Educational Institutions


aka THF

San Diego, CA


OUR MISSION --We exist to serve others with Honor, for life. So that their next mission is always clear and continues to impact the world.

The Honor Foundation (THF) is a unique transition institute created exclusively for Navy SEALs and the U.S. Special Operations community. We provide a clear process for professional development and a diverse ecosystem of world class support and technology. Every step is dedicated to preparing these outstanding men and women to continue to realize their maximum potential during and after their service career.

Ruling Year



Matt Stevens

Main Address

11055 Roselle St Suite 120

San Diego, CA 92121 USA


Education, Military, Veterans, SOF, Transition Institute



Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Prior to the creation of The Honor Foundation (THF) there was a large gap in the support that our Special Operations military men and women received when transitioning out of the military and into their next career. In 2013 THF surveyed 215 + Navy Seals and Special Operators across seven states. All those surveyed were separated from Active Duty Service & within 3-5 years for their transition. What was found was:

--Only 13% had a job the day the exited Active Duty Service.

--99% felt they were unable to translate their skills effectively.

--91% felt that transition was more difficult than a deployment.

--94% felt that there was no comprehensive alumni network available.

--99% felt that there was no tailored transition program meeting their experience levels.

Our programs

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

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Where we work

Our Results

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Number of students enrolled

Population(s) served

Military personnel

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Direction of Success


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Total Alumni

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

THF is working to provide a clear process for professional development and a diverse ecosystem of world class support and technology. We are working to grow our programs to impact a Special Operations Forces community of 65,000 by 2020.

To make our goals happen THF has created an institution specifically designed to serve the U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF). THF has been well-defined from the beginning. Every aspect of our program has been inspired by the way Special Operators work in the field. Our curriculum focuses on 28 key transitional readiness themes isolated through extensive research and feedback. It reflects the precise knowledge and experience a Special Operator needs to navigate any transition throughout his or her career.

At THF, we focus on increasing your Transition Readiness. We effectively accomplish this through three phases of education. Our three phases of education include a structured mix of additive and experiential learning, business simulations and other professional enrichment methodologies.

We will know if we are making progress based on direct feedback from our Alumni. Through exit surveys, followup from our people team, and survey results we are tracking career placement, reported salary, and time from graduation to hired.

The Honor Foundation was designated a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization on June 27th, 2014. Nearly Forty-Two Months later, we have Launched Three Campuses across the nation and transitioned 300 Families from active duty service into civilian sector jobs or education. Of our graduating fellows, 92% are reporting to have a fulfilling career in > 90 days.

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Board Leadership Practices

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Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


Organizational Demographics

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