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Established in 1992, the Children's Defense Fund-New York (CDF-NY) office has a unique approach to improving conditions for children, combining research, public education, policy development, community organizing and advocacy. A recognized authority in the endeavor to protect children and strengthen families, CDF-NY serves as a resource and partner for children, families and organizations throughout New York City and State. We leverage our national influence to eliminate the harmful and disproportionate impact that poverty has on children in New York and to eliminate race and gender inequities in the areas of justice, early childhood, education, health and housing.

New York City Office

15 Maiden Lane, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-697-2323
Fax: 212-697-0566

For questions about CDF-NY’s programs please contact:

Beat the Odds® Scholarship Program: NY-BTO@childrensdefense.org
CDF Freedom Schools® Program: freedomschools@childrensdefense.org

For questions about your donation, planned giving, or other donation related inquiries please contact:

NYDonations@childrensdefense.org

For questions about CDF-NY’s Policy Priorities please contact the appropriate staff.

For all other inquiries please contact: 

messages@childrensdefense.org

National Office

National Headquarters

Children's Defense Fund
25 E Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: 800-CDF-1200 (800-233-1200)
Email: cdfinfo@childrensdefense.org
www.childrensdefense.org

For questions about CDF’s programs please contact:

Beat the Odds® Scholarship Program: BTO@childrensdefense.org
CDF Freedom Schools® Program: freedomschools@childrensdefense.org

For questions about your donation, planned giving, or other donation related inquiries please contact:

Donations@childrensdefense.org

For questions about CDF’s Policy Priorities please contact:

Ending Child Poverty: EndChildPoverty@ChildrensDefense.org
Children's Health: ChildHealth@ChildrensDefense.org
Early Childhood Development & Learning: EarlyChildhoodDevelopment@Childrensdefense.org
Elementary & Secondary Education: Education@ChildrensDefense.org
Child Welfare: ChildWelfare@ChildrensDefense.org
Juvenile Justice: JuvenileJustice@ChildrensDefense.org

For all other inquiries please contact: cdfinfo@childrensdefense.org