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Marine Corps Heritage Foundation

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation preserves and promulgates the history, traditions and culture of the Marine Corps and educates all Americans in its virtues. The Foundation vigorously seeks financial support to provide continued leadership, strategic direction and financial oversight in supporting and expanding programs at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and beyond its walls.

To fulfill the mission, vision and goals for the continual development of the Marine Corps Heritage Center and completion of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, the Foundation fundraises and reaches out to government officials, philanthropists, educational foundations and other organizations and entities in order to preserve and propagate the history, traditions and culture of the Marine Corps.

Semper Fi Fund

Semper Fi Fund is one of America’s highest rated charities, and is dedicated to providing urgently needed resources and support for combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

Marine Corps University Foundation

For over 30 years, the Marine Corps University Foundation has harnessed the power of the private sector in support of the Marine Corps’ most pressing educational needs.

Given the Marine Corps University’s finite resources, the Marine Corps University Foundation raises funds to attract the leading minds in security studies, terrorism, warfighting, emerging states, and defense policy to Quantico, so that they may educate active-duty Marines on critical geostrategic matters.  Marines then apply this knowledge in conflict zones around the world.

MCUF goals:

  • Strengthening the Marine Corps University’s position of thought leadership in military studies & national security affairs;
  • Cultivating the problem-solving skills that enable Marines to think creatively & act decisively in uncertain environments; and
  • Developing the most knowledgeable, well-rounded, forward-thinking leaders … from Corporal to General.

Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation

Description for this block. Use this space for describing your block. Any MC-LEF currently establishes a $35,000 educational account for every child who loses a parent serving in the United States Marine Corps or any Federal Law Enforcement Agency. Since their founding in 1995, MC-LEF has awarded over $82 million in educational accounts and other humanitarian assistance to over 4300 recipients. They have only one paid employee and, therefore, the vast majority of their efforts are performed by a dedicated group  of  volunteers who run their various events.

Additionally,  all officers and board members are also volunteers and together,  they are extremely efficient in running our organization so that donor funds are predominantly used to accomplish their mission of Educating the Children of Those Who Sacrificed All.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Founded in 1962, The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. For nearly 60 years, they’ve been providing access to affordable education for the children of Marine and Navy Corpsman attending post-high school, under-graduate and career technical education programs.

Women Marines Association

The Women Marines Association is proud to be the only charitable association for and about women Marines.

The Women Marines Association was established in Denver, CO, in 1960 to ensure that our history as Marines would continue to be told and passed on to a new generation of Marines. Chapters and members across the nation work on community programs and support our military personnel, our Veterans and their communities. They reach across all areas where there is a need.

The Marine Corps Association & Foundation is proud to offer a discounted membership to our fellow Marines in the Women Marines Association. Click Here to learn more.

Sugar Bear Foundation

The Sugar Bear Foundation was formed in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Mario “Sugar Bear” Carazo.

Sugar Bear made the ultimate sacrifice July 22, 2010, when his AH-1W Super Cobra was shot down while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan.

The mission of the foundation is to support the surviving spouses and children of fallen United States military personnel by providing career, educational and financial programs to help meet their immediate and ongoing needs, fostering their personal, emotional, and social well-being.

The Marine Corps Association Foundation partners with The Sugar Bear Foundation every year to raise money through the Sugar Bear Memorial Run, learn more by visiting our Virtual Challenges page.

Travis Manion Foundation

The Travis Manion Foundation strives to unite and strengthen communities by training, developing, and highlighting the role models that lead them. They develop programs, training opportunities, and events designed to empower veterans and families of the fallen, and then inspire them to pass on their values to the next generation and the community at large.

The Travis Manion Foundation joins us by sponsoring the Logistics Officer of the Year award presented at the annual MCA Logistics Awards Ceremony.

Marine Corps Aviation Association

The Marine Corps Aviation Association recognizes professional excellence in Marine aviation, educates the public on its history and heritage, safeguards its future by publishing the recipients of the 28 Marine Corps Aviation Awards annually, and supports the fraternal bond of its membership.

The Marine Corps Aviation Association produces two aviation magazines, The Yellow Sheet and the MCAA Journal.