Assist Families In Times of Tragedy

When a Coast Guard family faces difficult times, the Coast Guard Foundation is there. We prioritize family resilience, so that members, spouses, and children have the support they need to recover.

Family Assistance

When Coast Guard families or units face the unthinkable loss of an active duty member, we are there with immediate financial and morale support. We listen closely to individuals and families—and anticipate their needs—to ensure we provide relevant care in the wake of tragedy.

An injured or critically ill Coast Guard member deeply affects family and loved ones. Our tragedy assistance support program ensures that families can focus exclusively on recovery. This dedicated and robust financial support system allows families and fellow service members to be nearby during these difficult times.

Disaster Relief

When natural disasters strike, Coast Guard members are often first responders—leaving their own impacted homes and property to aid others. The Foundation offers them immediate relief. We assess member and family needs through our disaster relief and response program and make sure they get the resources to bounce back from hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and more.

Fallen Heroes Scholarship

Our Fallen Heroes Scholarship is granted to Coast Guard children whose parent die in an operational, line-of-duty death. This scholarship covers 100 percent of their higher education costs ensuring service members' children have the opportunity to graduate college debt free.