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NCMEC Annual Financials

A Message from the CEO

Dear Friend,

This year, we’ve been facing one of the biggest challenges in our 35-year history, and I want to thank you for standing by our side as we work to protect our country’s most valuable resource – our kids. In response to growing concerns about online data security, many technology companies are adopting a strategy called end-to-end encryption that could have dire consequences for millions of children being sexually abused and having horrific images of their abuse shared online.

We’ve received more than 61 million reports since 1998 to our CyberTipline of suspected child sexual abuse material, online enticement, child sex trafficking, child sexual molestation and other crimes, including more than 16.9 million reports this year alone. With end-to-end encryption, we estimate more than half of these reports would simply vanish, never making it into the hands of law enforcement.

End-to-end encryption would provide data security but, in the process, also prevent technology companies or any third party from detecting sexual abuse of children occurring on their platforms. Access to information about these crimes through our CyberTipline is often the only way for law enforcement to know they’re happening and rescue the children.

This passionate privacy debate has awakened the nation to what we see at NCMEC everyday: an explosion in child sexual exploitation on the internet. The Justice Department held a summit this year on the issue, new laws are being debated and survivors have added their voices.

Just as it has developed innovative ways to help sexually exploited and missing children, we’re calling on the technology industry to implement solutions that enhance consumer privacy while prioritizing child safety. 

Every day, I attend meetings with my staff to discuss issues like end-to-end encryption and its impact on our children’s safety. I’m grateful for your support because it allows us to speak up for children and to fight to make sure our country is a safer place for them to learn, play and grow.


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 in


critical or long-term
missing child cases

Reduce Exploitation


16.9 million

reports to
our CyberTipline


69.1 million

files of suspected child abuse imagery for review



requests to locate
sex offenders

Prevent Victimization



child sex
trafficking reports

Worked with law enforcement partners
to confirm


attempted abductions



new professionals for
our family advocacy outreach network




in-person events

Distributed over


prevention resources


Year ended December 31, 2019 Without Donor Restrictions With Donor Restrictions Total
Revenue and Other Support      
Government contracts and grants $35,730,478 $ — $35,730,478
Contributions 10,561,336 1,460,032 12,021,368
Special events, net of direct benefit costs of $1,207,085 1,967,667 1,967,667
Investment loss 4,635,459 4,635,459
Other income 201,987 201,987
Change in value of unitrust agreement 4,473 4,473
Net assets released from restrictions:
   Satisfaction of program restrictions 1,228,369 -1,228,369
   Satisfaction of time restrictions 539,583 -539,583
Total Revenue and Support 54,864,879 -303,447 54,561,432
Operating Expenses      
Program services:      
   Community outreach 5,922,449 5,922,449
   Missing child case management 14,587,611 14,587,611
   Information and case analysis 11,566,837 11,566,837
   Training 998,303 998,303
   Exploited child case management 10,962,075 10,962,075
Total Program Services 44,037,275 44,037,275
Supporting Services:      
   Management and general 1,116,210 1,116,210
   Fundraising 3,635,874 3,635,874
Total Supporting Services 4,752,084 4,752,084
Total Operating Expenses 48,789,359 48,789,359
Change in Net Assets from Operations 6,075,520 -303,447 5,772,073
Non-Operating Expense      
   Change in post employment benefit liability -215,327 -215,327
Total Change in Net Assets 5,860,193 -303,447 5,556,746
Net Assets, beginning of year 38,770,271 1,554,014 40,324,285
Net Assets, end of year $44,630,464 $1,250,567 $45,881,031

Only 9.74% of expenses are spent on Fundraising, Management and General Expenses. NCMEC's commitment to transparency and financial accountability has earned it Charity Navigator's highest 4 Star rating.


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$500,000 – $999,999



Old Navy


$250,000 – $499,999

Australian Federal Police





$100,000 – $249,999




Honeywell Hometown Solutions

National Crime Agency Olympic House



Thomson Reuters

Valassis Communications

Vigilant Solutions

$50,000 – $99,999

Appriss Insightss

Canon U.S.A.


Lifetouch National School Studios

Match Group

Multi Media





$10,000 - $49,999

Adelanto HealthCare Ventures


ASL Marketing

Atmos Energy

Bark Technologies

Baywood Hotels

BDS Marketing

Bulkley Dunton

CDW Logistics

CenterPoint Energy

Charles Schwab

Charter Communications


Church of the Lord Jesus Christ

City National Bank


Cyan Forensics

Deloitte & Touche 


Developmental & Forensic Pediatrics


Fastrac Markets

First Source Federal Credit Union

Fox Corporation

Grant Thornton

Helendale Dermatology & Medical Spa




Jones Day

LA County Office of Education

Lonestar Legacy

May Riegler

New York Sash

Palmer Food Services

Rekor Systems

Sato Construction


The Stirling Club

Total Defense


Valero Services

Watch Systems



$5000 - $9999

Ascension Seton

Bryant & Stratton College

Bundle of Holding LLC

Capital Management Group

Commerce National Bank

CompTIA Member Services, LLC

CoreCivic of Tennessee

Davenport-Hatch Foundation

Epic Pipeline LP

Fairport Village Inn

Global Intelligence Network

Godlan, Inc.

GreatCall, Inc.

IBC Laredo


JAB Cares

Jones Lang LaSalle Americas

The McCain Institute

The Meet Group Inc. dba MeetMe, Inc.

MGM Resorts International

Moreland Properties

New York Yankees

Nustar Energy

NYS Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association

Ontario Exteriors

Otsego Mutual Fire Insurance Company

Rainaldi Brothers, Inc.

Resolute Forest Products

Rochling Advent Tool & Mold

Spencer Stuart

Sullivan Contracting, Inc.

Taub Foundation

Toward Healing

Trend Micro Inc.


Venable LLP

Zero Point Zero Production


$50,000 - $100,000

Motorola Solutions Foundation

$10,000 - $49,999

Allstate Foundation

Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation

L & N Andreas Foundation

L Brands Foundation




The James Annenberg La Vea Charitable Foundation


$100,000 – $499,999

Estate of Barbara Harrington

Estate of Richard Martin Simons Jr.

RTL Trust

Steward Family Foundation


$25,000 – $99,999

Gary and Pennie Abramson Charitable Foundation


Wanda Polisseni

Gary and Jeanne Shiffman

Iris Smith

Timothy Sullivan

$10,000 – $24,999

Robert and Sarah Bassam

Philip and Faith Bobrow

John and Luci Clark

Manus Cooney and Theresa Hatfield

Kristie Davis

Dennis and Patty DeConcini

Epstein Family Foundation

William Howard Flowers, Jr. Foundation

Bob Foosaner

Jonathan and Lynn Grosso

Susie and Kent Hance

Sylvia Johnson 

Fred and Elizabeth Jones

Yvonne and Jason Lee 

Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation

Mary Meelia 

John and Tina Michne

Ron Nagele

Mark Palancia

Theresa Payton

Leonard Pfeiffer and Anna Gunnarsson

Frank and Barbara Rechterman

Estate of Letitia Emilie Rieck

Shannon Speranza

Karen Tandy and Steve Pomerantz

$5,000 – $9,999

Krystle and Christian Alvarado

John and Sheila Arnos

Avergun Family Fund

The Baldridge Foundation 

Gary and Carol Berman

Mark Bowden

Neil Cohen

Kimberly Colonnetta

Jeffery and Patricia Davis Family Foundation

Mark and Charlene Dean

Robin Dearden and Bryan Cranston

Aly Dossa 

Melanie Dow

Jeffrey Estes

Vernon and Aurora Farthing

Matthew and Terri Foosaner

Mike and Tabitha Gioja

Vincent and Janet Giuliano

Mark and Alex Green

Alex Gyr

George Hambrecht

The Nathan P. Jacobs Foundation

The JSO Foundation

Pamela King

Richard Kolodziej and Holly Bayne


Meghan and Simon Latcovich

Alec and Lorri Lauzze

Randy Lentz

Bess Loewenbaum

Tai Lopez

Giovanni Maggipinto

Michael and Erin Mand

The John and Cindy McCain Family Foundation 

Vito Pela

Andy Plummer

Greg Polisseni

Doris Rankins

Alison and Reese Ryan

David and Tracy Scalen

Mark Schupack

Elliot and Jacquie Segal

The Abe and Kathryn Selsky Foundation

The Sigal Family Foundation

Ashley Stanfield

Paul Tate

Hank and Angela Uberoi

The Van Metre Family Foundation

Jennifer Walker

John and Revé Walsh

Shelley Waltman

Wilson Family Foundation

2019 Board of Directors

Board Chair
The Honorable Karen Tandy
Public Policy Executive



Pennie Abramson


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


Lou Bivona
Vision Logic


Hubert Bell
USSS/OIG Retired


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
Bungie, Inc.


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