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We're Proud of UNICEF's Efficient Use of Contributions!
As stewards for the world's vulnerable children, we believe it is our responsibility to use every dollar received wisely.
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The U.S. Fund for UNICEF meets the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance's Standards for Charity Accountability.
This year’s Charity Navigator report found that the U.S. Fund for UNICEF meets the highest financial standards for charities, ensuring that 90.4 cents out of every dollar spent goes to help children. We spend just 6.7 cents on fundraising costs, and 2.9 cents on administration.* Those figures mean that we received Charity Navigator’s top scores for our low administration and fundraising expenses (10 out of a possible 10 in each category).
*Based on our 2012 consolidated audited financial statements.
Organized under the laws of New York State as a not-for-profit corporation, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors. Our Federal Identification Number is 13-1760110.
In the interest of transparency, we offer the following documents for online viewing and downloading in PDF format:
- IRS letter confirming our 501(c)(3) status
- 2010-2011 financial statement
- 2011-2012 financial statement
- 2010 form 990 USF
- 2011 form 990 USF
- 2010 form 990 USF IKAC
- 2011 form 990 USF IKAC
In addition, financial information may be obtained directly from state agencies.
Educate Yourself to Recognize Online Fraud and Be a Responsible Online Donor
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF adheres to Internet industry standards and best practices when it comes to ensuring your online giving is safe and secure. Unfortunately, online fraud and scams have become more frequent. If you suspect someone has contacted you fraudulently representing UNICEF, please be aware of the following:
UNICEF never solicits funds to be sent via Western Union.
UNICEF never strands its employees overseas, and never expects them to pay their own transportation expenses.
UNICEF never fails to respond to the needs of an employee who is sick or injured.
UNICEF never pays for employee vacations, and does not handle travel arrangements via third party payments.
UNICEF never solicits representatives to accept donations with the promise of a commission.
UNICEF never solicits individuals to forward donated merchandise overseas.
UNICEF never participates in lottery awards.
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