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Navy Seal Foundation

Updated: Oct 31, 2021



Since its founding in 2000, the Navy SEAL Foundation, the premier benevolent organization serving the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community, has provided unparalleled support to U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC), NSW enablers, SEAL and SWCC veterans, and their families. In 2018, the Foundation, which is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, decided to expand its footprint to include new permanent office space in Coronado, California. Coronado, also known as San Diego’s “Crown City”, is home to the United States Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSPECWARCOM) which is responsible for overseeing and conducting special operations missions and training. Since opening, the Foundation’s Coronado office has been a wonderful resource center for west-coast based NSW personnel and their dependents and has allowed NSF staff to interact with the community they support to ensure their needs are being met.

The Navy SEAL Foundation offers a vast array of programs that are specifically designed to reduce the stressors associated with the uncertainty and pressure that comes with life in NSW. We know that today’s world is a safer place thanks to our service members but they cannot fulfill their mission without significant sacrifices, including dangerous training evolutions, deployments to unsafe regions, and a remarkable amount of time away from their families. NSF’s programs work to enhance the resilience and well-being of these incredible NSW warriors and their families and caregivers, too. Knowing that their family back home is cared for allows SEALs to focus on their mission, and this translates to mission success. NSF’s programs fall under five main areas of support including Warrior and Family Support, Educational Opportunities, Tragedy Assistance and Survivor Support, Warrior Transition, and Legacy Preservation. In addition to the dozens of programs under these areas of support, NSF is committed to being the go-to organization for NSW’s emerging needs--a quick-response force for our SEALs. “We are profoundly committed to this community, and we will do whatever it takes to meet our mission of service to these extraordinary warriors and their families,” said Foundation CEO Robin King. King, a military spouse, could not have been more clear when asked about the Foundation’s unwavering dedication to the community they support. An excellent example of NSF’s capacity to pivot to support a new need is its recent response to the COVID-19 crisis. After learning NSW families were facing extended deployments and travel restrictions due to coronavirus, NSF created the Family Assistance Program. This supplemental program provided qualified NSW families additional aid to mitigate challenges that coronavirus had introduced. The extra help was crucial to many NSW members, including those with family members in “essential worker” positions. The new program also authorized additional hours of NSF’s Respite Childcare for families facing extended deployments and even helped with housekeeping, homeschooling, and grocery shopping for th

ose in need--things many of us take for granted. When NSF turned the key to their new office space in Coronado, they could not have imagined a more welcoming and friendly environment. The Foundation is honored to be part of the San Diego landscape and looks forward to many, many more years of dedicated service to the warriors and families of Naval Special Warfare. It’s an honor to congratulate the San Diego Veterans Tennis Classic for establishing such a dynamic and inclusive event for our shared community and the NSF team is excited to be a part of this endeavor! For more information about the Navy SEAL Foundation please visit www.navySEALfoundation.org






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