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Military Heroes - Emergency Financial Assistance

Military Heroes Fund


The Military Heroes Fund Emergency Financial Assistance Program offers financial assistance for wounded, ill, and injured Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) veterans who are experiencing an unexpected short term (1-2 months) financial setback.


What we support

We provide emergency financial assistance to veterans and families with delinquent essential expenses such as:

  • Rent
  • Mortgage
  • Electric
  • Water
  • Natural gas
  • Heating petroleum
  • Utilities
  • Auto loan
  • Auto insurance

All bills must be at least 30 days in arrears (past-due) to qualify

The Foundation can only support one emergency financial request per household


  • Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)  
  • Have a VA disability rating 
  • Have been honorably discharged 
  • Be facing an unexpected short-term (1-2 months) financial setback


To apply for a grant, download, complete, and sign the . You will be required to provide the following documents for your application to be considered:

  • DD214
  • VA or military disability rating statement OR proof of VA disability claim submission
  • Most recent bill /statement for requested expense showing past due status AND a lease agreement for rent requests
  • Confirmation of status by being referred by your Army Wounded Warrior advocate (AW2), Recovery Care Coordinator (RCC), VA doctor or social worker, or another nonprofit advocacy organization.

Please send the completed application and supporting documents to or fax to 703-838-1344. The PenFed Foundation will review and notify applicants upon approval prior to funding. 

Completed applications may take up to 10 business days to process

Financial assistance is provided directly to the creditor

Emergency financial assistance grants are provided on a one-time only basis

All bills must be at least 30 days in arrears (past due) to qualify