Foundation News
Happy 4th of July!

Celebrate the 4th in our Patriotic Swag T-Shirt
Made by URT!
AmazonSmile Now On Mobile Phones
Good news! AmazonSmile customers can now support Charles Humphrey Keating IV Foundation in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations. 

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device 
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings' 
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click  here  for instructions.
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Kent Weaver Joins the
C4 Foundation
Board of Directors
We would like to welcome Kent Weaver to the C4 Foundation Board of Directors. Kent is a VP and financial advisor for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Keating family and Kent have known each other for over twenty-five years. Kent brings expertise in marketing, fundraising, and event planning.
Thank You
We would like to thank E-Rigging for providing quality materials for our housing decks at the C4 Ranch. They have graciously donated all of the railings for our housing decks! E-Rigging is your online source for wire rope, cable, rope, blocks, turnbuckles, eye bolts, stainless steel chain, and rigging hardware. Check out the link to E-Rigging's website and Facebook!
Thank You to Mike Cook for the beautiful cutting board!
Big thanks goes out to Mike Cook for creating this beautiful cutting board for the C4 Ranch! Mike is a talented woodworker who also creates the C4 Foundation custom-made paddles to our VIPs.
Thanks Mike!
Thank You to
McP's Irish Pub
We would like to thank McP's Irish Pub for hanging the C4 Foundation flag at their entrance in Coronado! McP's Irish Pub was a favorite hangout of C4. We would like to thank Ted Taylor for making this happen. Check out their link below and grab some awesome food today!
Thank You
Brian Hall
We would like to thank C4's cousin, Brian Hall, for painting and donating a picture of C4. This picture depicts C4 on his last deployment in Iraq in 2016. Brian is also the owner of Legacy Swim Academy. If you or your children need swim lessons, please contact Brian at the link below.
Lessons From The C4 Ranch
Lean Downstream
By Dr. Glenn Fox, C4 Foundation Chief Science Officer
One of the hardest lessons I had to face when I was learning to kayak was to “lean downstream”. What this means is that for any given rock, ripple, or rapid, the safest thing to do is actually to lean toward it, to put your shoulder into the boulder and paddle downriver, no matter how daunting it looks. As I learned the hard way, leaning upriver will lead to water coming over the rail of the boat and flipping everything over at the worst possible time. As it is in life, research shows that people who focus more on what can be done to solve problems, and look forward to a better future, indeed have better outcomes — this is the basis of all optimism. Just like in the river, the more we focus on the upriver problems and avoid what we’re up against, the more likely we are to run into problems. 
These are stressful days indeed, and it certainly feels like we are going through a churning whitewater rapid as a community. SEALs in our community are still being deployed to dangerous and hostile places; their spouses and families are left stateside to face turmoil and quarantine in isolation. So, what does leaning downstream look like in these times? First, we need to name our stress, anxiety and grief (and whatever tough emotions we may face) for what they are: rocks in the rapid. Research shows that simply naming emotions allows us to get a handle on them, and begin to tame them accordingly. Leaning downstream means accepting that these are tough times, and that it is normal to feel such stressors, and that we need to take action to bind our communities together stronger than ever. 
We can take these simple steps to help. We encourage everyone to contribute to the mission of the C4 Foundation as we help Navy SEAL and Naval Special Warfare families “lean downstream”:
  1. Call a friend, any friend. Social support is the number one predictor of mental health. Simply sending a text, a photo, or saying thanks to an old teacher, mentor, or long lost friend can create a strong mood boost. 
  2. Create Something. Find an old box of paints, a random piece of wood, or a pen and a pencil and take 15 minutes to make something. Do not judge or edit yourself as you go; this is not the time to create a masterpiece. Acts of creating and taking a few moments to do something creative can take us out of our heads a little bit to gather some clarity in a productive manner. 
  3. Help someone. The fastest route to feeling good is to reach out to help others. There are many ways to help people in need right now, and ways to show support to those who need it. Studies have shown that the same brain regions are active both when we receive and when we give gifts. There are lots of ways to help, including joining the C4 Chuck Heavy movement (okay, we are biased). We can do a lot to relieve stress and focus on the good things.
In life, like in whitewater, the rapids are what often give us the most meaning and deepest personal lessons. Though we often wish for calmer waters, tough times are always an opportunity to learn, grow, and lean downstream.
Thank you for supporting the C4 Foundation.
-Glenn R. Fox, PhD
Families Back At
The C4 Ranch
We are so excited that families have been able to enjoy the fresh air and wide open spaces at the C4 Ranch!
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.