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Your tax deductible gift today to the Children’s Defense Fund will help advance our mission as we lift children out of poverty, protect them from abuse and neglect, and ensure that they have access to health care, quality education, and a moral and spiritual foundation.

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Donate by Phone or Mail

Donate by Phone

Please contact us at (202) 662-3673 during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST).

If you require immediate assistance outside of regular business hours, please call our CDF Donor Hotline at (480) 991-1619 for assistance.

Donate by Mail

You can mail a donation to the Children’s Defense Fund at the address below:
Children’s Defense Fund
Attn: Development Department
25 E ST, NW
Washington, DC 20001
For your convenience, we’ve included a donate by mail form for you to print, if you prefer. You can download this form below.

Donate by Mail

Monthly Pledge

A monthly pledge is a convenient and cost-effective way to join others like you who share your commitment to protecting America’s children.

Why consider a monthly gift?

  • Convenience: A monthly pledge is an extremely convenient way for you to make a lasting impact on America’s children every month and not have to worry about it.
  • Cost: By pledging just a few dollars a month, you can make a long-lasting impact. A gift of $50 or $100 may feel too expensive, but a gift of $5 or $10 a month may be more affordable.
  • Community: Through your monthly gift, you join a community of others like you who choose to act on their belief that America can and must do better for our children.
Make a Monthly Pledge

Make a Tribute Gift

A tribute gift to the Children’s Defense Fund is a unique way to recognize and honor someone, mark a special occasion, express sympathy on the passing of a loved one, or thank individuals who have touched and inspired you in some other way.

Make a Tribute Gift

Host a Fundraiser

Check out our Become a Fundraiser page to see how you can stand up for children and encourage your family and friends to do the same.

Get Involved with Our Campaigns

Check out our unique campaigns designed to address the needs of the whole child and see how you can make an impact today.