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"the quiet fund for quiet warriors"

Quiet Fund for Quiet Warriors Since 1992

The Special Operations Fund was incorporated to primarily provide educational benefits for family members of those who were killed in action or killed in training while serving with various joint special mission units.


Supporting Special Mission Unit Families

$18+ MIL

Awarded Support to Special Mission Unit Families

“Our professional troops can concentrate on their day-to-day duties knowing that as they go in harm’s way, should anything happen to them, their families will be taken care of by the Special Operations Fund.”

– Special Operations Commander

Throughout the years our annual seminars have provided an opportunity to build a bridge between civilians and military leaders. Our staff and leadership operate quietly and discretely, much like the community we serve.

Preschool Scholarships

In 2018, the Fund established a scholarship to provide tuition assistance for preschool programs.

Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School Scholarship

Approximately $10,000 in tuition is provided by the SOFund to qualifying high school rising sophomores and juniors to attend this life-changing experience at Exeter.

Tuition Assistance

Since its inception in 1992 to date, the Special Operations Fund has granted over $18+ million in scholarships and financial assistance.

Learning Ability Testing

In 2017 the Special Operations Fund partnered with a local military unit to provide learning ability testing not covered by government medical insurance.

CAPT Rick Woolard Scholarship

Established in 2018 in recognition of President Emeritus SEAL Captain Rick Woolard’s concern that unmarried fallen special mission unit warriors be remembered.

Merit Scholarships

Since 2004 various merit-based scholarships were established.