As CDF celebrates 50 years, we reflect on a bold legacy and look ahead to a bright future. Join us in our mission to build community so all young people grow up with dignity, hope, and joy. Discover how to get involved, celebrate with us, and help make the next 50 years even more impactful and inspiring.
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Give with confidence. The Children’s Defense Fund is highly rated by many organizations, including GuideStar, Charity Navigator, Great Nonprofits, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and America’s Best Charities. This recognition is a demonstration of our commitment to accountability and stewardship to our donors and our mission.
Every child is precious and full of potential.
That’s why, for nearly 50 years, the Children’s Defense Fund has been relentless in our work to help lift children out of poverty, protect them from violence, and ensure they have the opportunities they need to thrive and succeed.
We continue to work every day to give every child a healthy start, a quality early childhood experience, a level educational playing field, stable homes and safe communities free from violence.
To donate by mail, please fill out this form and send to:
Children’s Defense Fund P.O. Box 803638 Chicago, IL 60680
To donate by phone, please call (202) 662-3654 between 8am-4pm ET