Making a donation to the Society

Although sponsored by the Department of the Navy, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a private non-profit organization whose programs are totally funded by charitable contributions.

Active Duty and Retired Sailors and Marines have a preferred way to make a contribution to the Society during the months of March and April. Although you are welcome to make an online donation at anytime, we encourage you to respond to the Active Duty Fund Drive at your command, or the Secretary of the Navy's Retiree Direct Mail Campaign.  All are welcome to contribute here. Donations are 100% tax deductible.

Support the important work of the Society with a general, unrestricted gift or one designated for a specific program.

Make a General Gift (including In Memory and/or Tribute Gifts)

Traditional Visiting Nurse Program

  • Begun in 1922 to provide health education and medical resource information to Sailors, Marines and their families
  • Still making "house calls" - in home visits within 25 mile radius of Navy or Marine Corps base where a nurse is assigned
  • Answer questions about all health topics and concerns for all ages, from new babies to the elderly
  • 47 Registered Nurses (RNs), serving Active Duty and Retired Navy and Marine Corps and their eligible family members

Combat Casualty Assistance Visiting Nurse (CCA-VN) Program

  • Established in 2006 specifically to help meet the needs of combat injured Marines, Sailors and their support families affected by the war
  • We advocate for combat injured programs and services. Make home visits and assessments anywhere in the U.S. - responding to questions, addressing concerns, finding resources.
  • Offer emotional support to entire families as they learn to deal with life-changing events.
  • Provide long-term case management, maintaining contact with the family when problems/ questions arise in the future
  • Continue to serve, regardless of member's military status
  • As of 2010, serving over 850 combat veterans and/or their families

The NMCRS Education Program

Help eligible Navy and Marine Corps families pursue their academic goals by contributing to our scholarship and educational financing fund. The cost of education continues to rise and Scholarship needs are greater than ever.


For any questions concerning charitable contributions, please contact Mr. John Alexander, Vice President, Chief Communications Officer of the Society at (703) 696-4904 or via e-mail at