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Defenders Lodge

The Defenders Lodge will be a free hotel for veterans who receive outpatient treatment at the Palo Alto VA Hospital.
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Military Heroes

Military Heroes

The Military Heroes Fund helps the wounded, ill and injured service members of Iraq and Afghanistan.
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ARK provides a no-interest alternative to predatory lending.
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Dream Makers

Dream Makers

The Dream Makers Program offers grants to first-time homebuyers.
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Foundation Welcomes New CEO

The PenFed Foundation welcomes Jane Whitfield as its new president and CEO. Read More.


On October 21, 2013, the Association of the United States Army awarded the PenFed Foundation with the first National Service Award for its exemplary service and enduring support to the American soldier and the United States Army community.

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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: Privacy policy: Text STOP to 85944 to stop; Text HELP to 85944 for help.

How is the PenFed Foundation Different?

All of our programs have an element of financial literacy. 

The PenFed Foundation provides financial education in addition to emergency financial loans and home ownership grants.

How You Can Help

Be a part of the The Lee & Penny Anderson Defenders Lodge.

We need your help to achieve our mission.  We value your direct donation to help us continue our programs.  Help us continue to serve our country’s defenders. 

You can also donate stock to the PenFed Foundation either through a paper certificate or an electronic transfer with no transaction fees. To make a stock donation today, contact

Who You Can Help

  • The ARK program helps active military members who need a loan up to $500 with a fee of $5.  You can help a servicemember avoid predatory payday lenders that charge high fees for loans.
  • The Dream Makers program is for active military members, military veterans and Department of Defense employees and provides a $5,000 grant to first-time homebuyers to help with their down payment and closing costs. 
  • The Military Heroes Fund provides emergency financial assistance to military members who have served since 2001 in Iraq or Afghanistan. 

What You Can Do 

  • Join us at our next Night of Heroes, a black-tie gala, held each spring to honor the military community. 
  • Do you or your organization host an event that you would like to benefit military heroes? Contact us about how to partner.
  • Help us fight predatory lending!  We partner with credit unions across the country to offer the Asset Recovery Kit (ARK) program.

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    It is never too early to think about helping veterans. Register for the 2014 Military Heroes Golf Classic today!