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The Defenders Lodge provides a much-needed "home away from home" for veterans who often require complex, long-term care.
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The Military Heroes Fund helps the wounded, ill and injured service members of Iraq and Afghanistan.
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The Asset Recovery Kit (ARK) provides a no-interest alternative to predatory lending.
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The Dream Makers Program offers grants to first-time homebuyers.
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Learn More About the Foundation

Click below to see the work we do each day on behalf of service members, veterans, and their families.

 

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Text "DUTY" to 85944 to donate $10 to the PenFed Foundation. Reply 'yes' to confirm your donation.

One-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill. Msg & data rates may apply. Available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile. Must be 18 or older and have authorization of account holder. Donations benefit The PenFed Foundation, collected by Innogive Foundation. Terms: igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to 85944 to stop; Text HELP to 85944 for help.

Buy Books. Support the Foundation.

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From September 5 through September 20, whenever you buy select books, part of the proceeds will go to help support those in need through the PenFed Foundation.

Find out more here.



2017 Night of Heroes Gala

Military Heroes Classic

Thank you to all our sponsors, donors, and supports who helped the PenFed Foundation raise a record nearly $1.5 million at the 2017 Night of Heroes Gala. All proceeds raised go towards supporting more than 35,000 Veterans, active military members and their families each year. 

To see the listing of this year's sponsors click here. 


2016 Military Heroes Golf Classic

Military Heroes Classic

Thank you to all who attended and supported the Military Heroes Golf Classic this year. The event was a huge success, raising over $675,000, thanks to all of our supporters. 

To see the listing of this year's sponsors click here. 


PenFed Foundation and Humble Design Help a Veteran in Need

Humble Design and PenFed Foundation

Humble Design and PenFed Foundation recently teamed up to furnish a home for a family in need. “No American—particularly one who has served in uniform—should have to go without a place to call home," said PenFed Foundation President and CEO James Schenck. “There are plenty of organizations such as Humble Design that want to help, and the PenFed Foundation is playing a key role by bringing them together to ensure more veterans are able to secure their finances and find safe places to live.”

Click here to watch the video. 


Disabled American Veterans Program

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With grant funds from the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Trust, the PenFed Foundation launched a partnership with the Disabled American Veterans to provide emergency financial assistance and financial counseling services to veterans from all wars and all eras.

This program expands upon the existing Military Heroes Fund program. This enables us to offer financial support and counseling services to veterans of all wars, all eras—effectively supporting all of our Nation’s heroes.


Innospec Proudly Supports Our Military Heroes Fund

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Innospec, customers and suppliers demonstrate ongoing support for PenFed Foundation Military Heroes Fund. Nearly $70,000 was raised and donated to the Foundation as a result of a golf tournament hosted by Innospec in Colorado this August. To read more click here


Military Heroes & Their Families - Free Job Search Assistance

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CareerArc has partnered with Pen Fed Foundation to bring innovative job search assistance to all military heroes and their families. This online suite focuses on resume building, assessments, interview practice, research tools and much more.

Click here to register and kickstart your career transition.


How is the PenFed Foundation Different?

We create a pathway for our nation's defenders to secure a strong future through financial education, credit-building, home ownership, and short-term assistance. All of our programs include an element of financial education.

Help Us Help Veterans

  • Avoid predatory payday lenders. Our ARK program helps active military who need a loan up to $500 with a fee of just $5.
  • Recover from an emergency. Our Military Heroes Fund gives emergency assistance to military members who have served since 2001 in Iraq or Afghanistan. 
  • Buy their first home. Our Dream Makers program provides a $5,000 grant to first-time home buyers for their down payment and closing costs.

Become a Partner

  • Help us fight predatory lending!  We partner with credit unions across the country to offer the Asset Recovery Kit (ARK) program.
  • Partner with us to benefit military heroes at an event hosted by you or your organization.
  • Donate to support military families and veterans.