Annual Report: Results for Children

In 2015, Save the Children worked in 120 countries, including the United States, and helped more than 185 million children — including more than 62 million children directly. Together with the tremendous support of our donors and partners, we transformed children's lives and the future we share. Thank you!

LAST YEAR, SAVE THE CHILDREN WORKED IN
120 COUNTRIES
AND HELPED MORE THAN
185 MILLION CHILDREN

Results for Children

In 2015, as we celebrated great progress for children, Save the Children strengthened its resolve to reach millions who are still denied the health care, education and protection every child deserves. As the global community agreed to new targets for 2030, Save the Children embarked on an ambitious new plan to ensure every last child has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life.

Thanks to your tremendous support, we made significant progress for children last year. We reached an estimated 185 million children, achieving lasting, large-scale results around the world. Through innovative, evidence-based programs and relentless advocacy, we will demonstrate that our vision for children is within our reach.

Please join us in taking the next step toward making this world a reality for children.

Save the Children President & CEO
Carolyn Miles

Where We Work

Nature of Our Programs

The Opportunity to Learn

Save the Children is dedicated to ensuring every child, everywhere, has the opportunity to learn. More children are in school than ever before, and now it is up to all of us to make sure they are developing the critical skills they need to succeed. We use evidence-based programs to drive learning outcomes,so children learn in and outside of school.

Thanks to you, Save the Children supported quality education for children in need around the world in 2015, directly reaching 12.2 million children.


A Healthy Start

Save the Children is dedicated to ensuring every child, everywhere, has a healthy start. We have been at the forefront of global efforts to cut child mortality rates by more than half. In 2015, nearly 6 million children under age 5 died from preventable or treatable causes, and the most vulnerable children still miss out on the health care they need to survive and thrive.

Thanks to you, Save the Children supported the delivery of high-impact health care to 22.6 million children and directly reached another 11.1 million through our nutrition programs.

Readiness. Relief. Recovery

When the worst happens, children are always among the most vulnerable – and often suffer most. Save the Children responds to natural disasters, conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies across the globe with health, education and protection programs that address the unique needs of children in crisis. We ensure that our assistance reaches groups of children who are often marginalized, such as girls and refugee children.

2015 presented the world with unprecedented challenges. Thanks to your incredible generosity, Save the Children responded to 99 humanitarian crises in 59 countries, directly reaching 13.8 million people, including 7.1 million children.

Policy. Advocacy. Action.

Through the power of policy analysis, advocacy and action, Save the Children leverages the success of our programs to achieve lasting results for children in the United States and around the world

In 2015, Save the Children successfully advocated for large-scale, sustainable progress for children within several priority areas.

Dakota Fanning visits a Save the Children U.S. Program.


A Charity You Can Trust


How We Use Our Funds

Operating Revenue


We are grateful for the support of our individual donors, foundation, corporate and venture partners — who know that an investment in childhood is an investment worth making. Download the Annual Report

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