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A Message from the CEO

Dear Friends,

It’s been a remarkable year of transition and transformation in our storied 34-year history. We have a new home! Our new state-of-the-art headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia will enhance our ability to harness technology in our quest to bring missing children home and keep our nation’s children safer.

I’m thrilled to say that thanks to our generous partners, better training and advancements in technology, more missing children are coming home safely today than ever before. But, sadly, in this age of the internet, crimes against children have literally gone viral, and we need your help now more than ever.

Last year alone, our CyberTipline received a record 18.4 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation. The good news – and there is good news – is that the CyberTipline gives us a unique lens into who these children are and how they’re being sexually exploited. This information and experience enables us to help law enforcement rescue these children and shape our prevention programs.

Since 1984, our nonprofit organization has been on the forefront of child protection, but we still have a lot of work to do. Please join us in our vitally important mission. Every child deserves a safe childhood!


John F. Clark 
President and CEO

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children


Finding Missing Children

Assisted in


missing children cases



posters of missing children

Team Adam assisted


critical or long-term
missing child cases

Supporting Law Enforcement



requests to locate
non-compliant sex offenders



child sex trafficking

Worked with
Law Enforcement
partners to confirm


attempted abductions

Protecting Children


18.4 million

reports to our



files of suspected child sexual abuse imagery for review



identified child victims through review of sexual abuse imagery sent to NCMEC by law enforcement partners

Providing Family Support



new mental health professionals for our Family Advocacy Outreach Network

Trained and welcomed


new parent volunteers to Team HOPE



parents and community members with information about NCMEC programs


Year ended December 31, 2018 Without Donor Restrictions With Donor Restrictions Total
Revenue and Other Support      
Government contracts and grants $33,821,792 $ — $33,821,792
Contributions 9,778,450 826,693 10,605,143
Special events, net of direct benefit costs of $1,014,349 2,069,322 2,069,322
Investment loss -1,228,454 -1,228,454
Other income 102,402 102,402
Gain on sale – Building 7,664,201 7,664,201
Change in value of unitrust agreement  -1,915 -1,915
Net assets released from restrictions:
Satisfaction of program restrictions 1,836,065 -1,836,065
Satisfaction of time restrictions 455,000 -455,000
Total Revenue and Support 54,498,778 -1,466,287 53,032,491
Operating Expenses      
Program services:      
Community outreach 4,587,098 4,587,098
Missing child case management 14,622,036 14,622,036
Information and case analysis 13,307,269 13,307,269
Training 1,154,377 1,154,377
Exploited child case management 7,703,228 7,703,228
Total Program Services 41,374,008 41,374,008
Supporting Services:      
Management and general 681,311 681,311
Fundraising 3,390,874 3,390,874
Total Supporting Services 4,072,185 4,072,185
Total Operating Expenses 45,446,193 45,446,193
Change in Net Assets from Operations 9,052,585 -1,466,287 7,586,298
Non-Operating Expense      
Change in post employment benefit liability 742,414 742,414
Total Change in Net Assets 9,794,999 -1,466,287 8,328,712
Net Assets, beginning of year 28,975,272 3,020,301 31,995,573
Net Assets, end of year $38,770,271 $1,554,014 $40,324,285

Only 8.96% of expenses are spent on Fundraising, Management and General Expenses. NCMEC's committment to transparency and financial accountability has earned it Charity Navigator's highest 4 Star rating.


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$1,000,000 and up


Palantir Technologies


$500,000 – $999,999

Facebook, Inc.

Google, Inc. 

Oak Philanthropy Limited

Old Navy, LLC


$250,000 – $499,999


EMCOR Group, Inc.

Honeywell Hometown Solutions

LexisNexis Special Services, Inc.


$100,000 – $249,999

Baywood Hotels Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

National Crime Agency Olympic House

NEC Foundation of America

The Pokémon Company International Inc.

Safer Society Group

Thomson Reuters

Valassis Communications, Inc.

Vigilant Solutions


Above $500,000

Estate of Letitia Emilie Rieck

Estate of Bruce Edwards


$100,000 – $499,999

Arlene Hillerson

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation

The James Annenberg La Vea Charitable Foundation


$25,000 – $99,999

Jerry and Beth Eubank

Dorothy J. Finnegan Trust

John Middleton

Iris Smith

The Charles B. Wang Foundation


$10,000 – $24,999

The Gary and Pennie Abramson Charitable Foundation

Benson Family Charitable Trust

John and Luci Clark

Dennis and Patty DeConcini

Patrick DiSalvo

William Howard Flowers, Jr. Foundation

Bob Foosaner

Jon and Lynn Grosso

Susie and Kent Hance

Winnie Hood

Sylvia Johnson

Mary Meelia

Thomas and Christine Mingone

Mark Palancia

Karen Tandy and Steve Pomerantz

The Wilson Family Foundation

The Wollenberg Foundation

C. Martin and Daphne Wood


$5,000 – $9,999

Krystle and Christian Alvarado

Emy Lou and Jerry Baldridge

Jennifer Bognet

Milton and Fannie Brown Family Foundation, Inc.

Jeffrey Clark

James Clenny

Stacey Cook

Sharon Cooper

Kristie Davis

Chris and Kiersten Davis

Jeffery and Patricia Davis Family Foundation, Inc.

Mark and Charlene Dean

Gina DeJoe

Michelle and Dave Feavel

Clint and Alice Fisher

Caroline and Brian Haley

George Hambrecht

Daniel and Katie Hodge

Richard Kolodziej and Holly Bayne

Jacqueline Lanko

Sam Lee

Robert Marsh

Dianne Miller

Dennis and Cathy Mullen

Timothy Noonan

Thomas and Christine Olinger

Frank and Barbara Rechterman

Gabriela and Aaron Saenz

Michael Schoor

Mark Schupack

Patricia and John Sedberry

Jacquie and Elliot Segal

Tom and Araminta Sellers

The Abe and Kathryn Selsky Foundation

Gary and Jeanne Shiffman

Mr. William Stiefel

Don and Tiffany Willett

Justin and Ashley Yarborough

Yonge Foundation

Board of Directors

Board Chair
The Honorable Karen Tandy
Public Policy Executive



Pennie Abramson


John W. Arnos Sr.
Canon U.S.A., Inc.


Michael Breslin
LexisNexis Special Services, Inc.


Robbie Callaway†
FirstPIC, Inc.


Manus Cooney†
American Continental Group


Sharon Cooper, M.D.
Developmental & Forensic Pediatrics, PA


Antigone Davis
Facebook, Inc.


Lisa Davis

Revé Walsh
Co-Founder, NCMEC

The Honorable Dennis DeConcini  

U.S. Senator (Retired)


Matthew Foosaner
Spectrum Enterprise


Vincent P. Giuliano
Marketing Expert


Andre Hollis
Tiger International Advisors


Richard Kolodziej 
Zenergy Advisors


Meghan Latcovich
The McCain Institute


Don McGowan
Pokémon Company


Tim Murphy


Chris Nelson
Old Navy



† Previous Board Chair

Jon Grosso
Kohl's, Inc.

John Penn II


Leonard Pfeiffer IV
Leonard Pfeiffer & Company

Kristi Remington
West Front Strategies LLC

Steve Salem
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation


Susannah Schaefer
Charles B. Wang Foundation


The Honorable Regina Schofield
Battelle Education


Emily Vacher


John Walsh
Co-Founder, NCMEC


Patty Wetterling 
Child Advocate