Get more information about Save the Children’s achievements, administrative costs and funding through detailed financial statements in our 2021 Annual Report, Results for Children.

Financial Statements and Information

Save the Children has a proven track record of using donations efficiently and effectively. From school children who send their allowance for relief efforts to the largest philanthropic donors, we cherish all of our supporters. You can be assured that Save the Children uses the valuable resources donors have provided in the most cost-effective ways possible.

Our independently audited financial statements consistently show that out of every dollar spent, 85 cents goes directly toward helping children. We keep administrative costs low so that more funding goes to children’s programs.

Save the Children Program Funding

In fiscal year 2021, 85% of all expenditures went to program services.

A graphic representation of Save the Children's 2021 expenditures.

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Learn More About How Save the Children is Funded

Save the Children relies on a combination of funding sources to uphold our mission of providing children in the U.S. and around the world with a healthy start to life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. 

In fiscal year 2021, 47% of our work was funded by U.S. Government Direct & Pass-through Funding
21% of our work was funded by Individuals
17% of our work was funded by UN & Other Multi-lateral Funding Institutions
10% of our work was funded by Corporations
3% of our work was funded by Foundations
2% of our work was funded by other sources

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


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