Change for Children

In these difficult times, we thank you more than ever for your compassion, generosity and determination to ensure children everywhere survive, learn and are protected.

Together, we changed the lives of more than 144 million children, including 328,000 here in America.

On Behalf of the World's Children

Dear friends,

What would our pioneering founder, Eglantyne Jebb, think of our world today and Save the Children’s place in it? With the relentlessly alarming news headlines, she might fear the world is falling apart. But she would never back down from a challenge. She would know our 100-year history of responding to emergencies and innovating new ways to help children have given us the expertise and the global presence to deliver what’s needed now for children.

Eglantyne’s words are as inspiring and relevant today as they were when she said them in 1919: “Humanity owes the child the very best it has to give.” 

As this report is published, the coronavirus pandemic has spread to almost every country in the world, bringing grief, suffering and economic chaos in its wake. Across the world and here at home, the poorest and most disadvantaged families are hurt the hardest. Save the Children is working around the clock to ensure that the health and well-being of children are protected. We invite you to review our results from 2019 and to be assured our work is going full force in 2020, adapting as needed to new realities, and committed to doing whatever it takes to give children the childhoods and future they deserve.

Thanks to supporters like you, we achieved tremendous results for children last year. Together, we changed the lives of more than 144 million children, including 328,000 here in America. In these difficult times, we thank you more than ever for your compassion, generosity and determination to ensure children everywhere survive, learn and are protected. They need us now more than ever – and they deserve the best we have to give.

On behalf of the world’s children,

Janti Soeripto
President & CEO

Brad Irwin
Chair, Save the Children Board of Trustees

Janti Soeripto  President and CEO of Save the Children, holds a children's picture book.
Brad Irwin, Chair, Save the Children Board of Trustees, speaks at a podium during a Save the Children event.

 

Download a PDF version of the 2019 Annual Report

Our 2019 Financials

Our work is going full force in 2020, adapting as needed to new realities, and committed to doing whatever it takes to give children the childhoods and future they deserve.

Review our detailed financials.

A graphic representation of Save the Children's 2019 expenditures.
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A Journey Through 2019

As we look back on 2019, we invite you to join us on a journey through the year – made possible, thanks to you!

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