justice League increased awareness and funding to fight hunger in the horn of Africa. Through this innovative campaign, superheroes told the personal stories of children affected by the crisis and galvanized a global audience to take action, raising nearly $3 million in critically needed funding for the breadth of our humanitarian responses in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. This funding, pooled with other support, enabled us to reach 4.5 million children and adults through our food, nutrition, health, water and sanitation, child protection, emergency education and livelihoods programs. Save the Children was one of three beneficiaries of the campaign and was recognized at the 2013 Cause Marketing Forum with the Silver Halo Awards for both Best Print and Best Video.
In 2012, Wells Fargo made a $1 million, two-year pledge to Save the Children's Early Steps to School Success program, which provides quality early childhood education via home visits to children under the age of 5 who are living in poverty. Together, Save the Children and Wells Fargo are giving more than 9,000 children in America's poorest rural communities access to early learning opportunities that they would not have otherwise had. Because of Wells Fargo's critical support of our Early Steps to School Success program, each year thousands of children will enter kindergarten ready to succeed and thrive.
Western Union and Save the Children have been partnering since 2010. Our partnership initiated when Save the Children became a beneficiary of Western Union’s 50 Days of Giving Holiday promotion. Since then, Western Union has generously supported disaster relief for many humanitarian crises, including the Haiti Earthquake, Pakistan Earthquake, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Flooding in India, and Ebola Relief. Western Union also supports moving money in humanitarian settings through their NGO Global Pay product. In 2014, their support grew to also include supporting youth employment programming in the Philippines by providing vocational training to youth to help them start a business or find a job. In 2016, Western Union announced Save the Children as their new anchor partner in Asia for youth employment programming across China, India and the Philippines over the next five years, expected to reach 3,500 women and youth. This support is anchored by their commitment to disaster relief and their Education for Better initiative, which has an ambitious goal to train 50,000 women and youth over the next five years around the globe.
The Xerox Foundation has been a strong supporter of Save the Children’s emergency response and relief efforts, including a donation of $100,000 to support our Ebola response and $30,000 in support of the Children’s Refugee Crisis. Xerox has also supported our Children’s Emergency Fund, the Miles Hunger Fund and our response to the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. Additionally in 2010, Xerox supported the Anne M. Mulcahy Endowment Fund for the Empowerment of Young Women.
Zynga Inc., the creator of FarmVille, has made donations to Save the Children through its social network games, contributing more than $3 million since 2010 to support programs benefiting children and families worldwide. Since its first Save the Children promotion in the game Yoville in 2010, Zynga promotions have run in games such as FarmVille, ChefVille and Castleville. In the games, Zynga players use real money to purchase virtual social goods to benefit Save the Children's programs.
Responding to the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan nearly as quickly as emergency workers, Zynga employees hustled to get campaigns up and-running, encouraging players to spring into action and connecting with survivors just 12 hours after the earth shook. Pitching in to help here at home in America when tornadoes ravaged communities in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and beyond, Zynga again quickly launched new virtual social goods across its game platforms to raise relief funds. The company has continued to raise funds through a pre-positioned widget during subsequent disasters. Games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo, and on iPad and iPhone applications. Through Zynga.org, Zynga players have raised more than $10 million for world social causes.