The Naval War College Foundation (NWCF) provides supplementary funding to the Naval War College to enrich and enhance the programs and initiatives offered by the College. The following are among the many important activities supported by the Foundation:
- Increasing public awareness of the Naval War College mission, capabilities and accomplishments.
- Providing financial support to academic programs and activities at the College where supplementary funding is needed. These projects range from faculty research, curriculum development and endowed academic chairs to nationally recognized speakers for guest lectures, academic awards for student achievement and historical document and artifact acquisition for the library and Naval War College Museum.
- Providing financial support for specific symposia and conferences which further distinguish the College as a prestigious institution of higher learning.
- Providing funding for Regional Studies Programs, evening lectures, and other emergent / priority requirements.
- Operating a Foundation retail store in the College museum.