Our Mission

Thanks to our generous donors, MC-LEF currently provides a $30,000 scholarship 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 $73 million in scholarships 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Donor Privacy Policy
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.

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

For January 2018, we have awarded $194,818 to 14 recipients. Since 1995,  we have awarded $73,318,411 to 4012 recipients.

(Left) MC-LEF helped these FBI families who lost loved ones as a result of 9/11 based illnesses. Story and Link

Your generous donations helped  buy a  truck for Vets on Track.