Fact Sheet


Mission:  The CIA Officers Memorial Foundation provides educational support and emergency financial assistance to the families of CIA officers who die while on active duty or who are severely wounded or disabled serving in a war zone.

Vision:  To support families of CIA officers by relieving financial stress, encouraging educational and career goals and emotionally reconnecting them with the great Agency to which their loved ones served with distinction.

Purpose:  To raise awareness and enlist support for the needs of the families of deceased officers.

History:  In 2001, the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation was created by a group of concerned Americans who wished to assist the survivors and dependents of CIA officers who died in the line of duty.  These survivors and dependents deserve the support of their fellow Americans because of the supreme sacrifice made by their loved ones in defending the freedoms cherished by all Americans.

Programs: The Foundation primarily provides educational support (college, including limited Master’s programs or trade school expenses) to the following:

  • Children and spouses of CIA officers who are killed in the line of duty and honored on the Agency Wall of Stars.
  • Children and spouses of CIA officers who died while on active duty from accident, illness or other causes.
  • Children and spouses of CIA officers who died within two years of retirement on medical disability after contracting a terminal illness or injury while employed with the CIA.
  • The Foundation will also consider providing other types of support based on specific circumstances and the availability of funds.  Included are officers and CIA contractors who are severely wounded or disabled due to service in an agency-designated war zone.

Facts & Statistics:  The CIA Officers Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization qualified as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN 52-2360463).  We hold a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator and our Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Number is 40425.  We proudly share our growth over the last 9 years: