Your donations will benefit the Foley Foundation and directly impact our mission: To advocate for the safe return of all Americans unjustly detained abroad and to protect freelance journalists.

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One trip to Washington, DC to allow a hostage family to advocate for their loved one’s release

Allows JWFLF staff to travel to a university or journalism conference to promote journalist safety curricula

Support a freelance journalist for multi-day security training

Sponsor a US hostage family, including travel expense to Washington, DC, for one year

Three Washington, DC student fellows to support JWFLF’s American hostage and journalist safety programs

Increased online access to Foley journalist international travel safety curricula

Develop our James W. Foley Journalism Safety Modules in collaboration with Marquette University’s Diederich College of Communication, a preventive safety curriculum for aspiring and freelance journalists now used in at least 15 universities across the US

Continue our annual research, “Bringing Americans Home,” to support Americans held abroad and their families and identify their most urgent needs

Create the first ever database of Americans currently held hostage and wrongfully detained abroad

Seek accountability for the hostage-taking and murder of Americans James Foley, Peter Kassig, Steven Sotloff and Kayla Mueller by bringing ISIS culprits to the U.S. for trial

Strengthen U.S. hostage policy by working with the U.S. Congress, culminating in the adoption of the Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act, signed into law in the final days of 2020

Continue to support Hostile Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT) for freelance journalists who need it, despite new challenges brought on by the pandemic 

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