Our Partners

We value all of our partners, both public and private, including corporate, foundation and individual supporters, plus fundraisers. Your generosity powers our work for the world’s most vulnerable children. Together, we’re transforming lives – and futures.

Makis from Save the Children holds Syrian baby girl Sabah* in Cherso CFS in Northern Greece Border. Photo credit: Anna Pantelia / Save the Children 2016.

Global Corporate Partners

C&A and C&A Foundation
IKEA US Retail and IKEA Foundation
Johnson & Johnson
Mondeléz International & Mondeléz International Foundation
The TJX Companies, Inc.

Featured Corporate Partners

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Since 2015, BlackRock has partnered with Save the Children to support the most marginalized children living in areas affected by humanitarian crisis in the Middle East and Africa. BlackRock supports programs that provide early education services to refugees and internally displaced people from Syria, where war and destruction have forced children to flee their homes and schools. In addition, BlackRock responded to the global hunger crisis threatening millions of lives in Central and East Africa through support to the Global Emergency Response Coalition (GERC). Together, we’re proud to ensure the world’s most vulnerable children survive, learn, and are protected from harm.

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P&G and Save the Children believe that both girls and boys should have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential and, together, we are partnering to enable 90,000 individuals to see each other as equals in programming underway in Mexico and Indonesia. We also collaborated to elevate the global dialogue about the importance of investing in girls at a 2018 Global Citizen event. Our partnership also enables children and families to access clean drinking water in countries across the Horn of Africa through the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program.

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Through an innovative partnership with global publisher Penguin Random House, Save the Children leveraged skills-based volunteers in our Mureke Dusome (“Let’s Read!”) project in Rwanda, which aims to improve children’s literacy outcomes. Two Penguin Random House senior executives spent a week working with local Rwandan publishers, showing how to balance the various elements of a book – from the story to the illustrations to the design – to produce high-quality children’s books. These skilled volunteers also engaged directly with Rwandan young readers, writers and community members.

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In 2017, Save the Children expanded our global partnership with PVH to include Youth Employability & Economic Empowerment programming in Ethiopia. PVH has made a long-term investment in Ethiopia through the launch of its Hawassa Industrial Park. As a leader in garment manufacturing, PVH recognizes the need to invest in the local community to reap a return on its capital investments. Our partnership is creating a new talent pipeline and training young people to discover their own potential, while building the local economy. Together, our work is helping to propel a new generation of youth toward prosperity.

Corporate Partners

Carnival Corporation & plc / Carnival Foundation
Facebook Inc.
Ferrari North America, Inc.
Hachette Book Group
Mars Wrigley Foundation
(formerly Wrigley Company Foundation)
Media Storm
MNI Targeted Media, Inc.
Penguin Random House
Pfizer and the Pfizer Foundation
PlowShare Group
PVH Corp.
Scholastic Corporation
The Walt Disney Company

$100,000 TO $1 MILLION
Arconic Foundation
BNY Mellon
Burt’s Bees Baby
Chobani and the Chobani Foundation
Citi Foundation
Cummins Inc.
Direct Relief
Dollar General Corporation
Flex Foundation
Gabriela Hearst Inc.
Godiva Chocolatier

Heart to Heart International
Highgate Hotels
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Lutheran World Relief
Mattel, Inc. and its American Girl division
Morgan Stanley
New York Life & New York Life Foundation
Nike Foundation
PepsiCo Foundation
Sempra Energy Foundation
The Baupost Group, LLC
The Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc.
The Idol Gives Back Foundation
The Microsoft Corporation
The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Toys “R” Us
Voss Foundation
Walmart Foundation
Western Union Foundation


Corporate Council

Comprised of senior leaders from Fortune 500 companies, social impact consultancies and academia, the Corporate Council functions as a strategic sounding board for Save the Children. From cause marketing to technology for development, the council helps Save the Children deepen and evolve our work with the private sector in a mutually beneficial way. We are proud to recognize the thought leadership and advisory contributions of our 2018 Corporate Council members:

  • Pernille Spiers-Lopez,* IKEA North America (formerly), Council Chair
  • Perry Yeatman, Perry Yeatman Global Partners LLC, Council Vice Chair
  • David Barash, GE Foundation
  • Sean Burke, Accenture
  • Sarah Colamarino, Johnson & Johnson
  • Andrea E. Davis, The Walt Disney Company
  • Mark Freedman, Dalberg
  • Sebastian Fries, Columbia University
  • Jim Goldman,* Eurazeo
  • Rebecca Leonard, The TJX Companies, Inc.
  • PJ Lewis, Mattel, Inc.
  • Sean Milliken, PayPal
  • Christine Montenegro McGrath, Mondeléz International
  • Paul Musser, Mastercard
  • Sunil Sani,* Heritage Sportswear, LLC

*Also serves on our Board of Trustees

Foundation Partners

Ann Hardeman and Combs L. Fort Foundation
Bainum Family Foundation
Bezos Family Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Briar Foundation
Bruderhof Communities
The Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education
The Charles Engelhard Foundation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Cogan Family Foundation
Comic Relief USA – The Red Nose Day Fund & Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief
Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
Connie Hillman Family Foundation
Crown Family Philanthropies
Derfner Foundation
Dubai Cares
Educate A Child, a programme of the Education Above All Foundation
The Edward W. Brown, Jr. and Margaret G. Brown Endowment for Save the Children and Region A Partnership for Children, a fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation
FIA Foundation
GHR Foundation
The Gottesman Fund
Harrington Family Foundation
Hau’oli Mau Loa Foundation

The Hearst Foundation, Inc.
Heising-Simons Foundation
Humanity United / Freedom Fund
Kenneth S. Battye Charitable Trust
LDS Charities
MacMillan Family Foundation
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
Margaret A. Meyer Family Foundation
Margaret E. Dickins Foundation
Martin F. Sticht Charitable Fund
Matthew W. Jacobs & Luann Jacobs Charitable Fund
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Oak Foundation
Open Society Foundations
Owenoke Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation
Roy A. Hunt Foundation
Schultz Fund
Share Our Strength
South Texas Outreach Foundation
STEM Next Opportunity Fund
The Stone Family Foundation
Wagon Mountain Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
World Impact Foundation
Anonymous (9)

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation logo.

Featured Foundation Partners

Save the Children is proud to receive funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to women, children and families around the world. The Gates Foundation’s support enables us to significantly impact the lives of children through our immunization, maternal and newborn health, nutrition, family planning, early childhood education, pneumonia, clinical research and advocacy efforts. Save the Children and our partners are grateful to the Gates Foundation for its important leadership and continued support for the world’s children in need.

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A special thank you to Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, for being an invaluable partner to Save the Children for the past 10 years. In 2018, Dubai Cares generously supported Save the Children’s emergency response efforts in Indonesia following the disastrous earthquake and tsunami. They also continued their support for Literacy Boost by funding the second phase of a project in Sri Lanka, where we are now working with the Ministry of Education to scale up the successful model developed and tested in phase one, also supported by Dubai Cares. Through this remarkable partnership, Save the Children has been able to provide inclusive and quality education and promote lifelong learning for thousands of children across seven countries worldwide.

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Since 2009, GHR Foundation has been a steadfast partner of Save the Children, supporting interventions that strengthen families and respond to children living outside of family-based care. Our ongoing initiative in Zambia with GHR Foundation is aimed at ensuring that children in child care facilities or on the street are reintegrated with their families, and those that cannot be immediately reintegrated are linked to alternative family-based care until it becomes possible – in concert with other organizations, the government and communities. Prior to partnering in Zambia, GHR Foundation funded a similar Save the Children initiative in Nepal. We are grateful to GHR Foundation for its support and for sharing our vision that every child belongs in a single, stable and permanent family setting.

The Simon Society

Named in honor of acclaimed writer, producer and director Sam Simon, The Simon Society is composed of a group of Save the Children’s most dedicated investors who make an extraordinary commitment to children. We honor these generous annual supporters of our mission, who are helping us achieve critical breakthroughs for children.

John, Jr. and Sandy Beard
Forrest Berkley and Marcie Tyre
The Bezos Family
Judith Haskell Brewer Fund
Robert A. Daly and Carole Bayer Sager
William H. Draper III
Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Under the Will of Louis Feil
Philip H. Geier, Jr
The Goodnow Fund
The Austin & Gabriela Hearst Foundation
Karin Kuhns
Buddy and Joan Lamonica
Ruth and David Levine
Margaret McGetrick
Susan S. Mirza
Mooney-Reed Charitable Foundation.
Luke & Lori Morrow Family Foundation
Anne Mulcahy
Thomas S. Murphy
Kate and Bob Niehaus
Susan and William Oberndorf
Catherine Oppenheimer
Charles and Sheila Perrin
George Stephanopoulos and Alexandra Wentworth
Garrett Thornburg
Tricoastal Foundation
Anonymous* (18)

INVESTOR ($500,000 - $999,999 ANNUALLY)
Jenny Brorsen and Richard De Martini
Debra J. Fine and Martin I. Schneider
Anonymous* (2)

CHAMPION ($250,000 - $499,999 ANNUALLY)
Leila Maw Straus

AMBASSADOR ($100,000 - $249,999 ANNUALLY)
Joseph Azrack and Abigail Congdon
Berglund Family Foundation
Ruth M. Buczynski, PhD
Cline Family Foundation
Davis Family Charitable Foundation
Mary and Terry Dillon
Otto Haas Charitable Trust
Eli and Britt Harari
Nancy Horsey
Henry L. Kimelman Family Foundation
David J. Mastrocola
Colin and Roberta Moore
Dr. Francois and Mrs. Micheline Nader
Rockstad Family Foundation
Julian and Anastasia Salisbury
Cyrus and Joanne Spurlino
Tracy and Timothy Stuart
Dawn and Timothy Sweeney
Carolyn and Greg Waters
Kendall Webb
Anonymous* (14)

ADVOCATE ($50,000 - $99,999 ANNUALLY)
The Anonymous Foundation
Irv and Catherine Bailey
Eileen and Harold Brown
Nancy E. Barton Foundation
Timothy and Saffron Case
Thomas and Sylvia Courtney
Margaret Dunn, Dunn Family Charitable Foundation
Jose Francisco Gonzalez
Ernest L. Herrman
The Kheel Family
Janet Wright Ketcham Foundation
George Loewenstein and Donna Harsch
Carolyn and Brendan Miles
Neil and Anna Mintz
Tithe One On
Alan and Marsha Paller
The Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh
Judith Reichman
Mr. and Mrs. BT Reinhold
Sharmila and Sunil Sani
Robert and Maureen Sievers
Iris and Michael Smith
The Walters Family Foundation
The Wasily Family Foundation
Barbara and Edward Wilson
Trish and Rick Worden
Anonymous* (23)

Leadership Councils

Save the Children is fortunate to be supported by dedicated philanthropic volunteer councils: Boston Leadership Council, Fairfield Leadership Council, Greenwich Leadership Council, Long Island Council and Upstate New York Volunteer Council. Membership includes both adults and youth groups. The councils promote Save the Children’s work through fundraising, education, experience-based advocacy and raising public awareness.

The Eglantyne Jebb Society

The Eglantyne Jebb Society, named in honor of our founder, a fiercely intelligent and influential champion of human rights, comprises loyal supporters who have included Save the Children in their wills or other estate plans. We honor the more than 700 Eglantyne Jebb Society members for creating a legacy of commitment to the world’s children in need.

To change children’s lives after your lifetime, ask your estate planning attorney to add this suggested wording to your will or living trust: I, [insert name], of [insert city, state and ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Save the Children Federation, Inc., Tax ID # 06-0726487, [insert written amount, percentage of estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose. Thank you!

I recently changed my will – and Save the Children was at the top of the list. After I’m gone, I want this life-changing work to be continually supported.

Sue Mirza,
President of the Greenwich Leadership Council and loyal Save the Children supporter


Save the Children, together with Board of Trustees members Gabriela Hearst, Peg McGetrick, Catherine Oppenheimer and Cokie Roberts, founded ONE HUNDRED STRONG in commemoration of our 100th anniversary in 2019. This philanthropic network, joined by colleagues in the UK and other countries, will leverage women’s increasing influence – their voices, talents, networks and financial resources – to ensure every last child survives, learns and is protected. Members are asked to make a leadership investment through a direct contribution, multi-year pledge and/or planned gift. Learn more.

Featured Fundraisers

The United Cargo team of both first-time and seasoned triathletes from 16 countries has raced with Team Save the Children for the past three years. “The annual triathlon is a team-building tradition and something we look forward to every year,” says United Cargo’s President Jan Krems. Vice President, United Cargo Sales – Americas Jim Bellinder adds, “While it’s always fun to bring our team and families and friends together to become healthier, we never forget that helping kids through Save the Children is our primary goal. I think this purpose gives the whole effort – from fundraising through the finish line – a deeper meaning for all of us.” In just two years, Team United Cargo tripled their donations to Save the Children, raising over $175,000 last year.

Popular family/lifestyle YouTube creators Benji and Judy Travis created #Dancember, a movement meant to inspire, encourage and activate individuals and communities to give back, spread awareness and donate through dancing – and they selected Save the Children as their 2018 beneficiary. Throughout the month of December, they encouraged their fans and fellow influencers to call attention to kids in need, leading up to a 24-hour livestream charity fundraiser on YouTube. Together, they raised over $300,000, including matching grants from Google, Google Pay and anonymous matching donors.

Government and Multilateral Institution Partners

Alabama Department of Education
Arkansas Department of Education
Arkansas Department of Workforce Services
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
International Organization for Migration
Kentucky Department of Education
Mississippi Department of Education
South Carolina Department of Education
Tennessee Department of Education
United Kingdom Department for International Development
United Nations Children’s Fund
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations World Food Program
United States Agency for International Development
United States Department of Agriculture
United States Department of Education
United States Department of Health and Human Services
United States Department of State
West Virginia Department of Education
West Virginia Office of the Governor
World Bank

Illumination Gala

Save the Children’s 6th annual Illumination Gala, generously presented by Johnson & Johnson, was once again held at New York City’s magnificent American Museum of Natural History. The evening was hosted by actor and Save the Children Trustee Jennifer Garner and honored award-winning journalist, anchor and managing editor of ABC’s “World News Tonight” David Muir; SB Projects founder Scott “Scooter” Braun; and our philanthropic corporate partner Mondelez International. The evening featured special musical performances by MILCK, as well as children from local PS22.

Other notable guests included American rapper Bun B; fashion designer, Save the Children Trustee and Gala Co-Chair Gabriela Hearst; model and actress Lauren Hutton; actress, dancer, talk show host and television producer Kelly Ripa; and CEO of Corbin Capital Partners, Save the Children Trustee and Gala Co-Chair Tracy Stuart. Among the evening’s many inspirational moments were meeting the amazing children from our programs, whose lives have been changed, thanks to the generosity of our supporters.

This honor is for the children, for their bravery, for their strength – and let’s celebrate their future, because all of us in this room have the power to make sure they have one.

David Muir,
anchor and managing editor of ABC’s “World News Tonight,” on acceptance of our Voice Award

Nadia, a one-and-a-half year old girl, stands in a makeshift tent with a dirt-smeared face and shirt and tousled hair. Her family is living in a refugee settlement camp in Lebanon, close to the Syrian border. Save the Children is helping children recover from their experiences within Syria and across the region, to make sure they can access education and to ensure that families have the basic necessities they need to survive including healthcare, warm clothes, nutritious food and shelter materials. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams / Save the Children, April 2014.

Thank You for Investing in the Promise of Childhood

On behalf of the world’s most vulnerable children, thank you to the early investors in our Promise of Childhood Campaign – a bold initiative in honor of our centennial to drive our ambitions for children for the next 100 years. It’s through the generosity of visionary supporters like you that we will accelerate our work for children today, while ensuring we’re ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow. You are the foundation for achieving a world where every child survives, learns and is protected. Help make the promise of childhood a reality.


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