About The Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation

The Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the life of our inspiration Jimmy Miller. The JMMF provides free of charge its unique program of Ocean Therapy to the United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Battalion-West, as well as the Veterans from the West LA Veterans Hospital and youth from several care and shelter facilities for at risk and foster children. The JMMF Ocean Therapy program for the Marines takes place year round on the beach at Camp Pendleton and the program for the Veterans and children operates on the beach at Manhattan Beach, CA, during the spring and summer months.

The JMMF Ocean Therapy program combines occupational and recreational therapies with the sport of surfing in the healing environment of the ocean. Ocean Therapy is proven to assist recovery and rehabilitation for those challenged by Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (“PTSD”,) traumatic brain injuries, and other emotional, mental and medical conditions. The JMMF team consists of professional occupational and psychological therapists, expert surf instructors, experienced water pros and lifeguards, and dedicated volunteers.


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An amazing group of people- I endorse you Carly! ... See MoreSee Less

Such an AMAZING start to our 2015 Ocean Therapy sessions yesterday! First time Marine surfers, brand new volunteers and gorgeous weather. Couldn't ask for more. Thank you to all who came out!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Joel S. Vancouverwish I was there! was in norcal :(9 hours ago

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This Marine surfs for the first time with the help of our new volunteers! ... See MoreSee Less

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Michael GomezI volunteered a few years back and your absolutely right! Such a great feeling helping these Marines and seeing their stoke when they stand up for the first time! Great work!!1 day ago   ·  3
Kris PrimacioOh and SPECIAL THANK YOU to Diana Branda - those cookies BEST cookies in the world!!!1 day ago   ·  3
Mike ShurleyAwesome day and his smile was fantastic when he stood the first time!!23 hours ago   ·  2
Kris PrimacioThe stoke the Marines had yesterday will stay with me forever! I learn something every day in the ocean and yesterday I learned you don't even have to surf to have a surfers high all day long!! Thank you Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation Carly Rogers Kateri Wood Nancy Harvis Miller and The Marines - for making it such a special morning!1 day ago   ·  2
Holly AmberMB?1 day ago   ·  1
Paige RamseyWay to go Steven!!!11 hours ago

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What is Ocean Therapy?

Ocean Therapy is an adaptive surfing program to assist individuals coping with mental and physical illness in accessing the ocean environment. Surfing has long since been a sport associated with freedom and independence and has the ability to support individuals with special needs in increasing their self-esteem and self-confidence.


Why Donate to the JMMF

The Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation is a California 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All of your donations will go to wounded warriors, vets, helping children in need to use the ocean as therapy.   All donations are tax deductible.

Please use the donation form to the left or send all donations to the:

Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation
2711 Sepulveda Blvd. #331
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Please visit the Donate page for financials and more information