The cornerstone of the C4 Foundation’s mission is an improved, 560-acre ranch property located in East San Diego County that will serve as a refuge for Navy SEAL families and help encourage family bonding pre-deployment, during deployment and in post-combat periods. Husbands, wives and children will participate in activities designed from research on high performance to build closer relationships across the whole family unit.

  • Located in San Diego’s pristine Mesa Grande region, just 45 miles from the Naval Special Warfare Center in Coronado, California.
  • Outdoor activities for the entire family including fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping, farming and a petting zoo.
  • A self-sustaining rural lifestyle with on-site solar energy generation, water wells, windmills and six lakes.
  • Unobstructed 360-degree views that range from the Great Sonoran Desert to the Pacific Ocean.

Help us preserve Navy SEAL families through aiding in the acquisition and improvement of this unique ranch refuge.


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The Science

The C4 Foundation’s approach focuses on using the science of high-performance mindset to complement what works for families. We strive to give families the tools to enhance social connections, provide mindful approaches for rejuvenating, and teach novel tactics for communication.

Under the direction of neuroscientist and Chief Science Officer Dr. Glenn R. Fox, our programs teach families about the practices of gratitude, optimism, creativity, competition and cooperation, and resilience that are shown in studies to be hallmarks of high performance and can be transferred to individuals and families.


Tailored programs and activities for each phase of active duty SEAL life


On-staff help to implement and train families, children and SEALs, with clinical credentials and experience helping warfighter populations


Activities based on the science of resilience, creativity, and connection involving mindfulness, woodworking, nature and gratitude