Navy SEALs Fund is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3), organization established in December of 2009 by former Navy SEALs. The primary mission of the Navy SEALs Fund is to provide relief through educational and/or financial assistance for current and former SEAL teammates and families. The overall objective is to reduce the financial burden of members of the Navy SEAL Community who are in need of assistance.
If you or someone you know is currently faced with a difficult financial situation and you are searching for help, please read more to learn more about eligibility for assistance from the Navy SEALs Fund.
It is our belief that a small non-profit allows for rapid flexibility to adapt to unique situations affecting the Naval Special Warfare Community.
The News Page is designed to keep our supporters up to date with the latest news affecting the Navy SEAL Community and the current events helping to raise funds and awareness for the Navy SEALs Fund.
Please remember to share this website and the Navy SEALs Fund News Blog with your friends and family. Your support is greatly appreciated!
The Navy SEALs Fund is a 100% Volunteer organization. We are humbled to have the dedication and commitment of our Officers and Board Members who give freely their time and resources.
The Navy SEALs Fund is starting a new way to Get Involved that will help us truly make a difference in the lives of the Naval Special Warfare Community.
Please help Navy SEALs Fund – Brotherhood Beyond Battlefield™ with financial support for Tom Bergerson in his continued fight against severe infection & paralysis. Former US Navy SEAL Tom Bergerson graduated BUDS class 36, served in Vietnam and worked as a Commercial Diver until the late 80s.
A few weeks ago Tom awoke in the middle of the night with excruciating pain in his back that quickly deteriorated into paralysis of his lower body. He was transported to the mainland hospital of Honduras for emergency surgery. However, Tom remained paralyzed and became extremely depressed. The hospital was not able to provide any further care for Tom.
Tom’s sister reached out to a fellow SEAL teammate of Tom’s for help. Within hours of receiving the request for assistance, the Navy SEALs Fund was able to secure funding to get the Air Transport wheels up and inroute to Tom.
Within 24 hours, Tom arrived stateside for medical treatment at a VAMC. Tom has bills remaining from Honduras and an unsure future which will involve additional medical treatment and extensive physical therapy. Even with care at the VAMC, his medical recovery will not be free and any help you can provide to minimize the financial burden would be greatly appreciated.
Q: How can I show support?
A: The Navy SEALs Fund has a store where 100% of the net proceeds directly support the Navy SEALs Fund mission. Purchasing a Tshirt or a SEAL support pin will help to build awareness and will also provide financial support that helps SEALs and their families. You can check our store out at this link: Navy SEALs Fund Store
Q: Are donations to the Navy SEALs Fund Tax-Deductible?
A: Yes! The Navy SEALs Fund is registered with the IRS as a 501c3 organization, Tax-Id number 27-1405731.
Please remember that not all charity or non-profit organizations are tax-deductible. You can always verify tax-exemption status with the IRS with the EO Select tool: http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Exempt-Organizations-Select-Check
Q: Can I have my donation given to a specific person?
A: The Navy SEALs Fund has a board of 9 former Navy SEALs who make the determinations of where the funding is granted. This ensures we are operating in accordance with IRS guidelines.
At times, you are able to make a donation to support a specific cause that has been pre-approved by the Board of Directors. These will be highlighted on the Get Involved page and/or at www.crowdrise.com/NavySEALsFund
Q: Can I create my own fundraising page to help NSF?
A: The first step is to contact us directly with your idea at email@example.com. The Navy SEALs Fund does have a Crowdrise page that enables a safe, efficient, and tax-free fundraising tool for use with approved Get Involved events. www.crowdrise.com/NavySEALsFund
Q: Is there a difference between Crowdrise and GoFundMe?
A: Crowdrise will allow you to select Navy SEALs Fund as the benefiting non-profit, and this ensures 100% of the money goes directly to the Navy SEALs Fund. The event must be pre-approved by the Navy SEALs Fund.
GoFundMe is a personal fundraising site that does not allow for individuals to fundraise for organizations. The Navy SEALs Fund does not have a GoFundMe account.
Q: I want to become a Navy SEAL. What is the best way to prepare myself?
A: The best way to ensure you are prepared is to connect with your local Navy Recruiter. Your school counselor office should have their contact info, or go to http://www.navy.com/locator.html. The recruiter will confirm you're good to go for the Navy and connect you with a local NSW Mentor. The Mentor is there to help prepare you for the rigors of BUD/S training and increase your chances of making it…Best of Luck!