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Responsible Stewardship

Committed to the highest standards of excellence in execution of mission.

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CHARITY NAVIGATOR 4 STAR CHARITY SINCE 2011

The Navy SEAL Foundation is one of only 59 national charities to score a perfect 100 for sound fiscal management, placing it in the top .7% of all rated charities.

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Certified best INDEPENDENT CHARITIES OF AMERICA

Certifies the Navy SEAL Foundation as a “Best in America” charity.

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Guidestar Gold

Exchange Participant

The Navy SEAL Foundation is a gold-level GuideStar participant, demonstrating a strong commitment to transparency.

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Navy SEAL Foundation Program Support

In 2016, the Navy SEAL Foundation invested $13,384,225 in program support for the Naval Special Warfare community and its families.
Warrior & Family Support: $7,143,736 53%
Educational Opportunities: $1,962,481 15%
Tragedy Assistance & Survivor Support: $2,294,731 17%
Transition Assistance: $917,099 7%
Veteran Support: $927,535 7%
Legacy Preservation: $138,643 1%
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TRANSPARENCY

The Navy SEAL Foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, national non-profit charitable foundation. We are audited annually and the final report is posted on the Foundation’s website for public review and publication, as is the annual IRS 990 filing.
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SUSTAINABILITY

We take steps to ensure the programs created are not only needed but also sustainable. The Foundation positions itself to exist for the long term. Programs are created with extensive analysis, and we are committed to providing each one as long as needed.
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EFFICACY

The Foundation’s goal is to provide a network of resources that is purposeful and easily accessible for the NSW force and their families. We seek to create efficiencies while leveraging the experience and resources of other reputable non-profits who are experts in the field.
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EFFICIENCY

In 2016, 95 cents of every dollar donated went directly to current or future mission. The Foundation’s programs ratio was 92%. This means that only 8% of total expenses were used for anything other than program costs. Our fundraising efficiency was 1.8% meaning that it cost the Foundation $0.018 to raise $1.00 in 2016.
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ACCOUNTABILITY

The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, 61% of which are former or retired SEALs. Our staff is composed of 75% NSW community members and veterans.

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