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 2014 Combined Federal Campaign is in high gear. The campaign runs from Septemeber through December. Pledges and gift made during the 2014 CFC Campaign will be distributed to charities from April 2015-March 2016.
If you haven't made your gift or pledge yet, please do so today! Our CFC Number is 96262. Visit our CFC Page for more info.
Most Recent Grants: October 2014
$1,475 to cover costs associated with the 10th Anniversary Memorial Service for DS SA Ed Seitz who was killed in Baghdad October 2004.
$1,000 to the family of a LES (Locally Employed Staff) at the US Embassy Kabul (Afghanistan) who was killed in a suicide bombing attack at the airport.
$5,000 to help with medical costs for a LES (Locally Employed Staff) at the US Embassy Asuncion (Paraguay) who needs specialized surgery to remove a brain tumor.
The Greenhouse Grill at DSTC generously "hosts" the DSF tip jar. Since its first appearance back in 2009, the tip jar has generated almost $5,000 for DSF. The lastest take from the tip jar was $500! Wow! 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.