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Save the Children works to create lasting, positive change in the lives of children in more than 120 countries worldwide, including the United States. It is because of our commitment to children that Save the Children is ranked high among other nonprofit organizations. Below are just a few of the ratings we’ve received from charity monitoring groups:

The American Institute of PhilanthropyAmerican Institute of Philanthropy (AIP)
Most Recent Rating for Save the Children: A
The American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP) is a nonprofit charity watchdog and information service that rates approximately 500 major U.S. charities. Ratings are updated annually using data from the IRS Form 990 and audited financial statements. AIP measures (a) the percentage of expenditures spent on program activities and (b) the cost to raise $100. Based on these figures, they determine a charity’s overall rating (in the form of a letter grade).

BBB Wise Giving Alliance
"Meets All of the Standards for Charity Accountability"
An evaluation of informational materials provided by the Save the Children Federation to the BBB Wise Giving Alliance shows that the organization meets all of the Standards for Charity Accountability in effect at the time of the review. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance is a national charity watchdog affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system. Unlike other charity monitoring groups that focus solely on charity finances, the Alliance completes comprehensive, in-depth evaluations of the charity’s governance, fundraising practices, solicitations and informational materials, as well as how it spends its money.

Charity Navigator
Most Recent Rating for Save the Children: Four Stars
In 2010, Save the Children received its ninth consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator, a nonprofit organization that provides online ratings of the financial health of more than 5,000 U.S. charities. Ratings are updated annually based on data the charity reports on its IRS Form 990. Charity Navigator applies an overall rating (zero-to-four stars) based on a combination of organizational efficiency and capacity. In addition, in March 2008, the independent evaluator released its “10 of the Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of” list for 2008. Save the Children has ranked on this list for the past three years.

Forbes 200 Largest U.S. Charities List
Most Recent Ratings for Save the Children: Fundraising Efficiency 93 percent; Charitable Commitment 92 percent*
The Forbes charity list is a survey of the 200 largest U.S. charities. The 2009 survey reflects data available from a charity’s most recently filed IRS Form 990. The Forbes charities list aims to measure a charity’s level of fundraising efficiency for a given year as well as it charitable commitment.
*Charitable services as percent of total expenses.

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