Our Mission: 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.
DSF is a 501c(3) charitable non-profit. Contributions are 100% tax-deductible.
The 8th Annual DSF scholarship will be awarded July 2014. Appliations were due May 1. DFS awards an annual college scholarship of $2,500 to a high school senior planning on attending any institute of "higher" learning (at the university, community or vocational level). For more information, please visit our Scholarship page.
Greenhouse Grill Tip Jar
The Greenhouse Grill at DSTC generously "hosts" the DSF tip jar. Since its first appearance back in 2009, the tip jar has generated $4,146 for DSF. That's a lot of piggybank money! Thanks to everyone who donates their change. It really adds up!
DSF Grants For 2013 Tops $70,000
In 2013, DSF gave a total of seventeen grants totaling $74,000 to members of the extended DS "family" who were suffering a hardship or crisis. Eight additional grants went to winners of the 2013 DSF Scholarship Award. DSF grants are unrestricted gifts, requiring no re-payment. Anyone from the extended global DS “family” may be considered for a donation, per review by the DSF Board of Directors, which is composed of active, retired and former DS personnel. To see a complete list of grants, please visit the Grants page.
2013 DS 10K Tribute a Big Success
Over $3,000 donated to DSF
Thank you to everyone near and far who participated in this year's DS10K Tribute. The event, which was hosted by our partner organization, DSSAA brought in over $3,000 for DSF. While the main run was here in DC at Hains Point Park (with over 70 runners/walkers), there was lots of participation all around the globe! Jerusalem had a small but eager group. Embassy Caracas had 40 enthusiastic participants and collected over $1,400 in donations making Caracas the biggest DSF contributor. Thank you so much for all your efforts, Caracas! Kathmandu had approximately 100 runners - the biggest DS10K Tribute in the world this year! Bangkok also participated by hosting a run. And the biggest surprise was Team FLETC: a group at FLETC held their own event - special thanks to BSAC 126 for their $410 donation. Way to go! Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2013 DS 10K Tribute. We hope to see many more participants next year! And a huge thank you to DSSAA for making it all happen.