Get more information about Save the Children admin costs and funding through detailed financial statements in our Annual Report.

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

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Financial 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 nearly 9 out of every 10 dollars we spend goes to programs and services for children and families in need. We keep administrative costs low so that more funding goes to children’s programs.

Save the Children Admin Costs and Program Funding

In fiscal year 2016, 86.5% of all expenditures went to program services.

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Financial Statements and Additional Information

Save the Children is committed to donors’ right and transparency. That’s why we make our financial statements, administrative costs and funding available for your review online.

  • Results for Children Webpage
  • Download the 2016 Annual Review PDF
  • Full Audited Financial Statements for FY 2016
  • Full Audited Financial Statements for FY 2015
  • 2016 Form 990
  • 2015 Form 990
  • 2014 Form 990
  • 2013 Form 990
  • 2012 Form 990
  • 2011 Form 990
  • Senior Management

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

*The majority of decrease in net assets in 2015 was due to spending down of temporarily restricted funds raised in previous years.

In 2014 on average, to administer cash gifts (non Gifts-in-Kind) donated for current use, Save the Children charged 6 percent for fundraising, 6 percent for management and general, and 5 percent for program development and public policy support.

Condened Audit Financial Information

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