U.S. Government Funding for UNICEF

Students with School-in-a-Box materials at a Transitional Learning Center in the Uchiprang refugee camp, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Saving more children’s lives involves everyone pitching in, including the U.S. Government.  The U.S. Government’s annual contribution to UNICEF is part of America’s global investment in children. This funding enables UNICEF to partner with the United States to save and improve the lives of children around the world.

Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations

Every year, the U.S. Congress must pass appropriations to fund U.S. Government programs and agencies, including the contribution to UNICEF’s core resources.  The U.S. Government will continue to provide funding for global development and humanitarian programs – reflecting the values of people like YOU who care about saving and improving children’s lives around the world.

Last December, federal lawmakers passed legislation to fund the U.S. Government for Fiscal Year 2020, including $134 million in core resources for UNICEF — the U.S. Government’s highest contribution ever.  In July, the House of Representatives passed an appropriations bill which included the same level of funding for UNICEF for Fiscal Year 2021, while the Senate is still working on their appropriations bills for FY 2021. 

With children's lives and futures at stake, please continue to partner with us and ask your Members of Congress to maintain the U.S. contribution to UNICEF at $134 million.You can read more on why U.S. Government support matters to UNICEF here.

A child in need knows no politics!  Please join us and take action in support of UNICEF!