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.
ISF Funded Programs Since 2011
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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.
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
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
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
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
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’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.”
Contact Carly at [email protected].