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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.

Learn More

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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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.

  • Legislation Should Address Vaccine Hesitancy and Rise in Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

    Vaccines are essential to protecting children, families, and communities, and herd immunity is especially critical for vulnerable children with medical conditions as well as infants too young to be immunized. To maintain and increase vaccine coverage that will ensure necessary herd immunity, parents must have confidence in the safety and efficacy of vaccines, exemptions must be restricted, and existing exemptions must be monitored.

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  • Addressing Our Nation’s Alarming Maternal Mortality Rates

    Each year, an estimated 700 women in the United States die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. Since the CDC began tracking maternal mortality rates in 1987, the United States has seen a sharp increase in pregnancy-related deaths, most of which are entirely preventable.

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  • Ongoing Attacks on SNAP

    Today, the Trump administration published a final rule that will weaken SNAP by imposing time limits and work requirements. By USDA’s own estimates, this change will result in nearly 700,000 people losing benefits. Earlier this year, CDF urged the Administration to withdraw this rule as well as other recent proposals to take food from hungry families.

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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.

  • Legislation Should Address Vaccine Hesitancy and Rise in Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

    Vaccines are essential to protecting children, families, and communities, and herd immunity is especially critical for vulnerable children with medical conditions as well as infants too young to be immunized. To maintain and increase vaccine coverage that will ensure necessary herd immunity, parents must have confidence in the safety and efficacy of vaccines, exemptions must be restricted, and existing exemptions must be monitored.

    Read More...
  • Addressing Our Nation’s Alarming Maternal Mortality Rates

    Each year, an estimated 700 women in the United States die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. Since the CDC began tracking maternal mortality rates in 1987, the United States has seen a sharp increase in pregnancy-related deaths, most of which are entirely preventable.

    Read More...
  • Ongoing Attacks on SNAP

    Today, the Trump administration published a final rule that will weaken SNAP by imposing time limits and work requirements. By USDA’s own estimates, this change will result in nearly 700,000 people losing benefits. Earlier this year, CDF urged the Administration to withdraw this rule as well as other recent proposals to take food from hungry families.

    Read More...
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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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