Mission: The MARSOC Foundation was established to provide benevolent support to active duty and medically retired MARSOC personnel and their families as well as to the families of Marines who have lost their lives in service to our Nation. The Foundation aims to meet needs unmet by the government with an emphasis on building personal and family resiliency and supporting the full reintegration of MARSOC Marines and Sailors following wounds, injuries and extended deployments.
Results: Since standing up in May of 2012, the MARSOC Foundation has provided over $1.45 million in support to MARSOC Raiders and their families.
Target demographics: Marine Special Operations Command Marines and Sailors and their families.
Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 160 Raiders and families, providing over $420,000 in support.
Geographic areas served: Nationwide
Programs: The Foundation: (1) Assists MARSOC personnel who are injured or wounded in combat, contingency operations, or training with special needs through advanced rehabilitation programs and equipment, operational health & performance programs and equipment, and advanced vocational training; (2) Assists the families of MARSOC personnel with health and welfare challenges
through funding for medical treatments not provided by the government, advocacy and services for children enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program, funding for childcare and emergency services when the spouse of a deployed service member is unable to care for the children; (3) Supports memorials and services that commemorate fallen MARSOC personnel by assisting with funeral services and commemorations not covered by the Department of Defense (DOD), travel costs to funeral services and commemorations not covered by the DOD, and construction and upkeep of memorials; and (4) Supports reintegration and transition assistance of MARSOC personnel by funding for spouse and children participation in reintegration activities for the service member returning from combat and contingency operations, assisting with Veterans Affairs disability claims, providing mentor programs with business leadership and career transition activities.
This foundation is truly amazing! I dealt first hand with Sarah Christian and to hear how sympathetic and caring and dedicated she was to help us and others was and is so heartwarming! My husbands mother was passing from breast cancer and they made sure we were by her side when she passed! Sarah even constantly checked in with us to make sure we were doing ok, I could tell she truly wants to help as much as she can! Being a family of 5 it was almost impossible to make it home but the foundation made that possible! They know how much the MARSOC community sacrifices and they want to give back in ways that they can to help the MARSOC community! I have heard of so many ways that this foundation have helped the marines and it is unbelievable! I hope I'm able to somehow, someway, give back to this foundation as it will always hold a special place in my family's heart! Thank you MARSOC foundation and Sarah Christian for ALL you do for the MARSOC community!