• The Seal Future Foundation established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in New York
  • Leadership Team & Boards established


  • $45,000 in scholarship funds were distributed to 9 SEALs
  • First class of SEAL transition candidates secured positions at prestigious graduate schools, internship programs and as permanent hires
  • Advised U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business on veteran entrepreneurship


  • $100,000 in scholarship funds were distributed to 10 SEALs
  • Expanded SFF to San Diego
  • Held first networking event in San Diego
  • Expanded the Executive and Business Network to the West Coast


  • $92,000 in scholarship funds were distributed to 10 SEALs
  • Established relationship with the elite Program for Leadership Development at the Harvard Business School to provide an admissions path and scholarship funds
  • Launched academic and career coaching pilot program
  • Established test preparation partnership with Kaplan Test Prep
  • Launched the Entrepreneur Assistance program
  • Established innovative Leadership Transition Employment program
  • Instituted academic and career coaching program with elite professional coaches
  • Developed mock interview process with the Executive and Business Network


  • $145,000 in scholarship funds were distributed to 10 SEALs
  • Scholarship Program expanded to include non-degree executive programs and professional certifications
  • Established the Career Development Support program to cover job seeking expenses such as travel for interviews
  • Established the Special Support program to assist transitioning SEALs experiencing hardships not supported by the military or other nonprofits
  • Launched the SFF Forward Operating Base (FOB) concept and established FOBs in Boston, Philadelphia, Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Francisco
  • Instituted the SFF Coaching Program as a permanent SFF program and provided coaching to 33 SEALs
  • Increased SEALs served by nearly 200% over prior year, serving a total of 130 new SEALs in 2017 and a total of 198 since founding


  • $203,000 in scholarship funds were distributed to 24 SEALs
  • Served 154 new SEALs, a nearly 20 increase over 2017 for a total of 352 since founding
  • Established SFF FOBs in Charleston, Chicago, Greenville, Pittsburgh and Seattle
  • Launched the inaugural Specter Series to raise awareness of SEAL combat related mental and physical health issues
  • Launched the Warrior Health Program to enable SEALs with combat and training related injuries to reach an optimal state of holistic wellness


  • The name of the nonprofit was changed from SEAL Future Fund to SEAL Future Foundation to better capture the SFF’s new mission



In 2012 a group of Navy SEALs and leading executives teamed up to tackle the challenges faced by SEALs transitioning out of the Navy.  The SFF founding team recognized that the transition problem is best solved by creating a community of leading executives and organizations committed to supporting SEALs.  Since then, the SFF has been run by an equal mix of SEALs and civilians, developing a transition platform in partnership with elite business and academic institutions.

The SFF was founded on and abides by the following core principles:

  • Best-in-class solutions
  • Strong partnerships
  • Lifetime access and support
  • Adherence to the SEAL Ethos