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United States Fund for UNICEF

CharityWatch report issued
October 2018

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

United States Fund for UNICEF
125 Maiden Ln.
10th Floor
New York, NY 10038

Other Names


Tax Status


Stated Mission

To support programs through fundraising, advocacy and education that provide lifesaving medicines, better nutrition, clean water, quality basic education and emergency relief to children, women and communities in over 150 countries and territories; partners, in coordination and planning, with voluntary agencies engaged in child relief to create a better world for children.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2017

Program Percentage: 84%

The percentage of United States Fund for UNICEF's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $12

How many dollars United States Fund for UNICEF spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
United States Fund for UNICEF IRS Form 990 13-1760110
United States Fund for UNICEF In Kind Assistance Corp IRS Form 990 20-3287404
United States Fund for UNICEF & Affiliates Audited Consolidated Financial Statements Multiple
Entity: United States Fund for UNICEF
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-1760110
Entity: United States Fund for UNICEF In Kind Assistance Corp
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 20-3287404
Entity: United States Fund for UNICEF & Affiliates
Document Type: Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
United States Fund for UNICEF
meets governance benchmarks.
United States Fund for UNICEF
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy Opt-Out Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Caryl M. Stern President/CEO $652,425
2 Edward G. Lloyd COO/CFO $493,068
3 Samuel Barron Segar Senior VP, Development $394,279
Name: Caryl M. Stern
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $652,425
Name: Edward G. Lloyd
Title: COO/CFO
Compensation: $493,068
Name: Samuel Barron Segar
Title: Senior VP, Development
Compensation: $394,279

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.
CharityWatch's rating of United States Fund for UNICEF also includes the entities consolidated in the Fund's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.

According to Note 1 of the United States Fund for UNICEF fiscal 2017 consolidated audit:

"The accompanying [audited] consolidated financial statements include the United States Fund for UNICEF (Fund) and its supporting organizations, United States Fund for UNICEF In-Kind Assistance Corporation (USF-IKAC), and Bridge Fund Grant Assistance Corporation (BF-GAC)... The Fund is the sole voting member of USF-IKAC and BF-GAC and elects their boards of directors. There were no transactions for BF-GAC in 2017 and 2016."


"USF-IKAC and BF-GAC operate exclusively for the benefit of and to perform specific functions of the Fund for charitable educational purposes."
According to the United States Fund for UNICEF tax filing for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, the Fund received donated in-kind contributions on which it placed a value of approximately $146.3 million, including approximately $143.7 million of in-kind drugs and medical supplies (IRS Form 990, Schedule M).

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]