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 11/28/16)


Interested on serving as a member of the DSF Board? We have four positions open and are seeking nominations. You may nominate yourself up until Dec 28. Visit our Election page for more info and "how-to". 


This year's event was a big success netting $191K for DSF! Photos, recap and more can be found on our golf page. Next year's event is scheduled for Monday, June 5, 2017 at the Golf Club at Lansdowne. Visit our GOLF page for more info and check out the list of our amazing sponsors.

CFC 2016 - pledge now!

If you participate in the CFC, please be sure to choose DSF as a charity! Our number is: 96262

DSS Global Race for Charity

Wow! Thanks to all the DSS teams, all over the world who are supporting DSF. We've received over $7,000 in proceeds from races. Thank you!! Visit our DSS Global Race page for more info and be sure to check out the newest photos from the latest races (thanks Team DS PA, Team Tallin, Team New Delhi and Team Valletta!). Send us your photos from your races and we'll add them to our Facebook page and website. 

Most Recent Grants

  • $9,640 to the families of forty-three local guards from the Kabul Embassy Security Force who were killed during a Taliban attack (Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device) on Camp Sullivan (a US State Dept facility), outside of Kabul, Afghanistan, on 1/4/16. Each family will receive the equivalent of one month’s salary.
  • $3,000 ($1,500/each) to two Local Guards at US Embassy Skopje, Macedonia, to assist with repairs to their homes which were severely damaged during flash floods that swept through Skopje in August.
  • $2,000 for the family of Security Specialist at US Consulate Kolkata, India who died recently from an extended illness.  

A list of all grants may be viewed here: GRANTS


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

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!