About Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future.
Our founder Eglantyne Jebb saw children dying of starvation and wracked with disease after the end of the First World War. So, in 1919, she launched the Save the Children Fund to raise much-needed funds to end children’s suffering across war-torn Europe.
Today, over 100 years later, we work in the United States and around the world to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
At Save the Children, we live by five Core Values:
These Core Values drive our long-term strategies and short-term goals, and they underpin our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and achieve immediate and lasting impact in their lives.
Save the Children is committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplace as well as in the communities where we work.
Learn more about DEI at Save the Children.
Why Is Save the Children the Best Charity to Donate To in 2024?
There's never been a better time to give back to children in need and support charities in 2024 that invest in the future we all share.
- Save the Children is recognized by CharityWatch as a Top Charity for Child Protection and Sponsorship
- Save the Children is on Charity Navigator's list of Best Charities for Refugee and Immigration
- Charity Navigator counts us among the Most Followed Charities
- Save the Children has garnered top ratings among other nonprofit organizations
Our Financial Efficiency
Save the Children has a proven track record of using donations efficiently and effectively. We work to maximize the value of every dollar we receive so that less than 7% of every dollar spent goes to administrative costs.
Our Strategic Partners
From our diverse portfolio of corporations to our philanthropic partners, Save the Children's Partners help us transform children’s lives and the future we share.
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