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 4/26/17)


Sponsorships still available. Golfer Registration is on a waitlist.  Visit our GOLF page for info and check out the list of our amazing sponsors.

2017 DSF Scholarship Application period open

The application for the 11th Annual award is now available . The award is for graduating HS seniors (2017).  Student must be related to DS employee. Deadline for submission is May 1, 2017. Award will be made late July 2017. Please visit our scholarship page for more info. 

Most Recent Grants

  • $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.

A list of all grants may be viewed here: GRANTS

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. 

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!