Scholarship assistance to eligible children of Marines and Federal law enforcement personnel who die while on active duty. Over $55 million in awards has been distributed since our inception in 1995.
Why do we exist?
Members of the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation believe that our nationís most precious resource is its youth, and their educational development is of primary importance in their becoming meaningful members of their families and society. We provide $30,000 in maturity value EE Patriot Savings Bonds for each child of a Marine or Federal Law Enforcement personnel who have died while on active duty.
98% of all donations we receive are channeled into our programs for the children we serve. We also provide assistance to eligible children from their date of birth through age 18. We are different than most military charities in that we provide our support within two months of the casualty. We do not ask the families of those fallen to wait many years to apply for support. We want these tragic families to know that America stands with them at this terrible time.
What have you accomplished?
Since our inception in 1995, the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation has provided over $46 million in assistance. Through the extraordinary generosity of our supporters, we have been able to do this. We delivered over $1.7 million in support to the children of those lost at the Pentagon on that most tragic day, September 11th. We also provided scholarship support to the children of those onboard the ill fated American Airlines flight. We have offered support to catastrophically injured Marines in many ways. We offer financial assistance to the children of active duty Marines who have special medical needs that exceed government insurance coverage.