The following is a list of grants DSF has made since 2005.

2014 grants: $43,775

  • $500 to a Local Guard at US Consulate Jerusalem (Israel) who was injured in a hit & run accident outside of the consulate.
  • $1,800 to the wife and four children of a Local Guard Force member who was killed in an attack on the US Embassy Sana’a (Yemen). This amount represents a year’s salary.
  • $1,000 to the family of a Local Guard Force Supervisor at the US Embassy Ashgabat who recently passed away after a very short battle with liver disease.
  • $2,500 for an employee at US Embassy Lilongwe (Malawi) to partially cover travel expenses for flight US to visit dying parent.
  • $3,000 to a DS Agent to whose family was displaced and lost most of their possession due to a natural disaster.
  • $2,000 to the family of a Local Guard Force members at the US Embassy Guatemala who was struck and killed by a vehicle while he was riding home from work on his bicycle.
  • $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.
  • $4,000 to cover education costs for the daughters of a Diplomatic Police Officer who was killed during the 2004 terrorist attack of the US Embassy Tashkent (Uzbekistan).
  • $12,500 in scholarship awards to five high school senior for college expenses, recipients of the 2014 DSF Scholarship Program (each winner received $2,500).
  • $4,500 to the family of a Local Guard at US Embassy Tirana (Albania) who was struck and killed by a vehicle while on his way to work.
  • $1,000 to the family of a Local Guard at the US Embassy Caracas (Venezuela) who was killed during an attempted burglary at his home.
  • $1,000 to a Marine Security Guard to cover cost associated with the death of his parent.
  • $2,500 to DS Special Agent whose family lost all of their possessions in a house fire.

2013 grants: $74,000

  • $1,000 to the family of an Investigator (FSNI), US Consulate Lahore (Pakistan) who died of a stroke.
  • $1,000 to the family of a Locally Employed Staff (LES) at the US Consulate Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) who was killed in a workplace accident.
  • $20,000 (total) given to the surviving families of the eight LGF (Local Guard Force) who were killed during a suicide bombing attack of the US Consulate Herat, Afghanistan on September 12, 2013.
  • $1,000 to the surviving family of a Foreign Service National Investigator at the US Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan. He suffered a fatal heart attack.
  • $3,500 to the surviving family of a Senior Guard with 25 years of service as a member of the local guard force at the US Embassy Lagos (Nigeria). He suffered a fatal heart attack on his way to work.
  • $20,000 in scholarship awards to eight high school senior for college expenses. One student received the 2013 Maxwell Robertson Harmon Scholarship award, and seven students received the 2013 DSF Scholarship Program awards (each winner received $2,500) .
  • $3,500 to the surviving family of a Guard Supervisor with 17 years of service as a member of the local guard force at the US Embassy Lagos (Nigeria). He was killed in a hit-and-run accident on his way to work.
  • $1,500 to a DSS Security Protective Specialist who was injured in a terrorist attack in Peshawar (Pakistan).
  • $1,400 sponsorship (2 teams from DS) of the National Police Challenge 50K Relay which takes place during Police Week and benefits the survivor of LEOs (Law Enforcement Officers) who have died in the line of duty.
  • $10,000 to the family of a LGF (Local Guard Force) at the US Embassy Ankara, Turkey, who was killed in a suicide bomber attack at the embassy on February 1, 2013.
  • $1,000 to a DS contractor at US Embassy Kabul (Afghanistan), to cover costs associated with his young wife’s unexpected death.
  • $10,000 to cover uninsured medical expenses for a DS employee dealing with a serious medical issue.
  • $100 in memorial/bereavement donations to the following organizations: American Cancer Society, Lupus Foundation of America (DC/MD/VA Chpt).

2012 grants: $100,500

  • $2,500 (a year's salary) to the surviving children (four children, ages 13 and younger) of a Local Guard at the US Consulate Peshawar (Pakistan) who was, along with his wife and oldest child, killed in a home robbery
  • $9,000 (total; $3K each) was sent to three UPOs (Uniformed Protective Officers) at the USUN (US Mission to the United Nations) who suffered catastrophic property losses due to Hurricane Sandy.
  • $5,000 to the family of a FSN Investigator at the US Embassy Sana’a (Yemen), who was shot and killed by an unknown assailant.
  • $1,500 to a guard at the US Embassy Majuro (Marshall Islands) who suffered a spinal injury after falling off a seawall. He subsequently died from his injuries.
  • $5,000 to a Security Technical Specialist (STS) to assist with uninsured medical expenses for his son who was seriously injured in a biking accident.
  • $1,500 to the surviving family of a LGF at US Embassy Tripoli (Libya), who died from injuries sustained when the gate at the embassy compound broke from its supports and fell on the guard.
  • $15,000 (total) to several DS Special Agents returning from Benghazi (Libya) to cover unexpected expenses.
  • $1,000 to the surviving family of a senior LGF, at US Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR), who fell ill while on duty and died shortly thereafter. He is survived by a wife and five children (1 yr to 22 yrs old). CAR is one of the most remote, politically unstable and underdeveloped countries in the world. $1,000 is the equivalent of six months of salary.
  • $3,300 to the surviving family of a former LGF, at US Embassy Baghdad (Iraq). He was killed while leading a raid against insurgents. He had previously run the Diplomatic Protection Unit Camp in Baghdad for the Iraqi Police Unit assigned to support US Embassy Protective Security Operations in Baghdad. He leaves behind a pregnant wife and two small children. $3300 represents three months salary.
  • $15,000 in scholarship awards to six high school senior for college expenses, recipients of the 2012 Maxwell Robertson Harmon DSF Scholarship Program (each winner received $2,500).
  • $10,000 to cover uninsured medical expenses related to the premature birth of a child of a DS Special Agent.
  • $10,000 to cover uninsured medical expenses for the child of a DS Special Agent who is suffering from a serious illness.
  • $500 To the surviving family of a Surveillance Detection Coordinator at the US Embassy Jakarta (Indonesia), to cover costs associated with his unexpected death.
  • $500 for the family of a LGF, at US Embassy Tirana (Albania), to cover funeral expenses for their 14 year old son who was killed in an accident.
  • $3,000 for the surviving family of a LGF, at the US Embassy Tirana (Albania), who suffered a heart attack and died.
  • $2,500 to cover unexpected expenses related to the death of a DS Special Agent.
  • $10,000 to cover uninsured medical expenses for the wife of a DS Special Agent who is suffering from a serious illness.
  • $2,500 to a local police officer who was injured during an attack on US Embassy Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • $1,250 to the surviving family of a guard at US Embassy Kigali (Rwanda), who was killed in a traffic accident while returning to Kigali from his rural home outside of the capital.
  • $250 towards expenses incurred for a funeral for the young son of a guard at the US Embassy Djibouti.
  • $1,000 to the educational fund for the son of an Arlington County Police Officer (formerly a desk officer in DS’s Office of Overseas Protective Operations) who recently passed away after a long battle with cancer.
  • $200 in memorial/bereavement donations to the following organizations: American Cancer Society, Celiac Disease Foundation, Heifer International

2011 grants: $48,300

  • $2,000 ($1,000/each) to the surviving families of two Mexico State Police Officers assigned to the Monterrey Consul General protective detail. The officers were shot and killed while heading home after work by an unknown assailant.
  • $7,500 to a DS Special Agent to cover uninsured medical expenses for the treatment of his young son, who suffers from a rare birth defect.
  • $6,000 to a DS Special Agent to cover uninsured costs due to an extended illness.
  • $12,500 in scholarship awards to five high school senior for college expenses, recipients of the 2011 DSF Scholarship Program (each winner received $2,500).
  • $2,000 to two members of Local Guard Force at the U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires who suffered a catastrophic house fire.
  • $5,000 for the surviving family of the Ambassador’s security driver at US Embassy Manila, who died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
  • $500 for the surviving family of a LGF (Local Guard Force) Coordinator at Embassy Bangkok who recently passed away due to a blood clot in the lung.
  • $1,800 sponsorship (3 teams from DS) of the National Police Challenge 50K Relay which takes place during Police Week and benefits the survivor of officers who have died in the line of duty.
  • $5,000 to offset medical expenses associated with an organ transplant for a family member of two former DS Special Agents.
  • $2,000 to the family of a Baghdad Local Police Officer who was shot and killed while serving as Personal Protective Specialist for US Embassy Baghdad.
  • $1,000 to a Local Guard Force officer at the US Embassy Honduras, to assist with costs associated with his wife’s terminal cancer.
  • $2,000 to the surviving family of a Local Guard Watchman serving at the US Consulate Surabaya, who died unexpectedly.
  • $950 in memorial/bereavement donations to the following organizations: American Diabetes Association, Rosa Clark Clinic, Critter Adoption & Rescue Effort, Wounded Warriors Project, Kids R First, Pace Academy, Amaus Medical Services at Cathedral, National Association of Congregational Christian Churches, St Christopher Episcopal Church, American Cancer Society, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Conoochee Baptist Church, Make-A-Wish, Officer Michael G. Chretien Foundation, St Peter Catholic Church-Skokie

2010 grants: $61,117

  • $15,000 to offset ongoing medical expenses for a DS employee who is terminally ill.
  • $5,000 to offset ongoing medical expenses for an employee of the US Embassy Warsaw who has terminal cancer.
  • $5,000 to the surviving family of a Foreign Service National Investigator serving Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan, who died unexpectedly. 
  • $500 to the family of a South African police officer who was killed in the line of duty. The officer had recently assisted DS in protecting the US soccer team during the 2010 World Cup.
  • $5,000 in scholarship awards to two high school senior for college expenses, winners of the 2010 DSF Scholarship Program (each winner received $2,500).
  • $2,000 to offset ongoing medical expenses for an employee of the Consulate Bermuda who has cancer.
  • $4,867 to the families of Government of Pakistan security personnel who were killed or injured during a terrorist attack of the U.S. Consulate Peshawar on April 5, 2010
  • $10,000 to support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.
  • $2,000 to offset medical costs for a local guard at US Embassy Chisinau, Moldova.
  • $1,200 sponsorship (2 teams from DS) of the National Police Challenge 50K Relay which takes place during Police Week and benefits the survivor of officers who have died in the line of duty.
  • $5,000 to offset ongoing medical expenses for a local guard, at the Embassy Santiago, who has terminal cancer.
  • $5,000 to the educational fund for the daughter of a DSS Special Agent who recently passed away after a long battle with cancer.
  • $500 in memorial/bereavement donations to date to the following organizations: American Cancer Society; Wizards Care Charities; Burlington United Methodist Church; Shriners Hospitals for Children; Alzheimer's Association; Medina County Park District, Catholic Charities – Diocese of Arlington, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, St. Matthias Church.

2009 grants: $41,000

  • $2,500 to assist with medical expenses for the family of a Pakistani police officer assigned to support the Regional Security Office in Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • $500 to assist with medical costs for a local guard injured in an explosion in front of Embassy Kabul.
  • $1,500 to the surviving family of a Macedonian Protective Security Officer with the Embassy Skopje, killed in traffic accident while providing protective services to the US Ambassador at an official event.
  • $1,000 to support medical treatment for a local guard at US Consulate Quebec City.
  • $5,000 to the surviving family of a Master Sergeant who was killed in action in Afghanistan in July 2009. He served two recent tours as Marine Security Guard Detachment Commander in the MSG Program. 
  • $3,000 to the surviving family of local guard who was shot and killed while on duty at Embassy Guatemala. 
  • $5,000 to assist with medical expenses for the family of a local guard assigned to support the Regional Security Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 
  • $3,000 to the surviving family of a local guard at the Embassy Abuja who was killed during an intrusion of the embassy compound.
  • $5,000 to support medical treatment for the wife of a Foreign Service National Investigator in the Regional Security Office in Moscow. 
  • $1,200 sponsorship (2 teams from DS) of the National Police Challenge 50K Relay which takes place during Police Week and benefits the survivor of officers who have died in the line of duty.
  • $6,000 to defray family living expenses for an Embassy Beirut bodyguard who sustained extensive injuries in an automobile accident that has resulted in the need for lengthy rehabilitation prior to his being able to return to work.
  • $1,500 to the surviving family of a member of the Consulate Peshawar guard force who was the victim of a rocket attack at his home that also killed three of his children and critically injured his wife and two other children.
  • $800 in memorial/bereavement donations to date.

2008 grants: $89,650

  • $1,000 to the surviving family members of a Macedonian police officer killed in line of duty whose unit provides security support to the U.S. Embassy in Skopje.
  • $500 to the Angel Fund in memory of the deceased son of a London Police officer who guards the U.S. Embassy in London.
  • $5,000 to the educational fund for the sons of a deceased Egyptian employee who had worked at the Regional Security Office in Embassy Cairo for over 18 years.
  • $5,000 to the educational fund for the son of a deceased Foreign Service National Investigator in the Regional Security Office in Mumbai, India.
  • $1,000 to support the cancer treatment for the son of a contract employee of the DS Criminal Investigations Division.
  • $10,600 to four Nigerian guards/police injured safeguarding the Consulate Lagos community.
  • $4,000 to the family of a local guard in Cambodia who recently died from Leukemia.
  • $5,000 to the family of a Triple Canopy contractor who died in a vehicle accident while providing protective security services to DS.
  • $2,500 scholarship award to high school senior for college expenses.
  • $5,000 to the surviving family members of a Seabee assigned to the Naval Support Unit who was killed in a motorcycle accident.
  • $15,000 to the surviving families of three Turkish police officers killed during a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul.
  • $3,000 to two Turkish police guards injured during a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul.
  • $5,000 to support the medical treatment for the son of a Bolivian National Police officer who has been assigned to the embassy in Bolivia for the last 10 years.
  • $5,000 to a former DS Special Agent and current contract Special Investigator whose husband was killed in the line of duty as an Officer-Paramedic for the Arizona Dept of Public Safety.
  • $8,000 to cover uninsured medical expenses for a DS Special Agent undergoing cancer treatment.
  • $7,000 to assist a DS Special Agent with expenses related to her battle with cancer.
  • $5,000 to a scholarship fund for the son of a DS Special Agent killed in Iraq. Funds were donated by his colleagues and friends at the American Embassy in Baghdad.
  • $550 in memorial/bereavement donations to date.

2007 grants: $74,622

  • $5,000 to defray medical expenses of a DS uniformed officer with terminal cancer
  • $5,000 to the widow of a guard at the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul who died of a heart attack
  • $2,500 to a DS family to defray expenses resulting from a medical evacuation to the US
  • $2,500 to the widow of a Moldovan police officer who died suddenly during training at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest training
  • $4,000 to surviving family of local guard in Cairo who died of a massive heart attack
  • $8,600 to the family of a Guatemala Embassy Mobile Patrol Officer killed while responding to a vehicle theft
  • $5,000 to son’s education fund for death of Special Agent’s wife
  • $2,500 scholarship award to high school senior for college expenses
  • $9,067 to family of injured Foreign Service National Investigator at Embassy Dhaka
  • $6,500 to family of deceased local guard in Macedonia
  • $5,000 medical expenses for a uniformed officer at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations
  • $1,500 to Special Agent to defray unexpected personal expenses
  • $1,250 to member of RSO office personnel to defray personal expenses resulting from fire
  • $15,000 medical expenses for Special Agent undergoing treatment for serious illness
  • $1,205 for bereavement and memorial donations

2006 grants: $30,834

  • $5,000 to the family of deceased Regional Security Officer Secretary who was killed in a car accident while on a training course in the US
  • $2,000 to DS Agent requiring assistance due to Hurricane Katrina
  • $2,500 to DS Agent to assist with daughter’s medical expenses
  • $5,000 to families of slain Fairfax County Police Officers ($2.500 to each family trust fund)
  • $6,500 to family of an Embassy Kabul Surveillance Detection guard killed in a car-bombing
  • $4,500 for emergency medical treatment for a Surveillance Detection guard with a life-threatening illness at Embassy Nouakchott
  • $1,500 to the son of a DS employee to participate in an international youth exchange program
  • $970 to assist with medical expenses for a DS special agent
  • $1,500 for the trust fund of a family of a Honolulu police officer who died while supporting a Presidential/Sec State visit to Hawaii
  • $1,300 for memorial donations

2005 grants: $63,000

  • $5,500 to a DS agent to assist with medical expenses.
  • $5,500 to the family of a Jeddah Consulate guard killed while on duty.
  • $1,315 to assist with travel expenses for FLEOA Award recipient.
  • $1,460 for family travel and funeral expenses for a DS Agent.
  • $2,000 to the family of deceased FSNI in Haiti.
  • $5,000 to son’s education fund for a DS Agent killed in Iraq.
  • $33,000 to several DS personnel in New Orleans requiring assistance due to Hurricane Katrina. 
  • $5,000 to daughter’s education fund for a deceased DS Agent
  • $1,560 to family of police officer killed in Karachi
  • $2,737 in memorial gifts