Hostage Support

Defend the rights of every American citizen by the safe release of Americans kidnapped abroad, particularly journalists and aid workers, and the support of American hostage families.

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Conflict Reporting

Defend and promote freedom of the press worldwide. In particular, it strives to support the work of freelance journalists who cover conflict.

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Youth Education

The Foundation views the relationship between literacy and poverty as one of the central social justice issues facing the United States today. Access to high-quality education is central to the participation in a fully functioning democracy.

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October 17th, 2015
Rochester, NH

James W. Foley Foundation 5K & Virtual Run

Please join us all in Rochester, New Hampshire or wherever you are at 10 AM on Saturday, October 15, 2016 to remember Jim and raise funds for American hostages, press freedom and youth in need of mentoring. Read more  

Rising to the challenge.

Our son James was murdered by ISIS in Syria on August 19th 2014. His life challenges us all to love and forgive one another, and to make this world a better place.

The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation honors what Jim stood for by focusing on 3 areas he was passionate about: hostage support, conflict reporting and youth education.

Jim did not die in vain. Please help us build on his memory.

Diane and John Foley

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