About The Foundation

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

Our Mission

The Navy SEAL Foundation provides critical support for the warriors, veterans, and families of Naval Special Warfare.

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

Like the community we serve, the Navy SEAL Foundation is a high-performing organization committed to excellence. Charity Navigator has awarded us a 4-star rating since 2009 and a perfect score of “100” since 2014 for our financial health, accountability, and transparency. We rank higher than 99.9% of over 160,000 charities nationwide. Less than 100 charities can make this claim annually. Ninety-three cents of every dollar donated directly funds our programs or is retained for future mission use. Since our inception over 20 years ago, we have funded over $113 million in programmatic assistance for the Naval Special Warfare community.

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