Our Donors & Partners

Hostage US thanks our founding partners the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation and Hostage International. Find out more about our founding partners and our strategic partners below.

Our Donors

For a list of donors who gave $250 and above in 2019/20 fiscal year, please see our 2020 Annual Report.

Hostage US has received funding from the following individuals, foundations and corporations, from March 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021.

Leadership Supporters
$40,000 +

The Boeing Foundation

Double Wood Farm

Platinum Supporters
$20,000 - $39,999

The Coca-Cola Company

Global Medical Response

Mark Ricks

Poklon Foundation

Gwendolyn van Paasschen

Gold Supporters
$10,000 - $19,999

Brahmaputra Foundation

Dave & Kelli Komendat

Dell, Inc.

Verizon Communications

Pamela Wright

Silver Supporters
$5,000 - $9,999


BAE Systems

William Clements

Josh Geltzer and Katherine Boone

Steve Harrold and the Corning Foundation


International Security Foundation (ISF)

Amy Manson

Michael Mason

McDonald's Corporation

Northrop Grumman

Orbis Operations

PepsiCo, Inc.

Bronze Supporters
$2,500 - $4,999

Evolv Technology

José Freig

Goldman Sachs & Co.

International Spy Museum


David McCraw

Morgan Stanley

Tim and Kristen Phillips

The Walt Disney Company

Wilmer Hale LLP

$1,000 - $2,499

American Airlines

David Bowker

John Fitzpatrick

Jolie and John Frank

Robert Geltzer

Rick Harmon

Paul Herring

Christian Hudson

Donnie Lee

Emily Lenzner

Jack Lichtenstein

Lisa Monaco

Greg Piantanida

Peter Pedraza

JP Phillippe

Gregg Roark

Tom Sanderson

Michael Scott Moore

Dana Shell Smith

Tony Wilkey


Our founding partners

The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation

The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation is a co-founding partner of Hostage US.  The Foley Foundation was established in September of 2014, one month after Jim's brutal murder by his captors.  Six months later, friends of Jim and the Foley Foundation, together with a Ford Foundation grant, fund raised to create Hostage US.

James W. Foley envisioned a world that respects the dignity and life of each person, regardless of socioeconomic status, cultural background or nationality. His life demonstrated an uncompromising commitment to the freedom of the press and to advocacy for basic human rights.

The Foley Foundation envisions a world in which "All American hostages will return home and conflict journalists who, bring truth to light, like James W. Foley, will be valued and protected".  

Our mission is to advocate for the safe return of all Americans detained abroad, to protect independent conflict journalists and to educate regarding these threats to our freedom.

The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation is dedicated to the vibrant legacy of James W. Foley as a committed freelance journalist and compassionate teacher/mentor. It seeks to "Inspire Moral Courage One Person at a Time".

If you are in need of American hostage advocacy, please contact us at www.jamesfoleyfoundation.org 

See Hostage US partnership with JWFLF video.

"We know firsthand that the families of American hostages need hope and support during the kidnapping of a loved one.

With the help of the Ford Foundation, the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation funded the start of this vital resource for American hostage families. Hostage US will support and empower these families, while the JWFLF will advocate for the return of all American hostages.

We proudly welcome Rachel Briggs from Hostage UK, who brings ten years of experience to this endeavor as part of Jim’s legacy."

-Diane Foley, mother of murdered hostage James (Jim) Foley

For more information, see the JWFLF website.

Hostage International

Hostage International (formerly Hostage UK) is a co-founding partner of Hostage US. Hostage International was established in 2004 as the world’s first service supporting hostages and their families. It has established global best practice and is regularly consulted by governments, companies and non-governmental organizations around the world.

Hostage US is founded on the same principles, policies and practices of Hostage International, adapted for the specific needs of the US. They enjoy a close relationship, working collaboratively for the benefit of hostages and their families, wherever they are.

See a video of our partnership with Hostage International (formerly Hostage UK).

“When I returned home after spending five years as a hostage in solitary confinement, I saw a great need for some form of organization to support families and friends of those who had been taken captive. A small group of us started Hostage UK and today, over a decade after we launched, it has become a world leader in its field. What is needed is an impartial institution that will offer support without any strings attached and will continue with that support for as long as it is required. I am really delighted that through the hard work of many American supporters, Hostage US is now in partnership with Hostage UK. If you need advice or support, Hostage US is here for you. You do not have to go through this alone.”

– Terry Waite CBE Founder and President, Hostage International

For more information visit the Hostage International website.

Our strategic partners

Hostage US is proud to work with a national network of individuals and institutions who help us to provide support to American hostages and their families. By giving their time, expertise and resources, they help us deliver world class support entirely free of charge to hostages and their families.

Our pro bono supporters include:

  • American Airlines, Inc.
  • Dentons LLP
  • Gilbert LLP
  • ISMA: The International Security Management Association
  • The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation
  • K&L Gates LLP
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Phillips & Company
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • WakeMed
  • White & Case LLP

If you are interested in helping, please contact us.