Focus on Family Resilience

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.

Disaster Relief

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

Coast Guard members are eligible for a grant up to $3,000 to cover personal loss and basic needs after a storm strikes. These needs include, replacement and repair of household goods, food and basic necessities, insurance deductibles, temporary housing, and emergency travel.

We partner with the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association to make this disaster relief program possible. You may complete the application online or download a PDF of the application and submit it to for review.

The CPOA will review and respond to your application within five days of receipt. You may email or call (703) 941-0395 with any questions.

Tragedy 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.

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.