Our Mission & Impact

dsc 0084 copyThe MCRD Museum Foundation, originally formed as the MCRD Museum Historical Society, was formed in 1988 to promote the legacy of the Marine Corps through historic preservation and conservation, free education programs, and community outreach initiatives that enrich the lives of Marines, sailors, and the communities they serve.

The Museum Foundation is a non-profit corporation organized for educational and literary purposes as defined under section 501 (c) (3) of the internal revenue code. Over the course of nearly 30 years, the Foundation has contributed millions of dollars and untold hours of volunteer services that have resulted in the Command Museum’s elevation to world-class distinction. The  Museum Foundation supports the Museum’s programs to promote and preserve Marine Corps history, educate youth through character education, and strengthen the bonds of community between active duty, veterans, and families. The Museum Foundation also provides scholarships, awards, and other forms of direct support to Marines on the Depot/WRR.

 


For more information on the MCRD Museum Foundation, membership, donating, or how to partner with the organization, please contact the Foundation office at 619-524-4426 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Become A Member

The Museum Support Regiment was designed as a way for donors to "give a little and get a little." Supporters receive exclusive Museum memorabilia such as shirts, hats, a shop discount, and even custom dog tags to be displayed in the Museum or mailed to you. Whether as a one-time contribution or annual gift, our basic level starts at just $35!

JOIN OR RENEW

Donate

To support the Museum with a tax-deductible gift, you can contribute online, in person, or via mail. Donations may be made in honor/memory, to a specific campaign or event, or as a general donation. We are deeply grateful for any amount you can give- every dollar counts! Please call us today with any questions. Thank you.

 

DONATE

Museum Volunteers

We're looking for a few good volunteers! The Museum has a wide array of volunteer needs, and no military experience or knowledge is required. If you're interested in volunteering, please check out our opportunities and contact us today to learn more. 

Volunteer

Internship Program

The Museum and Foundation each have a select number of internship openings each year, which are competitive. College undergraduates and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. 

 

Intern

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The Education Program provides free field trips, classes, and workshops to K-12 students. The program teaches US history, and the Core Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.

 

MCRD MUSEUM EDUCATION PROGRAM

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The Veteran Outreach & Increased Community Engagement (VOICE) Program provides regular opportunities for Marines, veterans, families, and the public to support one another.

 

VOICE

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Marines, Sailors, and families stationed on the Depot and WRR maintain a high level of performance in a stressful environment. Depot and WRR Support Programs provide resources and relief to our active duty & families.

DEPOT/WRR SUPPORT

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The MCRD Museum Reference Center welcomes all researchers.  There is no charge to use the collections. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment if you would like to conduct research at the Reference Center.  

MCRD MUSEUM REFERENCE CENTER

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The MCRD Museum offers free resources and opportunities for Boy Scouts. Prospective Eagle Scouts are encouraged to contact the museum with ideas for projects that would benefit both the Scout and the Museum.

INFORMATION FOR BOY SCOUTS

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The MCRD Museum offers free resources and opportunities for Girl Scouts. In addition to guided tours, the MCRD Museum offers three badge or award workshops. Classes and volunteer opportunities are also available.

INFORMATION FOR GIRL SCOUTS

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This not an official USMC website. THIS IS A NON-FEDERAL ENTITY. IT IS NOT PART OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, OR ANY OF ITS COMPONENTS, AND IT HAS NO GOVERNMENTAL STATUS.

MCRD Museum Foundation
Building 26 Post Office Box 400085
San Diego, CA 92140-0085

Federal Tax ID: 33-0290006

 

MCRD Museum Foundation 990

Museum Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday, 8:30AM to 4:00PM

Foundation Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday, 8:00AM-4:00PM

Friday, 8:00AM-3:00PM

Telephone: 1-619-524-4426

Gift Shop: 1-619-524-0663

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