We ensure your dollars are used efficiently, effectively, and transparently.

We exceed industry standards
According to Charity Navigator, The Global Fund for Children has met or exceeded industry standards for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency for nine consecutive years. We’re proud to be at the top.

We keep our costs low
For fiscal year 2012–2013, 84 percent of our total spending went directly to program activities. The remaining 16 percent covered general, administrative, and fundraising costs. This is well below the national average of 25 percent for such expenses.

We are proud of our track record
We specialize in maximizing your investment in the developing world. To read more about our impact and model, see What We Do.

2012–2013 Annual Report

This year marks The Global Fund for Children’s 18th year of investing in innovation and changing children’s lives.

Highlights from the last fiscal year:

  • We invested in 282 organizations in 59 countries through grants valued at $4.1 million.
  • We leveraged more than $2.2 million in additional funds for our grantee partners.
  • We awarded $268,000 in competitive Sustainability Awards to 9 outstanding organizations.

For more information about the organizations we serve, read our latest annual report, Because of You.
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Audited Financials 2012-2013
Audited Financials 2011-2012

990 Form 2011
990 Form 2012


If you have any questions about The Global Fund for Children’s financial information, please email the director of finance at