Navy SEAL Foundation

A Nation of Support for Our Most Elite Team.

Virginia Beach, VA   |  www.navySEALfoundation.org

Mission

The Navy SEAL Foundation provides critical support for the warriors, veterans, and families of Naval Special Warfare.

Ruling year info

2000

CEO

Mrs. Robin King

Main address

1619 D Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23459 USA

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Formerly known as

Naval Special Warfare Foundation

Navy SEAL Warrior Fund

EIN

31-1728910

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Health Support Services (E60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, there has been an unprecedented demand for our Special Operations Forces. Never before has so much been asked of so few, from so many, for so long. Established in 2000 to serve U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen, Naval Special Warfare support personnel and their families, the Navy SEAL Foundation's programs are focused on the preservation of the Naval Special Warfare force and their families. We provide a comprehensive set of programs specifically designed to improve health and welfare, build and enhance resiliency, empower and educate families and provide critical support during times of illness, injury, loss and transition.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Strength - Building Capabilities and Reducing Stressors

The members of the SEAL community and their families are incredibly strong. But even our most elite team benefits from a support structure that reduces the various stressors in their lives and builds their capabilities. Programs under our Strength Pillar provide assistance to active duty service members in the form of respite care, morale-building events, command all-calls, and much more.

NSF has also partnered with world-class institutes and other non-profits, as well as experts in networking, resume building, and mentorship opportunities to assist NSW members and their families when they transition out of the military. We additionally provide emergency funding for veterans in support of any financial hardship. The Navy SEAL Foundation is committed to keeping our warriors, families, and veterans strong.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults
Children and youth
Widows and widowers

The members of the SEAL community and their families are incredibly strong. But even our most elite team benefits from a support structure that reduces the various stressors in their lives, and builds their capabilities. Programs under our Strength Pillar provide assistance to active duty service members in the form of respite care, morale-building events, command all-calls, and much more.

NSF has also partnered with world-class institutes and other non-profits, as well as experts in networking, resume building, and mentorship opportunities to assist NSW members and their families when they transition out of the military. We additionally provide emergency funding for veterans in support of any financial hardship. The Navy SEAL Foundation is committed to keeping our warriors, families, and veterans strong.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Families
Widows and widowers
Veterans
Children and youth

Life in NSW can take its toll on our warriors and their families, both physically and mentally. When an active-duty SEAL or SWCC is injured or becomes critically ill, programs under our Health Pillar provide financial and logistical support so their focus can be on healing. We also provide assistance when family members become critically ill. In addition, many of our service members and veterans deal with the chronic effects of sustained combat.

NSF provides a specialized program aimed at addressing their unique physical and mental concerns while optimizing their quality of life. We also maintain connections to clinical psychologists skilled in addressing their specific mental health issues and access to cutting-edge treatment modalities. The Navy SEAL Foundation is committed to keeping our warriors, families, and veterans healthy.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Families
Veterans
Adults
Children and youth

Inside the Navy SEAL community, school and development opportunities can be a challenge. This is true for both warriors and families. Programs under our Education Pillar empower active-duty NSW personnel, their spouses and children, as well as our SEAL and SWCC post-9/11 veterans and their children, by awarding scholarships for higher education. We also support quality education options for dependent children in geographically separated duty locations where choices matter to the overall success of the student.

Additionally, NSF provides funding for standardized college entrance exams for qualified transitioning NSW service members. All this support augments funding accessible through Navy programs and provides additional financial resources not otherwise available. The Navy SEAL Foundation is committed to the education of our warriors, families, and veterans.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans
Children and youth
Adults
Families

The SEAL community is built on a proud tradition that goes back to the UDTs of WWII. Our history and heritage are defined by extraordinary achievements and exceptional courage. The deeds of NSW warriors deserve to be remembered and recognized. And for the community itself, we must do all we can to keep them connected through our unique support.

Programs under our Community Pillar empower the continuation of this brotherhood and their families through things like summer camps, veteran events, and legacy preservation. We also provide financial support for national memorials and monuments and other tradition-enriching activities. NSF is committed to preserving the rich history and community of these extraordinary warriors, families, and veterans.

The warriors of the NSW community deserve to be remembered and recognized for their contributions in defense of America’s freedom. We are proud to take an active role in preserving the rich history of these extraordinary men.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Adults
Veterans
Widows and widowers
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

4-star rating 2011

Charity Navigator

4-star rating 2012

Charity Navigator

4-star rating 2013

Charity Navigator

4-star rating 2014

Charity Navigator

4-star rating 2015

Charity Navigator

4-star rating 2016

Charity Navigator

Perfect 100 Rating 2016

Charity Naviigator

Perfect 100 Rating 2017

Charity Navigator

Affiliations & memberships

Combined Federal Campaign

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Military personnel, Veterans, Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Education - Providing Scholarships and Development Opportunities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

524 individual scholarships were awarded in 2020 (does not include grants for remote duty stations or homeschooling)

Average number of days taken to respond to customers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Caregivers, Families, Widows and widowers, Military personnel

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We are committed to being the 'go-to' organization for Naval Special Warfare and most responses occur in less than 24 hours.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Caregivers, Military personnel, Veterans, Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Education - Providing Scholarships and Development Opportunities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The Navy SEAL Foundation has awarded grants to other certified nonprofit organizations which serve the NSW community with evidence-based non-duplicative programs.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Caregivers, Military personnel, Veterans, Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Education - Providing Scholarships and Development Opportunities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Navy SEAL Foundation provides a comprehensive set of programs specifically designed to reduce the stressors associated with the tremendous amount of uncertainty and pressure that comes with life in NSW. Since the inception of the SEAL Teams in 1962, these warriors have answered this country's call to defeat the enemy wherever they might be. Today the SEALs are deployed in over 30 countries around the globe and can spend up to 270 days away from home each year in the most unforgiving environments. They train at an unrelenting pace in order to maintain their ability to execute our nation's toughest military missions. Their commitment to our country and the mission is only possible because of the significant personal sacrifices made by their families. The Navy SEAL Foundation works to honor this commitment by this unique community by supporting them and their families via our five areas of support: Warrior and Family Support, Educational Opportunities, Tragedy Assistance and Survivor Support, Warrior Transition and Legacy Preservation.

At the Navy SEAL Foundation, we strive to make each year better than the last and meet new challenges head-on. In 2022, we will continue to analyze and refine our existing programs in order to provide the most efficient and impactful assistance and support for our warriors and their families.

Since inception, the Navy SEAL Foundation has invested more than $118 million in program support activities. We are proud to share that we rank among the top 1% of national benevolent organizations due to our sound fiscal management. Since 2009, the Foundation has sustained a four-out-of-four star rating from Charity Navigator, a leading watchdog organization accountability of nonprofit organizations. We have also earned a perfect score of 100 from Charity Navigator each year since 2014.

The Foundation's program usage grows each year and we expand our programs as needed. In 2016, we began offering services to post-9/11 SEAL and SWCC veterans in the areas of tragedy assistance and transition. In 2020, we also opened our scholarships to SEAL and SWCC veterans and their dependents. We listen to the community we serve and will continue to evaluate and update our programs to best meet the needs of the Naval Special Warfare community. We also engage with key stakeholders to accomplish our goals as evidenced by our Impact Forum and the community surveys we send out to community members.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Navy SEAL Foundation

Board of directors
as of 1/10/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Robert Harward

U.S. Navy

Term: 2022 -

Robert Smith

Henry Cornell

Cornell Capital, LLC

Sean Freitag

The Blackstone Group

Sean Pybus

Matt Hickey

William Hodge

Raymond James

Gene Mak

Ravn

Joel Marcus

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Michael Martin

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Dino Mavrookas

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Ted Muhlner

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Stephanie Osler

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Tom Prescott

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William Strong

Anzu Partners, LLC

Timothy Phillips

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Jack Daly

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Jelani Hale

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Muneer Satter

Satter Investment Management, LLC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/29/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data