MARSOC FOUNDATION

"Helping those who have sacrificed the most"

aka Marine Raider Foundation   |   Fishers, IN   |  www.marineraiderfoundation.org

Mission

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, the MARSOC Foundation d/b/a Marine Raider Foundation provides benevolent support to personnel of the U. S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC), with a focus on resiliency. The Marine Raider Foundation supports active duty and medically retired MARSOC personnel and their families, as well as the families of MARSOC Raiders who gave their lives in service to our Nation. Marine Raider Foundation services are those unmet by the government or other organizations. The Marine Raider Foundation serves all MARSOC personnel and families located throughout the Country and overseas. Since standing up in 2012, the Marine Raider Foundation has provided over $5 million in support thanks to its generous donors, fundraisers and advocates.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Marine Raider Foundation has provided over $5.5 million in assistance to the Marine Raider community since May of 2012. COVID19 impacted in-person events and overall revenue for 2020 and 2021, but the Foundation continued to fulfill requests for support, thanks to our donors and advocates.

Ruling year info

2011

Director of Operations

Sarah Christian

Board President

Derek Herrera

Main address

PO Box 977

Fishers, IN 46037 USA

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EIN

45-2913544

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Marine Raider Foundation aims to continue to fill the gaps where needs are not being met by the government or other entities. One area where we are expanding our programs is with Raider Support, specifically with connecting Raiders to vetted, proven and effective transition programs that set Marines and Sailors up for success upon their end of active-duty service. We have also expanded our Raider Legacy and Preservation program to include supporting WWII Marine Raiders and the mission of the recently dissolved U.S. Marine Raider Foundation.

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?

Raider Support

Assist current and former MARSOC personnel to enhance personal and professional resiliency, including during transition from the military to civilian sector.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Military personnel

The Marine Raider Foundation provides support to help honor fallen MARSOC Marines and Sailors by assisting with travel for families and active-duty personnel to attend memorial and commemorative services, funding the building of and maintenance of structural memorials, and funding events that honor the memories and service of fallen MARSOC personnel

Population(s) Served
Adults
Non-adult children

The Marine Raider Foundation provides support to MARSOC families during times of health and welfare challenges, including family emergencies and filling gaps where the government does not provide assistance. The Foundation also supports Battalion and Component hosted events that focus on family resiliency.

Population(s) Served
Families
Military personnel

The Marine Raider Foundation provides support to MARSOC personnel who are wounded/ill/injured through funding of programs and treatments not covered by military health insurance or other entities.

Population(s) Served
Families
Military personnel

The Marine Raider Foundation supports programs that focus on the legacy of WWII and MARSOC Raiders, including events that connect current and former Raiders from both eras.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans

Where we work

Awards

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition 2013

Duncan Hunter, Congressman

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 participants engaged in programs

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

Families, Military personnel, Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Marine Raider Foundation provides support to individuals, families and group populations within MARSOC (Battalions, Companies, Teams). Numbers reflect support for all facets of mission.

Number of health/hygiene product and/or tools of care (mosquito nets, soap, etc.) administered

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

Military personnel, Veterans

Related Program

Tragedy Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Medical equipment for wounded/ill/injured MARSOC personnel that was not covered by military health insurance.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Families, Military personnel, Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Average number of individuals helped per month (does not include for group events).

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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

Military personnel, Veterans

Related Program

Raider Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Transition Assistance Grants awarded to MARSOC personnel to assist in transitioning from military to civilian sector (program implemented in 2013).

Number of public events held to further mission

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Third Party fundraisers and hosted events (includes Miles for MARSOC and Marine Corps Marathon Charity Partner team, each as "1" public event). COVID19 had a major impact on live events in 2020.

Average number of days taken to respond to customers

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

Families, Military personnel, Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The MARSOC Foundation strives to respond within 24 hours or less to requests for assistance and support.

Number of clients served

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

Families, Military personnel, Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of clients served includes individuals and families.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 Marine Raider Foundation's main goal is to continue to meet the demand signal from the MARSOC community and provide support to MARSOC Marines, Sailors and their families. As the mission for MARSOC grows and changes, the Marine Raider Foundation's goal is to make sure its mission matches the demand signal from MARSOC. The Foundation is focused on services that are not covered by the government or other entities. Resiliency of Raiders and their families remains a major focus of the Foundation's mission.

The Marine Raider Foundation will continue to have a strong relationship with MARSOC leadership, personnel and families. The Foundation will re-evaluate its impact regularly to ensure that it is adequately supporting the MARSOC community. The Foundation will continue to work closely with the USSOCOM Care Coalition and other benevolent organizations with like-minded missions that serve the Special Operations community.

The Marine Raider Foundation is able to meet the demand signal from the MARSOC community thanks to unwavering support of donors, fundraisers, and advocates who have helped raise funds and awareness and are committed to helping the cause. The Foundation's Executive Director, Director of Operations and numerous volunteer Ambassadors work together with guidance from the Foundation's Board of Directors to insure that the Raider community is supported to enhance mission-capability on and off the battle field.

To date, the Marine Raider Foundation has been able to provide over $5.5 million in support to MARSOC personnel and their families, resulting in enhanced resiliency. The Foundation has also been able to send a message to the MARSOC community that their service and sacrifice do not go unnoticed and that they are appreciated thanks to our donors and fundraisers.

The Marine Raider Foundation would like to expand its support in the areas of Transition, Family Resiliency, and Raider Legacy and Preservation while still continuing its focus on supporting its Tragedy Assistance and Survivor Support programs. The Foundation is also focused on further educating the public on who and what Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) is, as well as why the Marine Raider Foundation is needed to support them.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) personnel and their families, World War II Marine Raiders, and Gold Star Families of MARSOC personnel who gave their lives while serving our Nation.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Follow up post support or event (email ),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The Marine Raider Foundation created a Human Capital Committee to monitor Board, Advisor and Ambassador performance and participation after speaking with current Ambassadors, Advisors and Board members to gauge how these programs could increase their overall impact to the Foundation and its mission.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Through asking for feedback from the people we serve, the Marine Raider community feels it has strengthened relationships with them. The Foundation is committed to providing services that are needed and impactful, as well as hosting events that are successful and mirror our mission.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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MARSOC FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 1/20/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Derek Herrera


Board co-chair

Nick Schroback

Derek Herrera

Peter Vermette

Ambrose Fisher

Michael Dastugue

Charles Meacham, Jr

Diana Sparagna

Kathryn Tappen

Josh Glover

Edson Greenwood

Alex Martini

Dan Brooks

Michael Manoukian

Ben Maida

Lorelei Gaus

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 01/11/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/11/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.