Support the U.S. Coast Guard

Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation’s maritime interests and environment around the world. The Coast Guard is an adaptable, responsive military force of maritime professionals whose broad legal authorities, capable assets, geographic diversity and expansive partnerships provide a persistent presence along our rivers, in the ports, littoral regions and on the high seas. Coast Guard presence and impact is local, regional, national and international. These attributes make the Coast Guard a unique instrument of maritime safety, security and environmental stewardship.

Select an organization below to learn how you can help support the United States Coast Guard.

The National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc.

The National Coast Guard Museum will be a place where guests will be enlightened and amazed by tales of the Coast Guard’s rich history of bravery, devotion and patriotism. Americans and visitors from all over the world will visit and be inspired by a legacy of service and honor.

The Coast Guard Foundation

In times of triumph and through adversity, Coast Guard Foundation programs focus on the well-being, education, and morale of the men and women of the Coast Guard and their families. We enhance their service by providing critical support, especially during times of injury and loss.

Our work is evident through efforts like the community playgrounds we’ve built on Coast Guard bases around the country, or calling cards we donate to crews who are away at sea for weeks at a time so they can stay in touch with their families. Other times the Foundation’s support is in the form of financial assistance, like helping make the dream of college come true for the child of an enlisted member by providing a scholarship to help with the cost of higher education.  In the last six months alone, the Coast Guard Foundation has assisted 11 Coast Guard members and families dealing with sudden loss or injury. In each case we’ve paid close attention to the unique needs of the families and Coast Guard members affected, working to provide care and comfort in a supportive and respectful way.

Founded 45-years ago, the Foundation is governed by 100 volunteer board members, all over the country. The Coast Guard Foundation is headquartered in Stonington, Connecticut and regionally in Dallas, Texas, New York City and St. Petersburg, Florida.

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association provides services to and promotes fellowship among its members. The organization raises funds to provide “margin of excellence” support to the Corps of Cadets, to preserve the traditions and to enhance the reputation of the Academy.


Coast Guard Summer Pin-Up Campaign

Support the following establishments in New London and beyond by purchasing a Coast Guard Summer Pin-Up! Minimum donation is only $1. Pin-Ups can be purchased at the following establishments:

2 Wives Brick Oven Pizza

Captains Pizza


Muddy Waters

Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park

Join Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park for Coast Guard Week (August 17 – 23) and receive 10% off admission!

Brownstone will donate $3 to the National Coast Guard Museum for every coupon redeemed. To download the coupon, click here.

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ms_world_play_300dpiMohegan Sun

Thank you to Mohegan Sun’s generous donation of $1500 to the National Coast Guard Museum!


Service Above Self: A Pictorial History of the U.S. Coast Guard

Cover_final2The Day, in partnership with the National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc. is proud to present “Service Above Self: A Pictorial History of The U.S. Coast Guard” – a photo journey through the U.S. Coast Guard’ 225-year history.

A portion of proceeds will go to support the National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc., The Coast Guard Foundation, and the Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association.


1790casepack1-u1330Safe Harbor Beer: 1790 Lager

This is an American-style lager crafted to be very approachable and popular with all beer lovers.  Fresh and gentle fruit notes, a delicate use of malt and a balanced hint of bitters for a clean, snappy finish.  1790 Lager is a medium-bodied, crisp and clean beer, brewed for the perfect balance of flavor and refreshing drinkability.

Safe Harbor’s 1790 Lager is crafted as a tribute to Connecticut’s Coast Guard Summer. One dollar for every six pack will be donated to the National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc.


Zaria & Bella’s Gift Shop

Zaria & Bella’s socially conscious and responsible gift-shop is located in The City of New London. We carry a large selection of gifts that give back to our community. Our candles are made by adults with special disabilities, our coastal-nautical decor help preserve oceans while our other gifts range from fair trade to supporting local homeless shelters. Zaria & Bella’s also has the largest selection of Melissa and Doug educational toys in downtown New London. Your not only supporting local, but your helping others as well with each purchase.

Zaria & Bella’s will donate one dollar of every coastal themed item sold to the National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc.


mrlMariani Reck Lane, LLC

“The Right Lawyer Makes a Big Difference”  Mariani Reck Lane, LLC is a proud sponsor of Connecticut’s Coast Guard Summer.  1 % of all retainers up to $5,000.00 will be donated to the National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc.



To learn more about how to participate in Connecticut’s Coast Guard Summer please contact the City of New London.