Navy SEALS are the world's most elite band of Special Operations warriors. Named after the environments in which they operate — the SEa, Air and Land — their daring missions and courageous successes are the substance of modern legend. They are the foundation of Naval Special Warfare combat forces and stand ready, worldwide, to conduct the most difficult and dangerous Special Operations missions. Today's SEALs trace their history from the elite Frogmen, Scouts and Raiders of World War II. Training is extremely demanding, both mentally and physically, and produces the world's best Special Operations warriors
The Navy SEAL Foundation – Hawaii (the “Foundation”) is a nonprofit organization formed under Section 509(a)(3) of the IRS Code of 1986. The IRS confirmed the Foundation’s tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code on December 19, 2007.
The Foundation stands behind all U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen, Naval Special Warfare support personnel, and their spouses and children, with an emphasis of those who are or were stationed in Hawaii. The Foundation supports and coordinates closely with the national Navy SEAL Foundation and NSW commands to help provide critical needs of active-duty operators while also providing resources for NSW Veterans. Our work is focused on three key areas: family support services, educational programs, and legacy activities.
The Foundation was formed in 2007 as a supporting organization to the national Navy SEAL Foundation and underwent a name change in March 2011 in parallel with a similar name change of the national Navy SEAL Foundation. The Foundation operates exclusively for the benefit of, and to carry out the purposes of, the national Navy SEAL Foundation. Our mission is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families, with an emphasis on those who are or were stationed in Hawaii.