Mission: The Navy SEAL Foundation provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to U.S. Navy SEALs, the Naval Special Warfare community, their families, families of the fallen, wounded and transitioning SEALs.
Programs: Family support services. Assistance in times of adversity*providing a support network: when an active-duty nsw member falls in combat or in training, we help with memorial services and defray the financial costs of travel for immediate family members who live far away. *easing financial hardship: we help to defray expenses and provide computers for surviving children of nsw operators. Support during deployments*ymca partnership: this national program provides memberships at ymca facilities to spouses so they can maintain a regular schedule of healthy physical fitness activities. *childcare program: four times a month, spouses can take their children to a qualified drop-off childcare service while they go to appointments, attend classes, or simply enjoy the kind of personal time many of us take for granted. Family fun activitiesmultiple times a year we promote family morale by sponsoring special events that bring command unit spouses and children together to enjoy activities like camp outs, kids' sports days, and holiday celebrations. Command eventswe provide supplemental funding for unit morale/welfare/recreation (mwr) activities such as welcome home celebrations, and we support informational meetings and pre and post deployment family briefings.
educational programs. Education assistance*eligibility and application: where the navy pays class costs only, we offer funds to pay for necessities such as books and lab fees. Our efforts help make it possible for nsw community members to participate in the navy tuition assistance program and program afloat college education (pace). Scholarships*navy seal foundation scholarships*udt-seal scholarships *nols-nsw scholarship*naval special warfare development group scholarship: once a year we award navy seal foundation scholarships to qualifying active-duty operators, spouses, and children for college expenses.
legacy activities. Remembrancewe have funded and will continue to provide financial support for the building of monuments and memorials to fallen members of the nsw community. Seal heritage centerlocated on the joint expeditionary base little creek in virginia, this 18,000-square feet structure provides a focus for the nsw community and the navy seal foundation. The building's wave-inspired design provides an auditorium conference room and hall for active duty events, meetings, and conferences.
As a spouse of a SEAL I have received tremendous support from the NSF. I recently received a $5000 scholarship to pursue my masters degree. They have also helped in travel expenses for myself and my husband when our friends were killed.
I attended a fundraiser in Florida that was organized by a friend on behalf of the Navy SEAL Foundation and she was brought to tears due to the lack of support from the foundation. Here you had a citizen who was organizing and coordinating a function for the foundation and they were no where to be found throughout the planning stages. Finally my friend established contact with the Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Fl (Never knew there was a SEAL museum in Florida) and those folks saved the day. I thought all the SEAL organizations were under one umbrella but it looks like you have a few separate orgs. Bottom line is I'm sure the foundation helps the families but they need to be more responsive to the citizens who are trying to help them. I did find out that the SEAL museum has a house where they bring families to recover over their lost and fallen SEALs. I think I'll donate to that next -
Thank you for all you do to support the Navy SEALs! The work you have done for the men and families of Naval Special Warfare makes such a difference in the lives of these brave warriors. I cannot say thank you enough!