We're working to bring the voices of children across the country to the halls of power. Your support can make a big difference in the lives of children who are struggling.
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Every child has a voice that deserves to be heard.
That's why the CDF Action Council speaks out on behalf of America's children who cannot vote or lobby for themselves.
We advocate every day to give every child a healthy start, a quality early childhood experience, a level educational playing field, stable homes and safe communities free from violence.
The Children's Defense Fund Action Council (CDFAC) is an affiliated entity of the Children's Defense Fund registered as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit with the IRS. Contributions to CDFAC may be used for lobbying or advocacy for specific legislative bills, and generally are not eligible for federal tax deductions but may be eligible in some circumstances to be claimed as a trade or business expense.
Give with confidence. CDF is highly rated by many organizations, such as GuideStar, Charity Navigator, Great Nonprofits, and America’s Best Charities. This recognition is a demonstration of our commitment to accountability, and stewardship to our donors and our mission.
To donate by mail, please fill out this form and send to:Children’s Defense FundDevelopment Department840 First Street NE, Suite 300Washington, DC 20002
To donate by phone, please call 202-662-3654 between 8am-7pm ET
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The Children's Defense Fund is a child advocacy organization that works relentlessly to ensure a level playing field for all children. Together, we champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation.
Donating monthly is a more convenient way for you to give while having an even greater impact on the lives of children.
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Donating monthly is a more convenient way for you to give while having an even greater impact. Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar for the first 12 months.
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