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The ISF Impact

The International Security Foundation funds security programming by the Overseas Security Advisory Council, Domestic Security Alliance Council and U.S. security nonprofits to keep Americans and American interests safer and more secure.

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ISF Funded Programs Since 2011


$7 Million+




Organizations Supporting ISF


$3.5 Million+

in Direct Program Support


Learn about our grant program for the Overseas Security Advisory Council, the Domestic Security Alliance Council and for U.S. security nonprofits.

How we help


I was there before the ISF was created and saw first hand how Regional Security Officers’ and OSAC leaders’ hands were tied [financially] when it came to holding and marketing Country Chapter and Regional Council events. With the ISF, funds can be used for OSAC event logistics and promotion.

Jeremy Rodrigues, ISF Member, Senior Director, Enterprise Security, Excelerate Energy

Former OSAC Foreign Affairs Officer

In 2011, there were a number of very serendipitous events that came together, just at the right time at the right place with the right individuals that enabled the ISF to come together to become a reality.

John McClurg, ISF Founding Father, First ISF President

Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Blackberry

Sandy Cowie

The creation of the ISF has been a true turning point for OSAC. It’s been incredibly impactful and a real enabler for OSAC’s mission at all levels.

Sandy Cowie, Director of Global Security

Principal Financial Group
Past OSAC Private-Sector Chair

Ellen Tannor

One of the most powerful aspects of OSAC is that we never charge dues. ISF funding helps keep our meetings completely free and accessible to all U.S.-based organizations operating abroad regardless of size. The ISF minimizes financial barriers and helps keep our public-private partnership thriving all over the world.

Ellen Tannor, Executive Director


Our gifts and sponsorships enable ISF to fund DSAC and OSAC programs that share security information and connect partners. ISF makes it possible to support the DSAC’s and OSAC’s critical work, which, in turn, allows Target to create a brighter, safer future for our team, our guests and the communities we serve.

Mark Krause, Senior Director, Corporate Security

Target Corporation

DSAC and OSAC are the critical difference to security leaders in the private sector. Protecting the companies and communities we serve requires cutting-edge resources and exceptional connectivity with our security colleagues, which DSAC and OSAC provide. Supporting the ISF ensures that these incredible public-private partnerships are thriving.

Dave Komendat, ISF Vice President

The Boeing Company

June 7, 2023

Carly Coaty Appointed as ISF’s First Director of Programs

Carly Coaty, an experienced program manager and event planner and former Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Program Manager, joined the ISF staff on May 15, 2023, as the International Security Foundation’s (ISF) first-ever Director of Programs.

Carly oversees the ISF’s new focus on creating its own programs for the security industry and managing the ISF’s work in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Post merger with the Domestic Security Partnership, the ISF is adding programs to its portfolio of support for the security profession, while continuing to fund the Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC) and OSAC and smaller, security-related nonprofits through the ISF Grants Program.

Carly with the ISF team (l. to r.): Siobhan Clune, Director of Development; Evelyn Nastos, Accounting Manager; Peggy O’Neill, Executive Director; Carly; Sarah Achenbach, Director of Communications. Not pictured: Julie Bennett, Special Events Manager.

Carly’s expertise is an excellent fit with the ISF and its vision to create a safer, more secure world by helping to protect U.S. citizens and interests at home and abroad through education, information sharing and funding security-related organizations. She has experience in various sectors including government, defense, security, diplomacy, human rights, teaching and nonprofits.

“Carly is an excellent addition to the ISF team and brings a wealth of experience, talent and deep connections to our community,” notes Peggy F. O’Neill, ISF Executive Director. “She joins us at an auspicious time as the ISF moves from a funding organization to one that funds outside programs and creates and hosts its own programs for the industry. Carly’s creativity and vision, coupled with her exceptional program management skills, bode very well for what the ISF will accomplish to help further our important work.”

Welcome, Carly!


  • Former OSAC Program Manager, U.S, Department of State; managed Faith-Based Sector Committee, Pan-Asia Regional Committee and approximately 30 country chapters in East Asia and the Pacific; Led planning for OSAC’s Travel Safety & Security topical forum alongside strategic partners for more than 250 attendees from the security industry
  • International Program Junior Analyst, Program Executive Office (PEO) Unmanned and Small Combatants (USC)
  • Max Kampelman Communications Fellow, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission)
  • English Teaching Assistant, Ministère de l’Éducation nationale, Lycée Pierre Lescot Paris, France
  • Program Assistant, Summer Sisters Exchange Program, American University
  • The Collaboratory Intern, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • Program management experience through internships with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, The Atlantic Council and the U.S. House of Representatives
  • B.A. in strategic communications with focuses in international studies and French language from American University

Contact Carly at [email protected].