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United States Fund for UNICEF Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/14/2013: United States Fund for UNICEF

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: UNITED STATES FUND FOR UNICEF

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AKA  U.S. Fund for UNICEF
New York, NY
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United States Fund for UNICEF Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/14/2013: United States Fund for UNICEF

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: UNITED STATES FUND FOR UNICEF

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Also Known As: U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Physical Address: New York, NY 10038 
EIN: 13-1760110
Web URL: www.unicefusa.org 
NTEE Category: Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q33 International Relief
P Human Services
P12 Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E12 Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
Ruling Year: 1949 


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Mission Statement

UNICEF was founded in 1946 to help children in postwar Europe, China, and the Middle East. Today, as the United Nations Children's Fund, it serves children and families in developing countries worldwide and depends entirely on voluntary contributions. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF was established in 1947, the first of 36 National Committees set up globally to support UNICEF through fundraising, education and advocacy. Since its inception, the Us Fund for UNICEF has provided UNICEF and various NGOs with $4.4 billion in cash and gifts-in-kind.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2010
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2011

Total Revenue $455,992,769
Total Expenses $446,925,075

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Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2011

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Caryl M. Stern

Term:

Since May 2007

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Caryl M. Stern was appointed President of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in May 2007, after first joining our staff as Chief Operating Officer in the fall of 2006. Before coming to the U.S. Fund, she served as Chief Operating Officer of the Anti-Defamation League following many years as Education Director and director of the A World of Difference Institute. Caryl has served as an advisor to education and anti-bias initiatives around the globe, as well. In 2001, she was honored as one of "25 Moms We Love" by Working Mother Magazine. Caryl currently serves on the Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation Board and the Board of Governors of the We Are Family Foundation.

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Budget:
$183,943,661
Category:
Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF works to support UNICEF-assisted programs to immunize children, provide them with health care, nutritional supplements, and educational opportunities, as well as to protect children from exploitation as a result of child labor, armed conflicts, and emergency situations. Thanks to the efforts of UNICEF and its partners in 156 countries and territories in the developing world, more than seven million young lives are saved each year. UNICEF provides lifesaving medicine, better nutrition, clean water and sanitation, early childhood development programs, quality basic education, child protection initiatives, and emergency relief.

Program Long-Term Success:

In the 1960s, more than 20 million younger than five died from preventable diseases each year. Now --for the first time ever --the death rate for young children from preventable diseases has dropped below 10 million a year to 9.7 million.

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Budget:
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Category:
Human Services
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Program Description:

This program included immunization drives, health care for mothers and babies, nutrition, clean water and sanitation.

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Expert Assessment

All experts who recommended UNICEF mentioned its global reach and impact. The UNICEF network touches nearly every international NGO working in water. For example they are placing household water treatment as a key strategy for increasing access to safe drinking water--and because of their credibility, other international NGO are including household water treatment in their strategy. Read More »

Expert Reviews and Comments

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Evidence of Impact

All experts who recommended UNICEF mentioned its global reach and impact. The UNICEF network touches nearly every international NGO working in water. For example they are placing household water treatment as a key strategy for increasing access to safe drinking water--and because of their credibility, other international NGO are including household water treatment in their strategy.

Global Reputation & Impact
They are universally recognized, worldwide, and respected. Nonprofit Senior Staff
It's hard not to include UNICEF in the list of organizations with the most impact. The UNICEF network, which not only touches nearly every international NGO working in water, reaches across cumbersome UN agencies, provides emergency aid and knows how to work on the ground within complex political systems. Other
UNICEF has been very instrumental to promote sanitation in different countries and in the political agenda at global scale. Nonprofit Senior Staff
UNICEF has the broadest, widest reach, mandate and credibility. They are on the right track in placing household water treatment as a key strategy for increasing access to safe drinking water--and because of their credibility, other large international NGOs are now also looking to household water treatment as a strategy. This in itself is already creating a huge impact. One example: UNICEF invited CAWST to deliver a training in Afghanistan...thousands of people already have safe water as a result, and DACAAR now training others which will multiply impact. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Excellent Convener
UNICEF is an excellent convener and due to its relationships with governments they can be effective to open spaces for dialogue. They have capacity to document and produce case studies based on other experiences, their own experiences and dissemination. Nonprofit Senior Staff
I have been impressed by their efforts to truly link with government strategy and build capacity within the government. Despite the fact that they are sometimes criticized for being slow and bureaucratic. I find it hard to think of specific ways to make what they do better. I find their role in coordination and cluster meetings to be much-needed, and they do it sufficiently well even if it is a thankless role. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Good in Policy and Research
They have good engagement in policy, are progressive with institutional arrangements, and good at research. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Strong Organization
They are a great organization. For everyone working in sub-Saharan Africa, UNICEF is the biggest and most impressive organization. Other
They are crisis focused and able to tackle serious issues on any place on Earth. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Unique Focus
I think their unique focus allows them to specialize in, and succeed at providing the correct intervention at the correct time and for the most benefit possible. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Organizational Strengths

UNICEF has a strong name, reputation, and visibility. They work on the global poltical stage and also on the ground with local agencies. They also are well funded, have a professional staff, and develops best practices.

Professional Staff & Develops Best Practices
They have a professional staff, are well funded, they focus on children, and develop best practices. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They have deep networks, large funds and well qualified staff. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They have a strong profile, which is well used. They work well at appropriate level (community - national) and partners well to achieve outcomes. They have good staff who works well with regional and global organizations and partners well at local/national level interface. Other
Strong Visibility & Liaison with Other NGOs
Their strength is their local presence. Researcher and Faculty
Their visibility and UN liaison is one of their key strengths. UNICEF is at the front lines on the global political stage. It carries the message of water, sanitation and health to politicians and policy makers at the highest levels. On the ground, UNICEF works with local agencies, those in need and NGOs to help coordinate efforts. From many perspectives, UNICEF is the first mile and the last mile in the water, sanitation and health world. Other
Their strengths are their name and reputation, strong financial and operations, scale of intervention and relationships with government. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They are a critically important player due to their size and their link to the UN system means stronger advocacy/policy hence have a potential to exert a large influence. They need to continue to play a role in harmonization with government and NGOs. They can often facilitate this process of bringing people to a common approach. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Areas for Improvement

Experts mention that some areas UNICEF can improve on is that their direction changes when funding sources changes. They have an entrenched bureaucracy that can be at times inefficient. Lastly, at times their intended direction and what actually happens in the field differs, hence there could be areas for improvement in metrics and evaluation.

Improve Finances
With multiple sources of funds, their emphasis change as the direction from donor changes. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They would benefit from greater financial resources. Other
They have very high admin costs, very high profile, and do not really achieve much. Researcher and Faculty
Entrenched Bureaucracy
UNICEF has to work within an entrenched bureaucracy. It has been able to navigate rough waters, but the efficiency can be hampered. There are never enough resources. Other
Better Evaluation & Metrics
As with any organizations, what is measured drives action--UNICEF could review its metrics to better drive in-the-field results. We've seen a disconnect between the intended direction and what actually occurs in the field. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Improve Operations
They need to be allowed to do the things they know they should do. Perhaps they are too big, but their work in WASH is sometimes not up to standard and they know better! Nonprofit Senior Staff
They can improve on their focus, staff capacity, and general administration. Researcher and Faculty
Understand Local Institutions Better
They need to be better at qualitative understanding of local institutional context. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Poor Field Work
I have not been impressed with the quality of their field work. Their field work is often poor. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Reduce Bureaucracy
They are somewhat difficult to work with because of bureaucratic structure. This is a well-known organization and may not be nimble in their operations and delivery, but in times of crisis, they can perform. However, WASH is subtle and the water-borne diseases are not always linked to major crisis, but day-to-day attention and solutions that do not draw media attention that seems to be good for UNICEF and the organizations mission and work. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Focus and Expand Work on Water
They do so many things, and water is just insignificantly covered at least in Europe and Central Asia where I work mostly. Other
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