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 2017 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 88.4 percent means we are a highly efficient charity, as defined by independent monitors, with 2.9 percent of our expenses going to administration and 8.7 percent to fundraising. This means that, out of every dollar spent, 88 cents goes toward helping children. We spend just 9 cents on fundraising costs, and 3 cents on administration.
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:
- IRS letter confirming our 501(c)(3) status (U.S. Fund for UNICEF)
I. Audited Financials
- 2016 - 2017 financial statement
- 2015 - 2016 financial statement
- 2014 - 2015 financial statement
- 2013 - 2014 financial statement
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.
In 2017, 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 2016, UNICEF fielded 599 nutrition experts in 121 countries and worked with partners to treat 3.4 million children for the deadliest form of malnutrition.
- UNICEF helps immunize 45 percent of the world's children. In 2016, that meant 2.5 billion vaccines reached children in nearly 100 countries.
- With more than 700 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 2016, UNICEF reached 11.7 million children living through humanitarian emergencies with basic education and more than 3 million children with psychosocial support.
- Since 1990, UNICEF and partners have helped cut global mortality for children under age 5 by 56 percent, saving 122 million lives.
- Since its founding in 1947, UNICEF USA has raised more than $7.2 billion in cash and gifts-in-kind to help put children first.