UNICEF and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to save and improve children's lives by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when ZERO children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood.
What Do We Do?
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF fights for the survival and development of the world’s most vulnerable children and protects their basic human rights.
Because UNICEF is experienced. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. We have global reach, expertise, and the access and influence it takes to get things done in difficult places and emergency situations.
Because UNICEF will use your money wisely. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF spends 90.4 cents of every dollar we receive on programs that help children. Only 6.7 cents goes to fundraising, and 2.9 cents to administration. Our 990 tax forms are available online for viewing and downloading.
Because UNICEF is relentless. UNICEF will do whatever it takes to save a child. Stopping wars so children can be vaccinated. Bringing lifesaving food and water to places no one else can reach. We work with government leaders, civic figures, celebrities, corporations, campus groups, churches, teachers and people just like you—anyone willing to help us advocate for the survival and wellbeing of every child.
We believe in a world where ZERO children die of things we can prevent.
Join UNICEF's Team ZERO!
There are many ways to join UNICEF's humanitarian relief efforts and save kids' lives—here are a few to consider:
- Sign up for email updates to stay on top of the issues affecting the world's children.
- Tell your legislators that you want them to address children's needs.
- Volunteer to take action on behalf of the world's children through education, advocacy and fundraising initiatives.
- Join the Monthly Giving Program to help us deliver humanitarian aid and minimize expenses.