FSYF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Although it has strong relationships with the U.S. Department of State Family Liaison Office (FLO), Office of Overseas Schools, and the Overseas Briefing Center (OBC), FSYF is NOT a U.S. Government entity and does not receive public funding. FSYF revenue comes from corporate sponsors, individual donors, membership dues, publications sales, and program fees.
From September 1, 2012, there will be three choices of membership as follows:
A one-year family membership is $20
A three-year family membership is $50.
Or, a lifetime family membership is $150
Members receive advance notice of FSYF activities and member discounts. More important, they are the backbone of the FSYF community and help determine the direction of the organization.
Eligible families may participate in FSYF activities without being members, but membership establishes a direct line of communication to FSYF and is an important source of funding.
To join FSYF, click here.
FSYF regularly communicates with members and friends via e-mail. E-mail is the most cost effective and dependable way to announce our contests and activities, distribute our newsletters, and share our news around the globe. To join our e-mail database, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many FSYF members and friends are active participants in FSParent—a listserve that connects Foreign Service parents to each other. The warm and welcoming online community is an outlet for questions and comments about kids, families and the Foreign Service lifestyle. To join, send a request to: FSparentemail@example.com.
More specialized listserves that may appeal to some Foreign Service families include:
Foreign Service Special Needs (for parents of children with special needs):
Foreign Service Gifted (for parents of children who are gifted and talented):
Expat Home school (for parents who home school their children outside their home country):
You can donate to FSYF in many ways:
PayPal donations are deposited directly into the FSYF account (minus a small processing fee). To donate using PayPal, click here.
Please mail checks to:
Foreign Service Youth Foundation
PO Box 39185
Washington, DC 20016
Combined Federal Campaign
FSYF is a participating member of the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA). CFCNCA issues a one-time distribution check to FSYF at the end of the year for the value of all pledges (minus 8.498% for CFC expenses). The FSYF CFCNCA designation (catalog) number is: 39436.
Gifts of Stock
FSYF has an Ameriprise brokerage account and can accept gifts of stock. Please call us at 703-731-2960 for more information.