Contact Us

We are a national organization with the capacity to work for children at federal, state and community levels across the country. We have our headquarters in Washington, D.C., and offices in California, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas. Through these offices, we expand our work into North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Jersey. CDF Haley Farm in Clinton, Tenn., is our home for spiritual renewal, character and leadership development, intergenerational mentoring, and interracial and interfaith dialog about children's issues.

National Headquarters

Children's Defense Fund
25 E Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: 800-CDF-1200 (800-233-1200)
Email: cdfinfo@childrensdefense.org
www.childrensdefense.org

For questions about CDF’s programs please contact:

Beat the Odds® Scholarship Program: BTO@childrensdefense.org
CDF Freedom Schools® Program: freedomschools@childrensdefense.org

For questions about your donation, planned giving, or other donation related inquiries please contact:

Donations@childrensdefense.org

For questions about CDF’s Policy Priorities please contact:

Ending Child Poverty: EndChildPoverty@ChildrensDefense.org
Children's Health: ChildHealth@ChildrensDefense.org
Early Childhood Development & Learning: EarlyChildhoodDevelopment@Childrensdefense.org
Elementary & Secondary Education: Education@ChildrensDefense.org
Child Welfare: ChildWelfare@ChildrensDefense.org
Juvenile Justice: JuvenileJustice@ChildrensDefense.org

For all other inquiries please contact: cdfinfo@childrensdefense.org

CDF-California

Southern California Office

634 S. Spring Street, Suite 500C
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Phone: 213-355-8787
Fax: 213-355-8795

Northern California Office

405 14th Street, Suite 1012
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-663-3224
Fax: 510-663-1783

For questions about CDF-California’s programs please contact:

Beat the Odds® Scholarship Program: cdfca@childrensdefense.org
CDF Freedom Schools® Program: freedomschools@childrensdefense.org

For questions about your donation, planned giving, or other donation related inquiries please contact:

CADonations@childrensdefense.org

For questions about CDF’s Policy Priorities please contact the appropriate staff

For all other inquiries please contact: 

cdfca@childrensdefense.org

Learn more about CDF-California.

CDF-Minnesota

CDF-Minnesota Headquarters

555 Park Street, Suite 410
St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: 651-227-6121
Fax: 651-227-2553

For questions about CDF-Minnesota’s programs please contact:

Beat the Odds® Scholarship Program: btomn@childrensdefense.org
CDF Freedom Schools® Program: freedomschools@childrensdefense.org

For questions about your donation, planned giving, or other donation related inquiries please contact:

MNDonations@childrensdefense.org

For questions about CDF’s Policy Priorities please contact the appropriate staff

For all other inquiries please contact: 

cdf-mn@cdf-mn.org

Learn more about CDF-Minnesota.

CDF-New York

CDF-New York Headquarters

15 Maiden Lane, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-697-2323
Fax: 212-697-0566

For questions about CDF-New York’s programs please contact:

Beat the Odds® Scholarship Program: NY-BTO@childrensdefense.org
CDF Freedom Schools® Program: freedomschools@childrensdefense.org

For questions about your donation, planned giving, or other donation related inquiries please contact:

NYDonations@childrensdefense.org

For questions about CDF’s Policy Priorities please contact the appropriate staff

For all other inquiries please contact: 

messages@childrensdefense.org

Learn more about CDF-New York.

CDF-Ohio

Columbus Office

395 East Broad Street, Suite 330
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-221-2244
Fax: 614-221-2247

Cleveland Office

431 E 260th Street
Euclid, OH 44132
Phone: 216-650-1961

For questions about CDF-Ohio’s programs please contact:

Beat the Odds® Scholarship Program: Ohio-BTO@childrensdefense.org
CDF Freedom Schools® Program: freedomschools@childrensdefense.org

For questions about your donation, planned giving, or other donation related inquiries please contact:

OHDonations@childrensdefense.org

For questions about CDF’s Policy Priorities please contact the appropriate staff

For all other inquiries please contact: 

cdfohio@childrensdefense.org

Learn more about CDF-Ohio.

CDF-Southern Region Office

CDF-Southern Regional Office Headquarters

2659 Livingston Road, Suite 200
Jackson, MS 39213
Phone: 601-321-1966
Fax: 601-321-8736

For questions about CDF-Southern Regional Office’s programs please contact:

Beat the Odds® Scholarship Program: CDFSRO@childrensdefense.org
CDF Freedom Schools® Program: freedomschools@childrensdefense.org

For questions about your donation, planned giving, or other donation related inquiries please contact:

SRODonations@childrensdefense.org

For questions about CDF’s Policy Priorities please contact the appropriate staff

For all other inquiries please contact: 

CDFSRO@childrensdefense.org

Learn more about CDF-SRO.

CDF-Texas

Austin Office

316 W. 12th Street, #106
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-236-1699

Houston Office

5410 Bellaire Blvd., Suite 203
Bellaire, TX 77401
Phone: 877-664-4080

Rio Grande Valley Office

612 Nolana, Suite 320
McAllen, TX 78504
Phone: 866-581-5437

For questions about CDF-Texas’ programs please contact:

Beat the Odds® Scholarship Program: texasbto@childrensdefense.org
CDF Freedom Schools® Program: freedomschools@childrensdefense.org

For questions about your donation, planned giving, or other donation related inquiries please contact:

TXDonations@childrensdefense.org

For questions about CDF’s Policy Priorities please contact the appropriate staff

For all other inquiries please contact: 

cdftexas@childrensdefense.org

Learn more about CDF-Texas.