Save the Children helps poor and malnourished children in about 15 US states and about 120 countries, focusing on such areas as health and nutrition, economic development, education, child protection, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The humanitarian organization also participates in international disaster relief efforts for children and their families. It spends about 90% of its budget on program services, with the rest going toward administration and fundraising. Save the Children was founded in 1932, inspired by the international children's rights movement begun in the UK in 1919 by Eglantyne Jebb, founder of the British Save the Children Fund. It is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance.
Save the Children directed 90% of its expenses to programs, which benefited children and allowed the humanitarian organization to kept the private cost below 10%, one of the best ratios for nonprofit organizations. – less