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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Big thanks to Whole Foods and to all that shopped! Received a big check for #JMMF and our #oceantherapy today! ... See MoreSee Less

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Holly AmberVERY COOL1 week ago
Gene Boyerthe JMMF and "Ocean Therapy" is something very special. Thank you to Whole Foods.1 week ago

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I had a great time today learning the basics of beginner's basic surfing! =) i want to send a big Thank you to all the volunteers that took the time and energy to teach me to actually surf a wave, and fall with style with a huge smile on my face! ... See MoreSee Less

Had a very moving Ocean Therapy session at Camp Pendleton today. We had marines catching the first waves of their lives and others, suffering from PTSD, who have just now come back to surfing. Today reminded us what it is all about. Big thanks to those who helped out. Please check our website for upcoming sessions. (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Louie MontesI would like to thank all the instructors that were out there today. It was a great session and I look forward to seeing everyone again next time.1 week ago   ·  4
Joy Marshall D'AngeloWow! What a great cause. Love our Vets!1 week ago
Jack Alvin LawsonMissing the beach, keep up the good work1 week 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