UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories, helping to save and meaningfully improve the lives of children globally — focusing on the most vulnerable by providing health care and immunization, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA advances the global mission of UNICEF by rallying the American public to support the world’s most vulnerable children and uphold their rights. 

Independent Monitors Recognize UNICEF USA

UNICEF USA has been awarded GuideStar's Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest rating, in recognition of the honesty and visibility we provide to supporters. 

We've also earned a Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator, the best possible score for nonprofits, indicating to donors that they can confidently give to UNICEF USA as our passions and values are aligned with our supporters.

UNICEF USA's reported program expense ratio of 89 percent means we are a highly efficient charity, as defined by independent monitors. For every dollar spent, 89 cents goes directly toward helping children; we spend about 9 cents on fundraising costs and just under 2 cents on administration.

View our Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2023 here

Financial Disclosures

Organized under the laws of New York State as a not-for-profit corporation, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF d/b/a UNICEF USA 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.

For more details, download a PDF version of our most recent financial statements and IRS forms below:

I. Audited Financials

II. IRS Form 990s (U.S. Fund for UNICEF)

III.  IRS Form 990s (UNICEF USA Impact Fund for Children Inc formerly U.S. Fund for UNICEF's IKAC)

In addition, financial information may be obtained directly from state agencies.

UNICEF's Impact

Conflict, famine, disaster and refugee crises threaten children's lives and futures every day. UNICEF's work for children has never been more relevant or more urgent. Every year, UNICEF and partners:

  • support the safe facility births of tens of millions of babies
  • treat millions of children for severe acute malnutrition 
  • procure and deliver enough vaccines to immunize about 40 percent of the world's children
  • respond to hundreds of humanitarian emergencies in dozens of countries 
  • reach millions of children affected by conflicts and other crises with education and learning support
  • help connect tens of millions of people with sustainable sources of safe water for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene
  • work with partners in 150 countries to prevent and respond to violence against children 

Since its founding in 1947, UNICEF USA has raised a cumulative total of approximately $12 billion in donations, including gifts-in-kind, to help put children first.