Mutual Assistance

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) is a non-profit organization providing financial assistance to the Coast Guard community. CGMA is administered by the Board of Control located at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC, Regional Directors in various CGMA regions throughout the country, and Representatives at selected duty stations.

Mission Statement

CGMA strives to promote financial stability and general well being of the people it serves.

Vision Statement

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance is a recognized leader in promoting financial stability for its members, empowering the Coast Guard family in meeting the financial challenges of the new millennium. Through partnerships with other assistance providers, we deliver innovative financial assistance in response to emerging Coast Guard family needs. Our people know that CGMA is always ready and always there as the critical safety net in time of financial need. We truly look after our own.

Guiding Principles

  • CGMA seeks to help members of the Coast Guard Family achieve financial well-being.
  • CGMA fosters self-respect and self-worth.
  • We assure applications for financial assistance are treated confidentially.
  • We treat all members of the Coast Guard community seeking information about or application to CGMA in an honorable and respectful manner.
  • We provide assistance in a timely manner.
  • We consistently apply our guidelines and principles fairly and equitably to all members.
  • We make decisions based on the merits of the individual cases.

PSD Mutual Assistance

PSD provides Mutual Assistance to members in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We have five CGMA assistants and one supervisor to help members needing support. Please use the following email address for all CGMA requests: D11-SMB-BASEAla-CGMA or call 510-437-3793.

Please provide the required application form (see support documentation link below), a recent copy of your Payslip, and appropriate support documentation validating a need for CGMA assistance.

** Note: The CGMA Application for assistance form must include a supervisor and a command endorsement. A CGMA-15 budget form must accompany all loan requests that exceed $1000.00.

Please visit the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance website at for more information. Added 18 June 2015: CGMA Layette Program