2017 Request for Proposals


The Navy SEAL Foundations 2017 Request for Proposals from organizations seeking funding support of the Foundation is now CLOSED.

We seek to invest our generous donor resources in specific projects and initiatives that complement our approach to serving the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community and their families. We collaborate with multiple organizations which support NSW to ensure the best possible execution of well-established programs for this specialized community.

As our mission statement advocates: The Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.

The Foundation does accept requests for proposed grant funding from other 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations supporting the NSW community and their families. To be considered, proposed projects must not already be a funded program by the Navy SEAL Foundation, or the proposal must provide substantial enhancement to an already existing Foundation supported program.

We encourage all organizations who believe they have a sound and worthy project to support the NSW community and/or their families, to submit a project funding proposal to the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Grant Proposal Guidelines

Eligibility requirements

Your organization must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Tax Code.

Your organization must serve active-duty personnel of the Naval Special Warfare community, reservists, their families, and/or Gold Star/surviving family.

Ineligible categories for funding:

  • Organizations that deny service to a potential client or beneficiary on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin
  • Individuals
  • Sponsorship for conferences, events, golf tournaments
  • Construction of buildings or remodeling projects
  • Development or production of books, films, videos or television programs
  • Capital funding campaigns, excluding monument and memorials honoring NSW personnel
  • Start-up organizations with less than 1 year of operation
  • Individual schools in public school systems (other than through efforts to benefit system-wide programs and initiatives)
  • Religious organizations, unless they are engaged in a significant project that is nonsectarian and benefits a broad base in the community


Award Recipients Announced
October 1, 2017

Funding Period
12 Months

Alison Messick
Director of Programs