Assisting those who provide
a safe platform for American diplomacy

Established in 1995, the Diplomatic Security Foundation (DSF) provides timely financial support and charitable contributions to members, and their immediate family, of the US Department of State's Bureau of Diplomatic Security and colleagues in the law enforcement and US foreign affairs community.

Latest News

(updated 8/26/16)


Winners of the 2016 award have been announced. Visit the Scholarship Page for more info. 


This year's event was a big success. Photos coming soon. 
Next year's event is scheduled for Monday, June 5, 2017 at the Golf Club at Lansdowne.
Please visit our GOLF page for more info and check out the list of our amazing sponsors.

DSS Global Race for Charity

In celebration of its 100th Anniversary, DSS is sponsoring a “DSS Global Race for Charity” to take place at 100+ locations overseas and in the US. All RSOs, Field Offices, and HQ directorates are encouraged to organize a 5K run and raise funds for worthy charitable causes. Well what do you know ? DSF is just such a worthy charitable cause! So pick us as your charity of choice. DSF is a genuine, real-deal 501c3 nonprofit charity with a global reach. Visit our DSS Global Race page for more info and be sure to check out the newest photos from the latest races (thank Team Manama!)

Most Recent Grants

$1,500 to the family of a Police Constable at the U.S. Consulate Karachi who was killed in a motor vehicle accident on his way home from work. He leaves behind a wife, daughter (6) and son (2). 

$1,500 to the family of a Local Guard at the US Embassy Bamako, Mali who was killed in a motor vehicle accident on his way to work.  He leaves behind a wife and six children.

A list of all grants may be viewed here:

AmazonSmile: Shop & Support DSF

Did you know that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to DSF? Shop via AmazonSmile. Get started here: Amazon Smile and choose DSF as your charity of choice. Last year, we received $491 from Amazon!

Greenhouse Grill Tip Jar 

The Greenhouse Grill at DSTC generously "hosts" the DSF tip jar. Last year was a banner year - $1,113 in changes was donated to DSF via the tip jar. Since its first appearance back in 2009, the tip jar has generated $5,780 for DSF. Thanks to everyone who donates their change. And a HUGE thank you to The Greenhouse Grill for supporting us!