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Who We Are

Cutting the ribbon for the hospice room at Walter Reed AMC.

Securing the American Dream

The Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation (PenFed Foundation) is a national charity working to meet unmet needs of the military personnel and their families in the areas of financial literacy, housing and support for the wounded.

We work to ensure that those who selflessly devote their lives to the defense of our country have the resources they need for a secure financial future. We seek to prevent medical emergencies turning into financial hardships for our nation’s defenders. We seek to partner with other organizations to have the greatest impact on meeting unmet needs. We strictly follow all IRS guidelines and provide transparency on how your contributions are used

      • Pentagon Federal (PenFed) Credit Union covers the foundation's labor and rental administrative expenses.
      • Support for our programs comes entirely from the private sector. Your support of the Military Heroes Golf Classic, the Night of Heroes Gala and corporations, foundation, military associations and thousands of individuals is what makes it possible to support our nation's heroes.
      • The PenFed Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization; donations are tax deductible.
      • 2012 Program Results


Who We Serve

U.S. Army | U.S. Air Force | U.S. Navy | U.S. Marine Corps | U.S. Coast Guard | U.S. Army Reserve | U.S. Air Force Reserve
U.S. Naval Reserve | U.S. Marine Corps Reserve | U.S. Coast Guard Reserve | Department of Defense
Department of Homeland Security | Army National Guard

The PenFed Foundation is dedicated to assist the men and women and their immediate families in the Department of Defense and Homeland Security. This includes both uniform and non-uniform personnel. Our Military Heroes program provides support to those wounded in the war against terrorism. Given the large numbers of wounded and the long-term nature of their challenges, the government faces budget and logistical problems in meeting their needs. That’s where the foundation steps in to help.

Military personnel and their families face financial stress due to relatively low pay, extended deployments and combat injuries. Payday lenders target those in the military because they have regular paychecks and must pay their bills or risk losing their security clearances. The Asset Recovery Kit (ARK) gives no-interest emergency cash loans and free professional counseling to help solve money problems.

Military families deserve their piece of the American dream. They often cannot purchase a home, which is the cornerstone of this dream, because of the high cost of housing.  The Dream Makers program assists eligible first-time home buyers of modest means who are in the service of our country’s national security.


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