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Who We Serve

The CIA Officers Memorial Foundation was established in 2001 with the sole purpose of providing educational support (college or trade school) to the children of Agency officers killed in the line of duty and whose sacrifice is honored by stars on the Memorial Wall. Over the past 21 years, through the support of generous donors and an active Board of Directors, the Foundation's mission has expanded to include providing financial and educational assistance to a broader range of deserving families, including those of CIA officers who died on active duty and those who were severely wounded while serving abroad. The Foundation works hand-in-hand with CIA’s leadership team to maintain a comprehensive understanding of the needs of the CIA family and remains open to exploring new ways of supporting the Agency’s unique workforce.


There are two levels of support for eligible families:

Memorial Star beneficiaries

The children and spouses of CIA officers who were killed in the line of duty.

Active-Duty beneficiaries

The children and spouses of CIA officers who:

  • Die while on active duty.

  • Are severely injured while on active duty.

The CIA Officers Memorial Foundation determines eligibility and will also consider providing other types of support to officers and their families based on specific circumstances and the availability of funds.


Once a family is determined to be qualified for support, the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation ensures assistance for, but not limited to:​​​​


  • One-time payment to assist with immediate financial needs following a death

  • Educational Scholarships

  • Reimbursement for Counseling

  • Reimbursement for Daycare and Camps

  • Reimbursement for Tutoring and College Admissions Prep Services

  • Career Transition Assistance

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