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The Children's Defense Fund-California (CDF-CA) is the California office of the Children's Defense Fund, a national, non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for over 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children.

CDF-CA was established in Oakland in 1998 to meet the needs of underserved children in the state of California. CDF-CA's Northern California office focuses on health policy and child poverty. Opened in 2001, the Los Angeles office is the hub for CDF-CA's programmatic and policy work in the areas of education, youth leadership training and development, and juvenile justice reform. 

Los Angeles Office

634 S. Spring St., Ste 500C
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Phone: (213) 355–8787
Fax: (213) 355–8795

Oakland Office

449 15th Street, Suite 310
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 663–3224
Fax: (510) 663–1783

Long Beach Office

3711 Long Beach Blvd., Ste 1017
Long Beach, CA 90807
Phone: (213) 225–8595

Sacramento Office

717 K St., Ste 417
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (510) 663–3224
Fax: (510) 663–1783

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

Beat the Odds® Scholarship Program: mjones@childrensdefense.org
CDF Freedom Schools® Program: ssoto@childrensdefense.org

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

CADonations@childrensdefense.org

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

For all other inquiries please contact: 

cdfca@childrensdefense.org

CDF 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