About

DCF Mission Statement

The Diplomacy Center Foundation (DCF) is committed to partnering with the United States Department of State in creating the United States Diplomacy Center (USDC) to present the history, practices and challenges of American diplomacy to the public.

Sixteen years ago, Ambassador Steven Low and Senator Charles McC. Mathias formed the Foreign Affairs Museum Council (FAMC), which became the Diplomacy Center Foundation (DCF), to support their idea to create a center to honor the contributions of diplomacy and diplomats to the security and prosperity of the American people, and to convey the role of diplomacy to the public.

The establishment of the USDC with its outreach and public education activities is a public-private initiative. The Department of State is providing the space, staff and security, while the private sector will provide the funds to design and build the 41,000 sq. ft. facility. The Center includes a 21,000 sq. ft. exterior Pavilion and its informative exhibits about today's Department of State in Hall 1, the Founding Ambassadors Concourse below Hall I, and two interior Halls both of 10,000 sq. ft. each: one chronicling the history of the American diplomacy, and the other focusing on education. The USDC is located at the Department of State building on 21st Street at Virginia Avenue NW, in Washington, DC.

Every living former Secretary of State is an honorary director of the DCF.

USDC

Visit the USDC website www.Diplomacy.State.gov  for information on the progress and developments of the creation of the United States Diplomacy Center.

History of the Diplomacy Center Foundation and USDS

The Diplomacy Center Foundation (DCF) is committed to partnering with the United States Department of State in creating the United States Diplomacy Center (USDC) to present the history, practices and challenges of American diplomacy to the public.

501(c)(3) Status

February 18, 2000, Incorporated in District of Columbia as Foreign Affairs Museum Council

May 18, 2000, Advanced ruling of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status

July 28, 2005, Classified as a 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) Public Charity

September 2013, Changed name from Foriegn Affairs Museum Council (FAMC) to Diplomacy Center Foundation (DCF)

Board of Directors

Honorary Directors

Henry A. Kissinger

Secretary of State 1973-1977

George P. Shultz

Secretary of State 1982-1989

James A. Baker III

Secretary of State 1989-1992