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Save the Children of the Developing World is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the wellbeing of children living in third-world countries by providing them—through youth-oriented institutions—with the tools to pursue their interests and become the person they dream to be.
SCDW's first contribution was a $2,000 donation to the Magdi Yacoub Foundation’s Aswan Heart Centre.
To expand the organization’s impact area, the Board of Directors decided to include Ecuador in SCDW's projects.
SCDW was duly filed as a nonprofit corporation in accordance with New Jersey State Law.
A Board of Directors was established with each individual managing a different aspect of operations.
In the 2020 to 2021 fiscal year, 64% of all expenditures went to program services, 22% went to fundraising, and 14% went to general costs. With our goal being to spend 90% of all expenditures on program services, we have made significant improvements in comparison to the 2019 to 2020 fiscal year with an 18% increase in program expenses, a 20% increase in fundraising, and a 38% decrease in general costs.
2020-2021 Fiscal Year | 2019-2020 Fiscal Year | 2018-2019 Fiscal Year | 2017-2018 Fiscal Year
We define integrity as the practice of being honest and showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values. Continuity in every aspect of the Corporation shall be maintained between appearance and reality, between intention and action, and between promise and performance. The Corporation shall also preserve the dignity of the people who are assisted through its project launches by respecting values and cultures and requiring those involved demonstrate the same reverence for honest communication and conduct.
We define collaboration as a working practice whereby individuals work together for a common purpose to achieve success. Collaboration among the CEO and Officers, Directors, Committee Members, and General Advisors shall be the minimum standard to drive success through measurable goals, which shall be based on the strengths of those involved, rather than an avoidance of their weaknesses. The growth of those involved shall be fostered through a non-judgmental environment where questioning the status quo is encouraged.
We define excellence as the demonstrated ability to perform, achieve, and/or excel in all activities. The CEO and Officers, Directors, Committee Members, and General Advisors shall all be held up to the highest standard of performance, as each of them must understand what is expected, recognize their specific personal roles in the Corporation’s operations, and have the leadership skills and tools to deliver successful results. All those within the Corporation must hold each other accountable for the implementation of the policies and decisions they shall craft together.
We define equity as the act of proportionally distributing resources. The Corporation shall aim to correct the imbalance created by barriers and differences in accessibility that different individuals are born into. Those with marginalized identities shall then have the opportunity to grow, contribute, and develop mentally, emotionally, and physically. The more individuals assisted, the stronger their communities shall become, allowing for a sustainable society to be created for the benefit of everyone within it.
We define diversity as the inclusion of individuals with varying backgrounds and belief systems. Opportunities shall be open to all and must comply with federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, military service, and veteran status, and any other category protected by law.
We define transparency as an obligation and willingness to publish and make available critical data about the Corporation. The CEO and Officers, Directors, Committee Members, and General Advisors shall have access to financial information in order to fulfill their fiduciary duty to the Corporation and certain aspects of said information shall be disclosed to the public upon request to inform them of how their gifts will be or have been used. The trust that each donor has in the Corporation shall then be preserved.
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