As long as there are children living in poverty and facing inequity

As long as children are confronting food insecurity

As long as children still need a safe place to go and access to quality education

And as long as children lack the opportunity to realize their full potential

Every day is Red Nose Day.

In six years, we’ve raised more than

$230 Million

to help end child poverty and positively impacted nearly

25 Million children

in America and around the world.

Money raised through Red Nose Day goes into the Red Nose Day Fund and is issued as grants to support a range of programs delivered by trusted grantee partners working across the US and around the world.

In the US alone, around 12 million children – that’s nearly 1 in 6 – live in poverty. Globally, about 663 million children are deprived of one or more basic needs, like food, shelter, safe drinking water, sanitation, healthcare or education.

Red Nose Day supports programs that address both the immediate needs of children in poverty while fostering long-term change. Funds raised are split 50/50 between the United States and some of the poorest communities around the world.

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50/50 row


    Half of the money raised is spent right here in
    America. We support
    programs in all 50
    states and Puerto Rico.

  • At home



    The other half helps
    children in some of the
    poorest communities
    in Latin America, Asia,
    and Africa. 

Strategic Focus Areas

By supporting children and fostering change across these key strategic focus areas, we can break the cycle of poverty and create a more just world.

Strategic Focus Areas

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Crisis Response
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    The impact of the COVID-19 crisis threatens children living in poverty in an unprecedented way. Your gift to Red Nose Day supports our efforts to keep children safe, healthy, and educated in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Cross-Portfolio Focuses

Our work across each of these pillars is underpinned by key principles of gender equity, racial equity, elevating most impacted populations, and building resilience.

Gender Equity

Gender Equity

Our approach to poverty reduction takes into account the historic marginalization of women and girls, as well as harmful gender norms and pressures that have affected both boys and girls.

Racial equity

Racial Equity

Children of color have been unduly impacted by the effects of poverty, and our grantmaking strategy recognizes the relationship between race and economic exclusion.

Elevating Most Impacted Populations

Elevating the Most Impacted Populations

Those closest to the challenges must be a part of the solution, and Red Nose Day is working to prioritize nonprofit organizations that are led and staffed by people from the communities being served.

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Building resilience

Building Resilience

We are committed to supporting programs that strengthen children and families’ capacity to recover from the effects of poverty and build more resilient communities.

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Impact Cards

  • 19 M


    children with increased access to basic health services

  • 11M


    children given life-saving vaccines

  • 54K


    young children receiving early childhood education services

  • 41M


    meals served

  • 100K


    homeless children helped

  • 1.4M


    children received educational support

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