Our Mission

Thanks to our generous donors, MC-LEF currently establishes a $30,000 educational account for every child who loses a parent serving in the United States Marine Corps or any Federal Law Enforcement Agency. Since our founding in 1995, MC-LEF has awarded over $75 million in educational accounts and other humanitarian assistance to over 4000 recipients. We  have only one paid employee and, therefore, the vast majority of our efforts are performed by a dedicated group  of  volunteers who run our various events.  Additionally,  all officers and board members are also volunteers and together,  we are extremely efficient in running our organization so that donor funds are predominantly used  to accomplish  our mission of Educating the Children of Those Who Sacrificed All.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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The Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation will not trade, share or sell a donor’s personal contact or other information with any other organization nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

3rd Quarter 2018 in Review

Educational Account    Branch         Number of Recipients                    Total                         

$30,000 Awards                 USMC                             35                                  $ 1,050,000.00  

Border Patrol 9       270,000.00

                                                        FBI                                    3                                           90,000.00       

                                                       DEA                                   3                                            90,000.00        

US Secret Service      2 60,000.00

                                               US Marshall                         2                                             60,000.00  

                                                        ICE                                    1                                             30,000.00

                                                       ATF                                   2                                           60,000.00

                                                       DOJ                                    2                                             60,000.00

DHS 2 60,000.00

Total                                                                                             61                                       $ 1,830,000.00 

$10,000 Awards        PO/FMR USMC 4 40,000.00

Scholarship Payments*                                              13                                              60,880.00       

Humanitarian Aid                                                          12                                             117,357.00

Medical                                                                                     11                                                   54,883.00

TOTAL                                                                                       101                                        $ 2,103,120.00       

*Scholarship payments are made directly to the college or university as the recipient at time of their parent’s death was over the age of 18.

2017 Year in Review

In our 2017 Benefits Distribution Report, we list every recipient of scholarships and aid. You will find below a breakdown of those recipients by branch and type of aid:

Scholarship Account    Branch         Number of Recipients                    Total                         

$30,000 Awards                 USMC                               53                                $  1,590,000.00        

                                                        FBI                                   12                                         360,000.00       

                                                        DEA                                  7                                           210,000.00       

                                                        DOS                                  3                                            90,000.00       

                                                     US Marshall                   2                                            60,000.00       

                                                        ATF                                   1                                            30,000.00       

Total                                                                                             78                                    $  2,340,000.00        

$20,000 Awards                Las Vegas PO                  2                                            40,000.00       

$10,000 Awards                   USN                                   3                                             30,000.00       

                                                 Former USMC                  2                                             20,000.00       

Scholarship Account                                                   85                                      $  2,430,000.00        

Scholarship Payments*                                             15                                             122,866.00       

Humanitarian Aid                                                         14                                              175,399.00       

Medical                                                                                     7                                                22,542.00       

TOTAL                                                                                    121                                        $  2,750,807.00        


*Scholarship payments are made directly to the college or university as the recipient at time of their parent’s death was over the age of 18.

There are several occasions throughout the year where friends of MC-LEF have told us about a specific case or situation where, after due diligence and approval, we have decided to render help in the form of scholarships, humanitarian aid or medical assistance. This assistance may take the form of supporting veteran initiatives or providing financial aid for uncovered costs as a result of catastrophic injury or illness suffered by Marines or law enforcement officers.   


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MC-LEF Dollars at Work

As of November 30, 2018, we have awarded $2,353,023 to 116 recipients. Since 1995, we have awarded $75,496,616 to 4043 recipients.

Here is a Secret Service Family that we are helping. The agent tragically passed away on September 5th.


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