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. 

2017 Grants: $4,000

(as of 4/23/17, in order from most recent to oldest)

$2,500 for the family of a local guard at the US Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, who died of a heart attack. He had been with the embassy for 17 years.  He leaves 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 when his house burned to the ground.

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

 

2016 GRANTS: $89,921.74

$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.  

US Embassy Rome: DRSO Ray Kyliavas, SD Guard Vittoria Pomponi, Ambassador John Phillips, DCM Kelly Degnan, SD Coordinator, Alessio Lombardi, ARSO Scott Peterson and ARSO Steven Powell

US Embassy Rome: DRSO Ray Kyliavas, SD Guard Vittoria Pomponi, Ambassador John Phillips, DCM Kelly Degnan, SD Coordinator, Alessio Lombardi, ARSO Scott Peterson and ARSO Steven Powell

$2,000 for an employee at US Embassy Rome, Italy, whose house was severely damaged during the earthquake in Amatrice, Italy in August.

$25,000 in scholarship awards to eight high school seniors for college expenses, recipients of the 2016 DSF Scholarship Program (two students received top award of $5,000/each, six students received $2,500/each).

$3,000 to cover uninsured costs associated with cancer treatment for a DS employee.

$2,000 to a Local Guard at the US Consulate Erbil, Iraq, whose home was destroyed in a fire.

$6,000 to the family of a Local Guard at U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia who died of a heart attack. He had been with the embassy for 32 years.

$3,000 to cover medical expenses for a Local Guard at US Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan who was injured in suicide blast while observing a large protest. His injuries required extensive facial reconstructive surgery.

$5,000 to the family of a Local Guard at U.S. Embassy Juba, South Sudan who was shot and killed at his guard post by intruders.

$2,500 to the family of a Local Guard/Driver at US Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay. He died as the result of an automobile accident that occurred on his way to work. He had been with the embassy for 25 years. He is survived by his wife and three children. 

$1,000 to a Local Guard at US Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan to cover uninsured medical costs associated with the death of his wife. 

$1,500 to the family of a Police Constable at the U.S. Consulate Karachi who was killed in a motor vehicle accident on his way home from work. He leaves behind a wife, daughter (6) and son (2). 

$1,500 to the family of a Local Guard at the US Embassy Bamako, Mali who was killed in a motor vehicle 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. He leaves behind wife, two small children and his 15 year old sister.  

$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.

$2,000 to the family of a Local Guard at US Embassy Juba, South Sudan who was killed during a robbery of his home. He leaves behind a wife and three young children

$2,000 to the family of a Local Guard at US Embassy Juba, South Sudan who was attacked and killed on his way home from work. He leaves behind a wife and six children.

$11,861.74 to cover medical expenses for twenty-one local guards from KESF (the Kabul Embassy Security Force) who were injured 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. 

$1,100 in bereavement donations have been made in memory of those in the DS “family” who have died recently. Donations have been made to the following organizations: American Cancer Society, Hospice of the Chesapeake, Johns Hopkins Cancer Research, Community Cancer Research Foundation, Colts Neck First Aid Squad, Divine Word Missionaries, Mater Dei Academy Scholarship, Lucky Dog Rescue, Arts & Education of Matawan NJ, American Heart Assoc. 

 

2015 GRANTS: $81,500

$2,500 to the family of a Local Guard at the US Consulate General in Shenyang, China who passed away after an extended illness. He leaves behind a wife and 12 year old son.

$500 to a Local Guard at the US Embassy Georgetown, Guyana to help cover medical expenses for his mother.

$5,000 to the family of a Local Guard at US Embassy Ebril, Iraq who was killed in a car accident on his way to work. He leaves behind a pregnant wife.

$2,000 to a Local Guard at the US Embassy Tirana, Albania to cover medical expenses for his gravely ill daughter.

$10,000 to a DS Special Agent to cover uninsured medical costs associated with cancer treatments.

$5,000 to a member of the Local Guard Force at US Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to cover medical costs and a new wheelchair for his 5 year old daughter who suffers from Cerebral Palsy.

$4,000 to the family of a Local Guard at the US Embassy Nicosia, Cyprus who suffered a heart attack while on duty. He had been with the embassy since 2006.

$30,000 in scholarship awards to ten high school seniors for college expenses, recipients of the 2015 DSF Scholarship Program (two students received top award of $5,000/each, eight students received $2,500/each).

$5,000 to the family of locally engaged staff driver assigned to the Marine Security Guard at the US Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka who was killed in a motor vehicle accident. He had been with the embassy since 2005. He leaves behind a wife and four children, ages 3 through 10.

$3,500 to cover uninsured costs associated with cancer treatment for a Local Guard at US Embassy Skopje, Macedonia.

$7,500 to covered uninsured costs associated with an extended hospital stay for pregnant wife/unborn child of an Officer at the US Mission to the United Nations.

$3,800 to cover uninsured costs associated with the treatment of PTSD for a Local Guard at the US Embassy Ankara, Turkey, who witnessed the death of his colleague during the suicide bombing attack at the embassy on February 1, 2013.

$2,700 (a year’s salary) to the family of a senior Local Guard at US Embassy Cotonou, Benin who fell ill and passed away on his way home from work. He leaves behind a wife and six children.

US Embassy Santo Domingo staff with Ambassador Brewster present DSF's grant of $5,000 to a local guard to help cover the cost of a new wheelchair and treatment for his daughter who has cerebral palsy.

US Embassy Santo Domingo staff with Ambassador Brewster present DSF's grant of $5,000 to a local guard to help cover the cost of a new wheelchair and treatment for his daughter who has cerebral palsy.