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Address:   25 E Street, NW
Washington, DC   20001
Year Founded:   1969
Website:   http://www.childrensdefense.org
Phone Number:   (202) 628-8787

Mission Statement:

  The Children's Defense Fund's "Leave No Child Behind" mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves.

We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities.

CDF encourages preventive investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown.

CDF began in 1973 and is a private, nonprofit organization supported by foundation and corporate grants and individual donations. We have never taken government funds.
 

Methods:

  CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown.
 

Financials:

Total Income:   $18,348,087
Total Expenses:   $18,531,059
Amount Spent on Programs:   $15,399,102
Percentage Spent on Programs:   83.10%
Reporting Year:   2005

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