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  • Atlanta, GA

Mission Statement

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

Main Programs

  1. Emergency, Rehabilitation and Development
Service Areas



CARE works in 90 countries around the world throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and Europe.

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President and Chief Executive Officer since 2015


Ms. Michelle Nunn



poverty, women, education, development, emergency, HIV/AIDS, water, food, health, children, microcredit, maternal health, girls, economic development, disaster

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Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, Inc.





Physical Address

151 Ellis Street, NE

Atlanta, GA 30303 2440


Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Relief (Q33)

International Economic Development (Q32)

International Agricultural Development (Q31)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?


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Below represents CARE International's impact; CARE USA is the largest piece of the CARE International network.

In 2014 (FY14) CARE supported more than 880 poverty-fighting projects in 90 countries to reach more than 72 million people. In 2014 CARE worked to empower women and families around the world by:

- serving more than 7 million people through humanitarian response
- helping 1.1 million people in 55 countries increase their agricultural productivity
- improving food and nutrition security for 2.6 million people
- equipping 36.8 million people with information and access to sexual, reproductive and maternal health resources
- helping 17.3 million people access health care
- helping 1.2 million people better prepare for future disasters
- training nearly 1.6 million people in preventing sexual and gender-based violence
- delivering safe drinking water, water management training and sanitation to nearly 3.9 million people
- helping 1 million people adapt their lifestyles and livelihoods to mitigate disasters increasingly provoked by a changing climate
- improving infrastructure for 1.7 million people, including construction of schools and houses, disaster mitigation, health services, and road rehabilitation or maintenance
- economically empowering 4.1 million people


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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Emergency, Rehabilitation and Development

Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Working side by side with poor people in 72 countries, CARE helps empower communities to address the greatest threats to their survival. Women are at the heart of CARE’s efforts to improve health, education and economic development because experience shows that a woman’s achievements yield dramatic benefits for her entire family. CARE is also committed to providing lifesaving assistance during times of crisis, and helping rebuild safer, stronger communities afterward. We advocate for policies that defend the dignity of all people and promote the eradication of poverty.


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Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General


Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    CARE seeks a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. CARE seeks to be a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We will be known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    To fulfill CARE's vision and mission, all of CARE's programs conform to the following programming principles. These principles inform and guide, at a fundamental level, the way we work.

    Principle 1 Promote Empowerment
    We stand in solidarity with poor and marginalized people and support their efforts to take control of their own lives and fulfill their rights, responsibilities and aspirations. We ensure that key participants and organizations representing affected people are partners in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of our programs.

    Principle 2 Work with Partners
    We work with others to maximize the impact of our programs, building alliances and partnerships with those who offer complementary approaches, are able to adopt effective programming approaches on a larger scale and/or who have responsibility to fulfill rights and reduce poverty through policy change and enforcement.

    Principle 3 Ensure Accountability and Promote Responsibility
    We seek ways to be held accountable to poor and marginalized people whose rights are denied. We identify individuals and institutions with an obligation toward poor and marginalized people and support and encourage their efforts to fulfill their responsibilities.

    Principle 4 Address Discrimination
    In our programs and offices, we address discrimination and the denial of rights based on sex, race, nationality, ethnicity, class, religion, age, physical ability, caste, opinion or sexual orientation.

    Principle 5 Promote the Nonviolent Resolution of Conflicts
    We promote just and nonviolent means for preventing and resolving conflicts at all levels, noting that such conflicts contribute to poverty and the denial of rights.

    Principle 6 Seek Sustainable Results
    As we address underlying causes of poverty and rights denial, we develop and use approaches that ensure our programs result in lasting and fundamental improvements in the lives of the poor and marginalized with whom we work.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    CARE's Program Approach is how we fight poverty, creating sustained, broad-scale impact in the communities where we work. CARE's Program Approach:

    - Focuses on specific marginalized groups, especially women and girls

    - Addresses underlying causes of poverty

    - Involves advocacy and addresses governance

    - Involves long-term engagement

    - Measures impact

    CARE's Program Approach focuses on initiatives that are efficient, empowering and accountable and will achieve significant and long-lasting results on poverty and social injustice, especially for girls and women.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
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  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
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CARE works in 90 countries around the world throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and Europe.

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In CARE's six decades of experience, we have come to see how women's well-being is the fuel that drives vibrant, healthy societies. Today, we are leveraging that knowledge to help families and communities chart a new course out of poverty. Our plan is a journey forward, together: women and men, young and old, wealthy, poor and those in between. When each of us has the opportunity to contribute to our full potential, we'll achieve the lasting change we seek. CARE is engaging women and girls at key moments for greatest impact: when pregnant and raising an infant, when applying classroom skills in the home and community, and when earning a living. We also focus on climate change, HIV and AIDS and emergencies as major factors affecting poor people.Mother's Matter  Half a million women die each year from largely preventable complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Mothers Matter will improve access to safe pregnancy and delivery services for 30 million women in Africa, Asia and Latin America by 2015. For more information, see:   Power Within Girls are powerful for what they contribute in their youth and for their unlimited potential as mature women. Education is the route to this power, and girls' education provides perhaps the single highest return on investment in the developing world. Power Within will empower 10 million girls around the world to access quality primary education and gain leadership skills by 2015. For more information, see: Access Africa Some 550 million people in sub-Saharan Africa live on less than $2 a day. For them, each day is a struggle. They simply do not earn enough to meet their needs. Access Africa will ensure that 30 million people in 39 countries have access to a set of basic financial services by the next decade. For more information, see:


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Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE USA) Inc
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President and Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Michelle Nunn


Michelle Nunn is president and CEO of CARE USA, a leading humanitarian organization that fights global poverty and provides lifesaving assistance in emergencies. CARE places a special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. Last year, CARE worked in 90 countries around the world and reached more than 72 million people.

Nunn, who took the helm of CARE in July 2015, has devoted her 25-year career to civic and public service as a social entrepreneur, a nonprofit CEO and a candidate for U.S. Senate. She co-founded the volunteer-mobilization organization Hands On Atlanta, growing its volunteer engagement model from a single entity to a national network of more than 50 affiliates. Nunn helped initiate and oversaw that group's merger with Points of Light, founded by President George H. W. Bush to promote volunteerism. The merger yielded the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, with affiliates across the globe engaging more than 70,000 corporations and nonprofit organizations. Nunn served as Points of Light CEO from 2007 to 2013. Under her tenure, the organization spearheaded a variety of innovations including a Civic Accelerator for entrepreneurial ventures, the Corporate Institute and the Billion and Change initiative generating billions of dollars of corporate pro bono commitments.

As a respected and nationally recognized leader in the service and nonprofit sector, Nunn served on President George W. Bush's Council on Service and Civic Participation and as a co-convener of the ServiceNation Coalition, which helped pass the bi-partisan Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Fast Company Social Capitalist Award and honorary degrees from Oglethorpe University and Wesleyan College. The NonProfit Times has named Nunn seven times to its annual “Power and Influence Top 50" list of change agents from the nonprofit sector. Georgia Trend magazine named Nunn — a Georgia native — one of its “100 Most Influential Georgians," and the Anti-Defamation League awarded her its 2005 Touch of Liberty.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Virginia, Nunn majored in history with a minor in religion. She received a Kellogg Fellowship to study faith and social justice in more than a dozen countries, from Peru to Namibia to Jordan. Nunn earned her Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she received the prestigious Public Service Fellowship.

Nunn lives in Atlanta with her husband, Ron Martin, and their two children, Vinson and Elizabeth.



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