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Help Kids Achieve Their Dreams!

Give them a summer of learning and fun

Each summer for 30 years, caring people like you have sent thousands of kids to Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools®. There, historically excluded children get academic help in an inspiring environment that also encourages personal growth. Your gift today will help prepare for our 31st season, starting soon! Thank you for opening doors for our scholars so they can pursue their dreams.

Give with confidence. 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 young person deserves to grow up with dignity, hope, and joy.

That’s why, for 50 years, Children’s Defense Fund has been relentless in our advocacy at the intersection of child well-being and racial justice. Our history is rooted in the Civil Rights and Women’s movements, and we are stewards carrying the fight for equity forward.

We continue to work every day to organize, train, and mobilize with communities to ensure equity and justice for all Black and Brown children and youth. With our work centered on young people, we will make a lasting difference in their lives.

Donate by mail

Please fill out this form and send to: Children’s Defense Fund P.O. Box 803638 Chicago, IL 60680

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Please call 202-662-3654 between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. EST

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Other Ways to Give

Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit child and youth advocacy organization that has advocated for all children and youth relentlessly for more than 50 years. Your tax-deductible gift to CDF will help advance our mission as we build community so all young people live with dignity, hope, and joy.

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