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Navy Seabee Foundation

We Build. We Fight. We Educate

aka Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association   |   Springfield, VA   |  www.seabee.org

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Mission

The Navy Seabee Foundation supports the preservation and protection of the history and heritage of the U.S. Navy Seabees and the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps; the awarding of scholarships to deserving family members of Seabees, CEC Officers, and all who served with the Naval Construction force; supporting the U.S. Navy Museum, monuments, memorials, and other heritage sites dedicated to the U.S. Navy Seabees; and supporting current and former member of the Seabee/CEC Community and their families.

Notes from the nonprofit

On December 31st, 2023, the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association and the CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation merged to become the Navy Seabee Foundation.

Ruling year info

1971

Executive Director

Dan Miller

Main address

PO Box 391

Springfield, VA 22150 USA

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Formerly known as

Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association

EIN

52-0910325

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association (SMSA) provides need based college scholarships to the children and grandchildren of US Navy Seabees. The cost of a college has grown at a pace that exceeds the ability of many families to pay for college. The SMSA is trying to make college affordable to as many Seabee families as possible.

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?

Scholarship Grants

Scholarships are awarded, based on academics and financial need, to children and grandchildren of US Navy Seabees.

Population(s) Served
Students
Veterans

Where we work

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 enrolled

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Scholarship Grants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total recipients each year.

Average financial aid award per FTE student

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Scholarship Grants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2021 we started awarding a range of scholarships based on merit and financial need.

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.

Our goal is to increase both the number and amount of scholarship grants.

We are working to increase the amount of money available to fund perpetual scholarships. We work with corporations and foundations who are interested in scholarships for military families and with individuals who are interested in investing in America's future. We also work with individual donors interested in funding scholarships.

The SMSA board voted to increase the amount of scholarship funding each year from 2021 to 2026 by approximately 25%.

We have a dedicated volunteer board of leaders from the military and industry. Our staff is experienced and qualified to reach this goal. We started a $4 million capital campaign in 2021 to raise additional funds to achieve these goals.

We have increased the value of scholarships each year for the past eleven years. IN 2022 we added 25 new scholarships and in 2023 we will add an additional 33 scholarships.

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Navy Seabee Foundation

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

RDML Lou Cariello

Lou Cariello

University of Washington

Kathryn Donovan

Retired

James Furey

Retired

Keith Hamilton

National Nuclear Security Administration

Mark Handley

AECOM

Joe Hogan

Clark Construction

Trudy Hoff

Remax Alliance

Robert Johnson

Hannon Armstrong

Bill Keller

Retired

Dave Kelly

Retired

Noah Long

Retired

Michael Lempke

Huntington Ingalls

James McGarrah

Georgia Institute of Technology

Robert Marlay

USDOE

Christopher Mossey

Fermi Labs

Roger Motzko

FAA

Barbara Rusinko

Bechtel

Jim Schroeder

CNIC

Brian Smith

Retired

Percy Trent

Mike Williamson

Pacific Coast Iron

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 1/18/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/12/2022

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • 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.