Navy SEAL Foundation Earns Charity Navigator’s 4-Star Rating for Tenth Consecutive Year

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Accomplishment Ranks America's Premier Non-profit Organization Serving SEALs and the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Community Among the Top 3% of rated Charities; Perfect 100 Score for the Sixth Straight Year Places Them in the Top 1% for Stewardship and Fiscal Responsibility

Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Navy SEAL Foundation exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. -Michael A. Thatcher

The Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF) has once again been awarded a perfect 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-referenced independent evaluator of national charities.

Michael A. Thatcher, Charity Navigator’s President & CEO, informed the Navy SEAL Foundation’s management staff and board of directors about the impressive distinction--its tenth consecutive 4-Star rating. He also shared NSF was awarded a “perfect 100” score, another clear indication of the Foundation’s long-term commitment to their donors, fundraisers, volunteers, and the elite Special Forces community that they serve. According to Thatcher, just 3% percent of charities rated by Charity Navigator received the 4-Star designation ten times in as many years. Additionally, only 70 charities can claim the designation of receiving a perfect score this year, which distinguishes the NSF as one of the top benevolent organizations in the nation.

Thatcher’s announcement stated, “This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Navy SEAL Foundation exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work.” He continued, “This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets NSF apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

Robin King, CEO of the Navy SEAL Foundation shared, “Our mission of support for the men, women, and children of NSW would be impossible without the backing of our donors and fundraisers as our work is 100% supported by contributions from the public. Our donors are our teammates in this work, and just like in the SEAL Teams, trust in one’s teammates is a vital component for mission success.” King continued, “NSF is committed to fostering that trust by maintaining fiscal transparency and sharing the impact of our programs with our supporters.”

The Navy SEAL Foundation’s rating and other detailed information about charitable giving are available free of charge on Charity Navigator’s website (

About the Navy SEAL Foundation:
The Navy SEAL Foundation's mission is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community and its families.

U.S. Navy SEALs have been in sustained combat for nearly 20 years, performing hazardous work in unforgiving environments at an unrelenting pace. SEALs are currently deployed in over 30+ countries across the globe and can spend up to 270 days each year in harm's way. The Navy SEAL Foundation stands behind these warriors and their families by providing a comprehensive set of programs specifically designed to improve health and welfare, build and enhance resiliency, empower and educate families and provide critical support during times of illness, injury or loss.

Like the community it serves, the Navy SEAL Foundation is a high-performing organization committed to excellence. 94 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to programs or is retained for future programs.

The Navy SEAL Foundation is a 501c3 national non-profit charitable organization. TAX-ID 31-1728910. The Navy SEAL Foundation is a non-federal entity. It is not a part of the Department of Defense or any of its components, and it has no governmental status. For more information, please visit

About Charity Navigator:
Charity Navigator,, is the largest charity evaluator in America, and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America's charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.

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