The Diplomatic Security Foundation is pleased to demonstrate how your contributions have helped support those in the Diplomatic Security worldwide family during times of need. 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.

We protect the privacy of the individuals to whom we provide financial support. Requests For Assistance (RFA) are kept completely confidential and are only reviewed by members of the DSF Board. We do not publicize the names of those we help and often omit identifying information about recipients from our published list of grants. 

2018 Grants: $117,105

(as of 112/4/18, in order from most recent to oldest)

$500 to the family of Sgt. Ron Helus, from the Ventura County (CA) Sheriff’s Office, who was killed responding to the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, CA on 11/7/18

$5,500 to the family of a local guard at US Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso who died in a motor vehicle accident

$6,500 to a DS Agent to help cover uninsured medical costs associated with an illness

$3,000 to an employee at a US Consulate in Indonesia to cover uninsured medical costs for their newborn

$3,000 to a local guard at US Embassy Dili, Timor-Leste, whose house was destroyed by fire 

$3,500 to the family of a local guard at US Embassy Bamako, Mali who died of a heart attack 

$1,000 to a local guard at US Embassy Juba, South Sudan who was severely injured by the gate at the embassy compound

$3,000 to a Guard Force Commander at The U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN) to assist with uninsured medical costs incurred as a result of his wife’s serious illness

$2,640 to a local guard at the US Embassy La Paz, Bolivia, whose house was severely damaged by fire

$3,000 to the family of a local guard at US Embassy Pristina, Kosovo who died of a heart attack

$2,750 to an instructor at the ITF in Summit Point, WV, to help cover uninsured medical costs associated with cancer treatments

$23,000 in scholarships to the fourteen recipients of the 2018 DSF Scholarship Award

$5,000 to the family of a local guard at US Embassy Erbil, Iraq, who died after battling lung cancer

$6,715 to a local guard at US Embassy Sana'a, Yemen to assist with medical costs for a kidney transplant

$3,000 to assist the family after the death of a DS Training Center instructor

$3,000 to the family of a local guard at US Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia who died of natural causes while at work; with the embassy for 18 years, he was the sole provider for his elderly mother

$3,000 to a local guard at US Embassy La Paz, Bolivia, to assist with costs associated with a serious medical condition

$5,000 to the family of a local guard at US Embassy Beirut, Lebanon who suffered a heart attack and died; with the embassy for 10 years, he left behind a wife, four-year-old son, and infant daughter

$5,000 to members of the Houston Field Office and the Passport Agency who suffered damage during Hurricane Harvey

$2,000 to the family of a local guard at US Embassy Nairobi, Kenya, who was shot and killed on his way to work, leaving behind a wife and three young children; $500 to a local guard injured in the same attack

$5,000 to a Sudanese Police Officer attached to the US Embassy Khartoum, Sudan who was severely injured during a knife attack at the embassy

$6,500 to the family of a local guard at the US Embassy Suva, Fiji who died of a heart attack at work, leaving behind a wife and seven children

$15,000 to a Uniform Protection Officer at the US Mission to the United Nations to assist with uninsured medical costs incurred as a result of a serious illness

 

2017 Grants: $110,839

(as of 12/31/17, in order from most recent to oldest)

$3,000 to an ATA contractor to cover uninsured medical costs incurred as a result of a stroke

$2,500 to the family of a Local Guard at US Embassy Addis Ababa, who died of a heart attack; with the embassy for 10 years leaving behind a wife and two young daughters

$500 to a Local Guard at US Embassy Maputo, Mozambique whose home was destroyed by fire

$17,200 to members of the Houston Field Office and the Passport Agency who suffered losses during Hurricane Harvey

$1,750 to the widow of a Training Delivery Officer, ATA, to cover uninsured costs incurred as a result of his illness

$1,500 to a Local Guard at US Consulate Erbil, Iraq, whose home was destroyed by fire

$250 to two Local Guards at US Embassy Bamako, Mali who were injured in an attack on their way to work

$25,000 in scholarships to the recipients of the 2017 DSF Scholarship Award

$1,000 to the family of a Local Guard at US Embassy Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, who died of a heart attack; with the embassy for 19 years he left behind a wife, brother, mother and five-year-old son

$2,140 to cover medical costs for the mother of an FSNI at US Embassy Mexico City; she was attacked and injured during a home invasion

$4,000 to cover uninsured costs for the family of a member of the LA Field Office who died in a motor vehicle accident

$1,000 to cover educational costs for the son of a Local Guard at US Embassy Dili, Timor Leste who had died; he had been with the embassy for 13 years

$2,500 for a member of the Local Guard Force at US Embassy Addis Ababa to cover costs for the treatment of metastasized bone cancer

$2,500 for a member of the Local Guard Force at US Embassy Addis Ababa who died from sepsis, leaving behind a wife and three children

$29,000 total to the families of the ten LGF from US Embassy Kabul, part of Burhan Security Service (BSS), killed in the suicide truck bombing outside of the Germany Embassy on May 31, 2017

$3,000 to the family of a Local Guard from the US Consulate in Basrah, Iraq, who died of a heart attack while on duty, leaving behind a wife and three young children

$3,000 to the parents of an LN security screener who was a member of the Baghdad Embassy Security Force; she died in a traffic accident

$2,500 for the family of a Local Guard at US Embassy Addis Ababa who died of a heart attack; with the mission for 17 years, he left behind a wife and two children

$1,000 for a member of the Local Guard Force at US Embassy Libreville, Gabon who lost his home and possessions in a fire

$500 for funeral expenses for the relative of a DS Security Engineer Officer