Our Finances: Efficient and Verified

Independent Monitors Recognize UNICEF USA

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more lives than any other humanitarian organization by providing health care and immunization, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. View our  Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018 here

UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. UNICEF USA meets the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance's Standards for Charity Accountability.

UNICEF USA also continues to receive the highest ratings for accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator, and our program expense ratio of 89 percent means we are a highly efficient charity, as defined by independent monitors, with 2.7 percent of our expenses going to administration and 8 percent to fundraising. This means that, out of every dollar spent, 89 cents goes toward helping children. We spend just 8 cents on fundraising costs, and 3 cents on administration.

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 990's (U.S. Fund for UNICEF)

III.  IRS Form 990's (U.S. Fund for UNICEF's IKAC)

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

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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:

  • In 2017, UNICEF fielded approximately 560 nutrition experts around the world and worked with partners to treat 4 million children for the deadliest form of malnutrition.
  • UNICEF helps immunize 45 percent of the world's children. In 2017, that meant 2.4 billion vaccines reached children in 102 countries.
  • With more than 750 education experts working in 155 countries, UNICEF helps bring opportunity to children held back by poverty, uprooted by conflict, forced to work or marry, or coerced into soldiering.
  • In 2017, UNICEF reached 8.8 million children living through humanitarian emergencies with basic education programs and 3.5 million children with psychosocial support.