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 4/29/16)

2016 DSF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION Deadline is May 1

Visit the Scholarship Page for more info. $2500 scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors. Deadline is May 1. Awards given out July 2016. 
 

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!)
 

DSF Golf Outing

Registration for the 26th Annual DSF Charity Golf Outing is now open. 
This year's event will be Monday, June 13, 2016 at the Golf Club at Lansdowne.
Please visit our GOLF page for more info. 

 

 

Most Recent Grants

$1,500 to the family of a Local Guard at the US Embassy Bamako, Mali who died in an automobile accident on his way to work. He leaves behind a wife and six children. 
$3,000 to the family of a Local Guard at the US Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan who died of a heart attack while at post. 
$3,000 to the family of a Local Guard at the US Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam who died at home of a heart attack. He had been with the embassy for almost 20 years.
A list of all grants may be viewed here: GRANTS
 

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!