a support system for our elite warriors

the c4 foundation

Recognizing the lack of resources available to Navy SEALs and their families, the C4 Foundation has stepped up to provide science-based counseling programs which help to build and strengthen meaningful relationships. Fostering connections between SEAL families, C4 fosters a web of support for all members. These interconnected families can fill gaps and take up the slack during times of deployment for active-duty service members. 

The Man Who Inspired a Movement 

The C4 Foundation is dedicated to the legacy of Charles Keating IV, a Navy SEAL who gave his life in the line of duty, fighting for freedom in Iraq. “Chuck Heavy”, or “C4” as he was known to friends, was deeply rooted in his community and lived a life that inspired many to excellence. Protekt’s Nick Norris had the privilege of serving with Chuck, and today we continue to honor his legacy through our work with the C4 Foundation.

  • The Problem
  • building community
  • the c4 ranch
  • learning gratitude

the problem

Navy SEALs are immersed into an environment of sustained combat, training, and other harrowing experiences. Physical and emotional trauma are common, and being apart from loved ones during times of active duty can add to the stress. It’s an unfortunate fact that suicide and divorce rates are increasing among the Navy SEAL community.

Building Community

The C4 Foundation has stepped in to provide science-based counseling programs which help to build and strengthen meaningful relationships. Fostering connections between SEAL families, C4 is building a web of support for all members. These interconnected families can fill gaps and take up the slack during times of deployment for active-duty service members.

The c4 ranch

The C4 Foundation maintains and operates a ranch in Mesa Grande, California, that serves as a sanctuary for SEALs and their families. With outdoor camping, animals, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and endless scenery, it’s a great place to retreat, relax, and reconnect.

Learning Gratitude

At the center of C4’s programs is the concept of gratitude. By learning how to appreciate the people around them and the life they get to experience every day, SEALs can recover from their trauma and awaken to a new life full of love and possibilities.

Support The Cause with Protekt

Protekt has pledged to donate 15% of our sales this Memorial Day season to the C4 Foundation. With one Navy SEAL and one Navy veteran among our founders, we know the trials faced by these brave men and women all too well. We are proud to be able to give back to the community that has shown us so much love and support in launching this brand.


Starting on May 28, you can support this awesome organization, our veteran-owned company, and yourself when you shop for Protekt’s innovative performance supplements and eco friendly sunscreens. That’s a win-win!