HOW WE OPERATE
In this section we will tell you everything there is to know about how Street Child US is run. We've tried to think of everything there is to know, but if we've forgotten something, please just contact us to ask. We are fully committed to transparency, and have achieved a Guidestar Silver Level profile so far (Gold is for organizations older than ours!), which you can view here.
Federal tax exemption
Street Child is a registered 501c3 nonprofit (federal tax ID number 47-4281452), which means that any donations you make to us are tax deductible. See our IRS determination letter.
Many of the start-up costs for Street Child US are funded by Street Child UK, so our US overheads are extremely low - approximately 10% in 2016. That means 90% of donations to Street Child US go directly to the field. You can find out about Street Child UK's finances and governance at the Charity Commission website (the official government site where registered British charities must disclose their governance information). For more information about Street Child UK, click here.
This is the document which governs our work and mission, and which ensures that as a corporation, and as a nonprofit, we follow federal and California state requirements, and always work to suggested best practice. See our Bylaws.
Federal tax returns
Street Child US's financial year ends 31 December. We made less than $2m in 2015 and so we were not required to have an official audit; however, you can see our 2015 profit & loss here and our Guidestar transparency Silver Level accreditation here.