It is because of our commitment to children that we rank high among other nonprofit organizations. Charity watchers, prestigious publishers, consumer advocates and others agree — Save the Children is a top charity that you can trust.
Below are just a few of the ratings we’ve received as well as frequently asked questions.
Most Recent Rating: 2023 Top-Rated
The Great Nonprofits Top-Rated Awards is the one and only people’s choice award where volunteers, donors, and people served by nonprofits are asked to share stories of inspiration and express their appreciation. Based on a series of positive reviews, Save the Children received a top-rated award for 2023.
Most Recent Rating: A-
CharityWatch is a nonprofit charity watchdog and information service that provides ratings for approximately 500 major U.S. charities. Ratings are updated annually using data from the IRS Form 990 and audited financial statements.
Most Recent Rating: Four Stars
Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator has become the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. Ratings are updated annually based on two broad areas of a charity's performance: Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency. Charity Navigator applies an overall rating (zero-to-four stars).
Most Recent Rating: Accredited Charity
The Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance reviews charities governance and oversight, effectiveness, finances and fundraising and informational materials to determine whether a charity meets its standards of becoming an accredited charity. Save the Children meets the 20 standards needed to be rated as an accredited national charity.
America's Top 100 Charities
The 2021 Forbes list of America's Top 100 Charities places Save the Children as ranking 31st. The Forbes list of America's Top 100 Charities is based on the most recently reported fiscal year and the rankings reflect private contributions only.
Most Recent Rating: A
Save the Children is Gender Fair-certified, receiving an A in each the four categories measured: Leadership, Employee Policies, Advertising and Philanthropy. We are proud to be the first nonprofit and first non-governmental organization (NGO) to achieve this designation. Learn More.
Most Recent Rating: Platinum
GuideStar provides as much information as they can about each nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and so much more.
Passing “TrustedSite” Security Scan
TrustedSite is dedicated to building and protecting trust for websites. To help address concerns about possible hacker access to confidential data and the safety of visiting or shopping at certain sites, the TrustedSite trustmark appears only when a site passes the daily scans.
Most Recent Rating: 4.5 Stars
As the world's largest social network, Facebook members have the ability to write reviews about organizations like Save the Children. We currently have a rating of 4.5 out of 5 on Facebook.
Most Popular Charities in 2022
Save the Children ranked 12th on the list of Fidelity Charitable Most Popular Charities in 2022. Fidelity Charitable’s most popular nonprofit list is ranked based on the number of donor-advised funds supporting an individual charity. The 2022 list includes the 20 most popular charities by Giving Account support.
Green Climate Fund Accredited
Save the Children is a Green Climate Fund accredited entity, aiming to help scale up locally-led approaches to adaptation. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is the world's largest climate fund ($10 billion pledged).
The 10 Most Innovative Non-Profits of 2023
This year’s honorees in the not-for-profit category show that nonprofits can be as innovative and expansive as any company—whether they’ve branched out from an established business or started out as their own entity.
We’re thrilled to announce that for the second consecutive year Save the Children was been recognized as a "Very High Performer" in gender equality by @Global Health 50/50. Through its flagship report, Global Health 50/50 reviews the gender-related policies and practices of nearly 200 organizations that aim to promote health and/or influence global health policies. We are committed to continued progress and so grateful for this honor.
Save the Children is the world’s leading expert on childhood. Since our founding 100 years ago, we have changed the lives of over 1 billion children. In 2022, Save the Children programs and partners helped 118 million children in 116 countries become healthier, safer and better educated.
These results are reflective of our proven efficiency, effectiveness and accountability. Our independently audited financial statements consistently show that out of every dollar spent, 86 cents goes directly to programs and services for children and families in need. By keeping administrative costs low, more funding goes to children’s programs.Back to Top
Charity watch groups name us as a top-rated children’s charity among other children’s charities and non-profit organizations. Included among these charity rankings are a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, an A rating from GenderFair and an A- rating from CharityWatch.Back to Top
You can be assured that Save the Children uses the valuable resources donors have provided in the most cost-effective ways possible.
In fiscal year 2022, 86% of all expenditures went straight to our mission. This means that, out of every dollar spent, 86 cents goes to programs and services for children and families in need. Learn more here.Back to Top
We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
Our experienced and highly skilled staff and teams around the world work tirelessly to build a better future for and with children by responding to emergencies and conflict, delivering innovative development programs, and ensuring children’s voices are heard through our campaign and advocacy work. This wouldn’t be possible without our supporters who donate to kids in need.
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