January 16 2024

TSF Nonprofit Grant Program 2023 Awardees

The Security Foundation (TSF) is pleased to announce the most recent recipients of TSF’s Nonprofit Grants Program:

TSF’s grant supports Hostage US‘s Development office and fundraising efforts.





TSF’s grant helps to fund the grants program for the Diplomatic Security Foundation of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. This program supports Diplomatic Security members, their immediate family and colleagues in the law enforcement and U.S. foreign affairs community.



TSF’s grant supports Girl Security’s National Workforce Fellowship, one of two tracks within Girl Security’s Workforce Training Program. This is the first TSF Nonprofit Grant award for Girl Security.

Girl Security’s Workforce Training Program selects girls and women (ages 17-22) from underrepresented communities for a 12-week, virtual Fellowship that includes workshops on Law and Setting Global Precedent, Economic Influence as a National Strength, Technological Influence in the Digital Ecosystem and more from such prominent female security leaders as Condoleezza Rice, Hon. Susan M. Gordon and Michele Flournoy. Each Fellow receives a $500 stipend, mentoring and a micro-internship to experience a “day in the life” of women in national security at Google or In-Q-Tel, for example. For more on the program, click here.

Girl Security founder and CEO, Lauren Bean Buitta (2nd from left) and Girl Security members at the 2022 OSAC Middle East North Africa Regional Council meeting.

“We continue to be impressed and humbled by past TSF grant recipients Hostage US and the Diplomatic Security Foundation and the critical work they do to support those who are unlawfully detained abroad and who are facing needs within the global security community,” says Peggy O’Neill, TSF Executive Director. “Our grant to new TSF grant recipient Girl Security aligns with TSF’s focus on increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in our industry. We are excited by the impact Girl Security and founder and Lauren Bean Buitta have as key voices in championing women in security and in inspiring young women to see and embrace their leadership potential as security leaders.”


TSF’s Nonprofit Grants program, established in 2019 by TSF’s Board of Directors, is funded by gifts from TSF Board members restricted specifically to support smaller, U.S.-based nonprofits serving the security industry.

The program has two funding cycles:

  • 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.

Applications are being accepted now for the first funding cycle of 2024. For eligibility information and an application, click here.