Special Forces Charitable Trust

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Known as the “Quiet Professionals”, the Special Forces Soldier maintains a proud history of not seeking recognition for their deeds, but recognizes that they are accountable to the American public. Special Forces will continue to represent the very best of the U.S. Army while serving as the lead for U.S. security interests by either setting conditions to prevent crisis or enabling decisive military operations.

The Special Forces Charitable Trust delivers critical, enduring support through comprehensive programs and services to the United States Army Special Forces Community – past and present – and their families in order to improve their quality of life and enhance mission readiness.   The Trust focuses on the following three areas:

  • Education and Motivation
  • Family and Command Support
  • Veterans, Advocacy, and Heritage


  • Merit-based scholarships for children of active-duty Special Forces personnel in conjunction and association with the Special Forces Scholarship Fund.
  • Recognition Award(s) in conjunction with the Family Readiness Group at each group.
  • Tuition Assistance for active-duty Special Forces personnel.
  • Scholarships for dependent spouses.


  • In coordination with the Green Beret Foundation, the Special Forces Association,  and others, during a time of tragedy, the Trust provides financial support to assist those left behind with items not funded by others or the Federal Government
  • Command functions for dependents of deployed active-duty Special Forces
  • Resiliency Programs
  • Assist with special family needs while spouse is deployed


  • VA Issues
  • Funding assistance with advocacy, memorials and monuments
  • Transition Assistance

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SF Community

We serve a total military population of 15,500-plus soldiers along with more than 10,000 families. Incorporated within the families are 14,261 dependent children. We work with the Special Forces Association, a fraternal organization, and their 9,500 member to support our Special Forces Veterans.

Leadership – Board of Directors

An all-volunteer board of directors consisting of six (6) governing members and three (3) honorary members. Since the inception of the organization in 2010, 100% of board members have annually financially contributed to the organization.


Our Executive Director has over 30 years experience in the nonprofit world, including the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Coast Guard Foundation. He continues to provide the SFCT with the professional operational and organization leadership along with the plans and benchmarks to build a sustainable military nonprofit organization.

The Special Forces Charitable Trust is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service. All donations made to the Special Forces Charitable Trust via the Great Americans Shoot are fully tax-deductible.

For additional information or questions, please contact:

David T. Guernsey, Jr.
Executive Director
Special Forces Charitable Trust
P.O. Box 53
Essex, CT  06426