The Coast Guard Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that supports the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard and their families.

Founded in 1969, the Coast Guard Foundation provides education, support, and relief for the brave men and women who enforce maritime law, protect our homeland, and preserve the environment.

The Coast Guard Foundation is an independent organization separate from the U.S. Coast Guard. As a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit,  the Foundation provides vital support that the U.S. government cannot provide to Coast Guard members and their families. The Coast Guard Foundation is committed to serving them with high quality programs and resources that enhance their service and better prepare them for duty.