Upcoming Events
We can't believe that May 3, 2021 will be 5 years since C4's passing. Time seems to have stood still in so many ways for us - we miss him every single day, but we are comforted knowing that we can continuously give back to wonderful and deserving families in this community in so many ways. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in person (and online) at our upcoming events this May in Coronado, CA and Scottsdale, AZ. Check out the details below, and stay tuned on our website and social media for updates for our upcoming fundraising events in Coronado, CA and Scottsdale, AZ.
Coronado Yacht Club
SAVE THE DATE: Celebration of Life
5 Years - CA
May 1, 2021
from 5pm - 9pm
at The Coronado Yacht Club!
Westin Kierland Resort
Celebration of Life
5 Years - AZ 
May 8, 2021
from 5pm - 9pm
at Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, AZ
SEAL Family Testimonial
Things are really opening up now in 2021!
We are so excited to continue hosting more SEALs and their
families at the C4 Ranch!

Below are a few testimonials from our SEAL families.
This Ranch is truly an amazing getaway where we are able to reconnect without distractions and realize how lucky we are to be a part of our special family. We have lived the military life for several years, and have never had the opportunity to experience a place such as this. The time spent in the quietness and serenity of these grounds was precious to us. We felt an overwhelming gratitude for each other after our visit. Thank you for opening your doors to our little family.

-Navy SEAL Family
We knew we found the best place when our children said that they never wanted to leave. We were beyond excited to be a part of nature and to have the opportunity to pet goats, alpacas, chickens, horses and donkeys. We never expected to have such quality time together as a family and discovering real nature just over an hour's drive from San Diego. Thank you C4 Foundation for your kindness in sharing this magical place with us.

-Navy SEAL Family
Foundation News
E rigging
"The Cause"
From One of C4 Foundation's Sponsors,
You wouldn't think a technical error to the tune of over 200 emails would've brought the C4 Foundation and E-Rigging.com together - but somehow it did!

The bombardment of C4 Foundation's order confirmation emails (Sorry, Mr. Charlie), kicked off a conversation about a new endeavor the C4 Foundation had in mind. When we heard about it, we jumped at the chance to pitch in!

Donating the necessary supplies, E-Rigging.com’s team flew out to the C4 Ranch, to lend a hand in the installation of the Haas Revo Cable System on the Ranch’s newest decks that will support new safari tent accommodations.

These newly constructed decks have become foundations for 16 new large safari tents, enough to house an entire platoon of active duty Navy SEALs and their families. E-Rigging.com is proud to support the C4 Foundation and will continue to be a partner as the C4 Ranch develops over the years.
Upcoming C4 Raffle!
Surprise Look

We are very excited to announce a C4 Foundation Raffle that is in the works! We can't wait to share the awesome prize with you VERY SOON. Helpful hint about the prize - "Moderation is for Cowards" has something to do with it!
Make sure to follow our social media and keep an eye out for emails to stay in the know - Ya know? The winner will be announced on
Friday, February 26th (C4's Birthday)
You seriously don't want to miss this!

Lessons From The C4 Ranch
Lights, Tunnels, Simplification
By Dr. Glenn Fox, C4 Foundation Chief Science Officer
With any ending, whether for COVID, or the end of a long deployment, we often hear about “light at the end of the tunnel.” The thing about long tunnels however, is that they are still dark even when you can see the end. Sometimes when we begin to see that light, it can actually make us more impatient, more agitated about the state of things.
The brain is a future prediction machine. It constantly looks at whatever state we are in and tries to predict what comes next. Where it gets difficult is when we predict a better future ahead, but the present moment remains difficult. This mismatch makes it difficult to keep our best habits and personal connections, and when we can be hard on ourselves and others. We become increasingly frustrated with the present, tough moment, because we see a better time ahead. If only it could get here faster, if only we could just hibernate and scroll through our phones for long enough we would wake up in that better future without all this pain in the meantime.
These moments are not the time to berate ourselves for looking at our phones too much, not working out enough, eating poorly, or whatever. They are not the time to cast aside the pain of others and separate one’s self from our relationships. As we teach in the C4 FROG program, moments like these are a time to simplify. 
Simplify by slowing our minds, accepting a long winter, and focusing on things we can control. We can control how we treat others. Let’s simplify what we expect from them and ourselves. Focus on gratitude. Say thank you, and ask people what is going well in their lives. We can control our physical movement. Focus on slow methodical gestures to grasp our cups of coffee, stand and sit with full awareness, feel every strand as how we brush our hair, just notice all the things we do to move in our environment. We can control what we notice. Focus on the smallest things your loved ones do that makes you love them (a very good skill to practice), notice small changes in the lengthening of the days, buds forming on the trees, and appreciate things just as they are in this temporary moment. Finally, we focus on our breath. Breathe easy, let your body breathe in and out. Find a way to appreciate each breath because we do not have infinite breaths to give. It may be February, but indeed, a simple summer is coming.
Written By: Glenn R. Fox, PhD
Thank You
Thank You To All Who Made 2020 A Success
Thank You To all of our generous donors, vendors, volunteers for all of your tireless efforts throughout 2020! We are so grateful for your kind support during one of the hardest years for everyone around the globe. We are excited for 2021 and are looking forward to seeing everyone in person at our upcoming events this year, and to hosting all of the SEAL families at the C4 Ranch.
C4 Foundation Leadership
The C4 Foundation is a 501C3 national non-profit charitable organization. Tax-ID: 82-2075362. It is a non-federal entity and is not party of the Department of Defense or any of its components.