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Fundraising to Support "Opening the Door to School Safety"

This is our national education campaign focused on addressing the use of temporary door-locking devices in schools, or as some call them, “barricade devices.” We believe that with proper education about how these devices are not code-compliant and awareness about the unintended consequences, we can help school administrators make informed decisions to keep their schools safe without employing these dangerous solutions. To learn more about our position, please visit our ADVOCACY page.

Honor and Memorial Gifts

When you honor a friend or loved one with a contribution to the Door Security & Safety Foundation, we will notify the honoree – or family, if the contribution is a memorial, acknowledging your generosity. Your gift helps to advance life safety and security within the built environment as well as providing research and educational efforts. Make your honor or memorial contribution today.

Matching Gifts

Did you know that you could double or even triple the impact of your contribution by taking advantage of a charitable matching gift program? A matching gift program is where a company will match contributions to charitable organizations. These matches are often dollar for dollar, which doubles your charitable contribution power. Be sure to check with your company’s human resources or payroll department to see whether it offers a matching gift program.

Gifts of U.S. Stock and U.S. Mutual Funds

Contributions of stock, bonds, mutual funds, and other securities held for more than a year can offer attractive tax incentives while making it possible for you to invest in the Foundation’s groundbreaking efforts. When you give a gift of stock you can avoid capital gains tax and receive income tax deductions equal to the monetary value of your stock gift. (Please note that it is organizational policy to sell all contributions of stock upon receipt.)

Leave a Provision in Your Estate Plan

When you make a provision in your will, your legacy gift will ensure our long-term ability to press for work to continue to advance initiatives impacting the non-residential openings industry.

Gifts of Life Insurance Policies

Designating a portion or all of your life insurance policy is an easy way to increase your support of our efforts. It could allow you to make a gift that is bigger than you ever imagined and also have positive tax benefits for you and your loved ones.

Contribute Today

Download the pledge form and email us at with your pledge, or making a contribution online by clicking the button below.

Questions? Need More Information?

This organization does not provide legal or financial advice. Please consult your advisor for information relative to your intent. If you have general questions regarding any of these ways to give, please contact us at 202.367.1134 or at