Trident House Charities Program
Support Special Operations Forces & Their Families
The main objective of the Navy SEAL Museum is to promote public education by providing the opportunity to explore the history of the Navy SEALs through interactive exhibits, while honoring the fallen at the SEAL Memorial and caring for those warriors’ families through the Trident House Charities Program.
We provide care by way of Family Support for additional medical needs not covered by Federal funding, The Scholarship Program for children of the Special Operations community, the Trident House respite home, and the K9 Project for veterans.
The Scholarship Program
With the committed partnership of the Marlee Foundation, Trident Tuition Funds, and the Ernest and Suzanne Litty Scholarship Fund, the Museum has awarded over $1.5 million in scholarships to date. One of four charitable outreaches of the Museum’s Trident House Charities Program, the Scholarship Program falls under the Museum’s 501(c)3 status (Tax ID: 59-2569073).
Made possible by the generous donations of caring benefactors like you, The Museum’s Scholarship Program offers gifts in various amounts to the children of Special Operators for their private and higher education.
Direct Family Support
Direct Family Support comes in many varied forms. One of four charitable outreaches of the Museum’s Trident House Charities Program, Direct Family Support falls under the Museum’s 501(c)3 status (Tax ID: 59-2569073), and seeks to meet the needs of Special Operations families where Federal funding falls short.
The needs of active duty and veterans and their families are varied, from medical and dental expenses to academic and domestic expenditures. This program has addressed the financial needs of families with children who require academic tutoring. It has covered the cost of home renovations for operators returning from war with severe injuries who now need special physical accommodations. Direct Family Support has blanketed the cost of burial of loved ones for families who were faced with unexpected tragedy and heartbreak.
Direct Family Support ensures funding to families who need it most, filling in the gaps where Federal funding is not available. We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Your support is greatly needed, deeply appreciated, and makes a difference in the lives of many. To make a contribution, please visit our Support Page.
The Trident House
The National Navy SEAL Museum’s Trident Houses are tranquil waterfront residences located on the beautiful Indian River in Florida. One of four charitable outreaches of the Museum’s Trident House Charities Program, the Trident Houses fall under the Museum’s 501(c)3 status. (Tax ID: 59-2569073)
These homes serve as critical and complimentary respites for the families of Special Operators, as well as to other military personnel with similar needs. If you, or someone you know, is interested in staying at the Trident House, please contact the Museum for eligibility and availability.
The K-9 Project
The Navy SEAL Museum’s K9 Project is one of four charitable outreaches of the Museum’s Trident House Charities Program. A 501(c)3 organization, the Museum’s K9 Project serves the warriors of the Special Operations community and their families. (Tax ID: 59-2569073)
Partnering with Baden K-9 in Ontario, Canada, with the generous support of dedicated donors, the Navy SEAL Museum has donated multiple working dogs to deserving veterans of the Special Operations community. This unique program creates an effective platform to help veterans assimilate back into civilian life by facilitating a special relationship between warrior and dog. The bond between elite operator and elite canine provides the connection and fellowship many veterans often find lacking when transitioning back into civilian life. Many of our warriors have expressed they often feel structure missing or their purpose is lost after leaving years of training and combat behind.