The Security Foundation proudly supports U.S.-based nonprofits in the security sector. We recognize the vast community of smaller organizations working to ensure the safety and security of Americans at home and abroad.

In 2020, TSF’s Board of Directors established the Nonprofit Grants Program to provide grants to these nonprofits through an annual application process. The program is funded by restricted gifts made by TSF’s Board of Directors and other donors.

Donors may choose to support the Nonprofit Grants Program with a restricted gift.

Nonprofit Grants


  • 1st grant cycle: Applications are accepted January 1 – May 31, with decisions communicated by June 30.
  • 2nd grant cycle: Applications are accepted July 1 – November 30, with decisions communicated by December 31.


  • U.S. nonprofits seeking funding must have 501(c)(3) status.
  • U.S. nonprofits with an operating budget under $1,000,000 (U.S. dollars) are preferred.
  • Organization’s Mission: The organization has a focus that supports the safety and security of U.S. citizens and organizations at home or abroad.
  • One Grant Per Year: The organization can only receive a TSF grant once a year


  • Projects that seek to influence legislation or election campaigns directly or indirectly; activities related to influencing government policies, permitting or regulations will not be considered.
  • Grants for endowments are ineligible.


Contact Carly Coaty, TSF Director of Programs: [email protected]

Nonprofit News

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January 23 2023

2022 Nonprofit Grant Program Recipients

The Board of Directors of the International Security Foundation (ISF) is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the ISF Grants program for U.S.-based nonprofits that serve the global security community. Hostage US, a nonprofit supporting the families of the...
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December 12 2022

TSF Earns a Four-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

The Security Foundation (TSF) is proud to announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. This rating designates TSF as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that our organization...

December 16 2021

2021 TSF Nonprofit Grants Program Supports Hostage US & Diplomatic Security Foundation

The Security Foundation (TSF) is proud to announce the 2021 grant recipients of TSF's Nonprofit Grants program for U.S.-based nonprofits that serve the global security community. For TSF’s second year of grant funding, the recipients are: $10,000 to Hostage US, a nonprofit...