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What We Do

How we’re working to give every child what they need to thrive and become successful adults.

Advance Policies

We advocate for policies that will make a difference in our children’s future.

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Serve Children

We lead programs to serve and empower children, families and communities.

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Inspire Activism

We provide tools and information for the public to join us in advocating for a better future for today’s children.

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What We Do

We’re working to give every child what they need to thrive and reach their full potential.

Advance Policies

We advocate for policies that will make a difference in our children’s future.

Learn More

Serve Children

We lead programs to serve and empower children, families and communities.

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Inspire Activism

We provide tools and information for the public to join us in advocating for a better future for today’s children.

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We’re working to give every child what they need to thrive and reach their full potential. Every gift makes a difference in the lives of children.

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Your Support Makes a Difference

We’re working to give every child what they need to thrive and reach their full potential. Every gift makes a difference in the lives of children.

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News & Views

Legislation and policies may change, but our mission never does. Read our most recent press releases to learn the latest.

  • The Truth About Guns in America

    “Pop, pop, bang, bang Schools, communities, houses too Nobody’s safe, they’re Coming for you” – 12-year-old boy in Washington, D.C. Once again this week the […]

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  • Lanterns

    Who have been the mentors in your life—not just people who gave you professional advice, but those who shared important lessons about how to live […]

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  • Acting to End Child Poverty

    “We’ve had 20 years of presidential debates, and we have never talked about the violence in America of child poverty. We have got to begin […]

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News & Views

Legislation and policies may change, but our mission never does. Read our most recent press releases to learn the latest.

  • The Truth About Guns in America

    “Pop, pop, bang, bang Schools, communities, houses too Nobody’s safe, they’re Coming for you” – 12-year-old boy in Washington, D.C. Once again this week the […]

    Read More...
  • Lanterns

    Who have been the mentors in your life—not just people who gave you professional advice, but those who shared important lessons about how to live […]

    Read More...
  • Acting to End Child Poverty

    “We’ve had 20 years of presidential debates, and we have never talked about the violence in America of child poverty. We have got to begin […]

    Read More...
All News

CDF Freedom Schools ®

More than 150,000 children have experienced our transformative literacy and cultural enrichment program. Join the CDF Freedom Schools® movement.

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Share Your Story

We want to hear about your personal challenges, how you’ve made an impact or about your CDF experience.

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Proctor Institute 2019

Learn about our annual event for child advocates to build skills and share success stories.

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Small Boats & Wide Seas

Ever wonder about the story behind CDF’s iconic logo? Learn about the famous prayer and illustration including its discovery, implementation, and evolution.

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