Your Impact

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Your support of the Children’s Defense Fund has allowed us to make a powerful impact on the lives of children across the United States. Thanks to your compassion and generosity, we have been able to make tremendous gains and with your continued support, we will accomplish so much more together.

Because of you, we have been successfully:


Successfully secured a 10-year extension of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which ensures health coverage for 9.5 million children in America.

Successfully passed the historic Family First Prevention Services Act, which includes reforms to keep children safely with their families and out of foster care.

Successfully prevented cuts to Medicaid—which ensures health care for nearly 37 million of America’s children—and repeal of the Affordable Care Act.


Because of friends like you, we were able to meet our 2017 year-end grant matching goal to ensure that the impact of your gifts were doubled up to $750,000. Thank you!

Proving Accountability

Proved accountability through our ‘Gold Seal of Transparency’ ranking with GuideStar.

Ranked as 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits.


Trained and Deployed 1,400+ college students and post-college young adults to take social action as Freedom School Servant Leaders Interns.

Empowered 150+ interns to make an impact on the lives of America’s children.


Shared stories, relevant news, and inspiration with our fellow defenders on Twitter 5,790,300 times in 2018.

Shared our timely Child Watch column with 46,000 child advocates weekly.

Launched a new website in August 2018 to better engage and our supporters and the communities we serve.


Laid the groundwork for 200+ high school leaders’ future success with year-round support and preparation for college.

Positively influenced 11,995 elementary-aged and high school youth by helping them achieve successful summer reading level gains.