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About The Foundation

They’re on the frontline. We’re standing behind them.

Our Mission

The Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families.

Our Most Elite Team

The Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community is the most elite fighting force in the world. Composed of SEALs and SWCCs (Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen), as well as support personnel, NSW operates with deliberate stealth beyond the reach of conventional forces, conducting strategic reconnaissance, direct action, hostage rescue, and many other specialized mission sets. With an unparalleled legacy of service that goes back to the Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) of WWII, they have always been the true tip of the spear.

Since the attacks of 9/11, the demand for these warriors has reached unprecedented heights. Never before has so much been asked of so few, from so many, for so long. SEALs have executed some of the highest risk, no fail operations in history. A few have been publicized, but the vast majority remain unknown to the public. Through these clandestine missions, NSW continues to sacrifice for our nation, maintaining their global presence and remaining at the ready. They are on the front line; right now, and always.

Who We Are

Established in 2000, the Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF) is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization that provides a comprehensive set of over 30 essential programs for SEALs, SWCCs, veterans, and their families. We stand at the forefront of crucial care and support for this unique community. We are there to help keep our warriors strong, healthy, and in the fight. We are there to help them transition to successful careers in the civilian sector. We are there to help their families every step of the way. And under the tragic circumstances that a member of NSW does not come home, we are there to assist as well.

To learn more about what we do, our pillars of support, and the impact we make, please visit our Programs page.

How We Measure Up

Charity Navigator has awarded NSF a 4-star rating since 2011 and a perfect score of "100" since 2016 for financial health, accountability, and transparency. This places NSF in the top 0.7% of all charities (over 9,000) nationwide. Ninety-four cents of every dollar donated goes directly to our programs or is retained for future mission use. We are one of the most highly rated nonprofits in the country.

Charity Navigator 4 star recipient4-STAR RATING FOR 10 YEARS
PERFECT SCORE FOR 6 YEARS
94 Cents of Every Dollar OF EVERY DOLLAR DONATED DIRECTLY FUNDS OUR PROGRAMS OR IS RETAINED FOR FUTURE MISSION USE
Top 0.7% of all nonprofits for financial stewardshipTop 0.7% of all nonprofits for financial stewardship