About the Foundation

C4 Mission Statement

The C4 Foundation provides support and resources through science-based programs to active duty Navy SEALs and their families.  We strengthen family relationships and enhance support networks for our most elite warriors, their immediate families and the SEAL community as a whole. 

Who was C4?

Chief Petty Officer Charles Humphrey Keating, IV, intimately known as C4, grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. He was the eldest of 5 siblings and a star athlete at Arcadia High School in Phoenix, AZ, graduating in the Class of 2004. He attended Indiana University and was a member of the track and field team. In 2007, he joined the United States Navy. On January 27, 2016, Charlie married the love of his life, Brooke Ainsworth Clark, in a private wedding shortly before his last deployment. On May 3, 2016, Charles Keating fought fearlessly and made the ultimate sacrifice defending his brothers AND OUR FREEDOM. He will never be forgotten. 

The C4 Ranch

The 560-acre C4 Ranch is home to an American Bison, cattle, swine, horses for riding and therapy, chickens, rabbits, exotic llamas, and our own kid friendly mini-donkey. These animals make the ranch complete, they provide families the experience of being on a working ranch and meeting our beautiful animals rarely found in any other ranch in the United States.  The mission of The C4 Foundation is to contribute to the mental and physical health and well-being of active duty US Navy SEALs and their family members to preserve family unity. Families will learn about animal welfare, ranch practices, and gain amazing experiences from their companionship.

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