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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 2009

Charity Navigator has given the Navy SEAL Foundation a perfect score since 2009 placing it higher than 99.9% of all rated charities nationwide.

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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 Platinum

Exchange Participant

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

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Navy SEAL Foundation Program Support

In 2020, the Navy SEAL Foundation invested $13,831,748 in program support for the Naval Special Warfare community and its families.
Strength (Building Capabilities & Reducing Stressors) : $3,359,342 24%
Resilience (Addressing Tragedy & Aiding Recovery): $1,669,994 12%
Health (Enhancing Physical & Mental Wellness): $4,137,499 30%
Education (Providing Scholarships & Development Opportunities): $4,008,972 29%
Community (Empowering Connections & Preserving Legacy): $655,941 5%
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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

We are proud to report that 94 cents of every dollar donated to NSF went directly to program support or was retained future mission use. Our fundraising efficiency is 1.6% meaning that it cost the Foundation $0.016 to raise $1.00 based on the Charity Navigator 3-year average.

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ACCOUNTABILITY

The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of a majority of former or retired SEALs. Our staff includes NSW community members and veterans.