Apply for Assistance

To all of our veterans and service members who have applied for the PenFed Foundation COVID19 emergency assistance program: The initial response to our program has been overwhelming with over 6000 applications in 4 days.  We appreciate your patience as we work through your applications and give each of them close attention.  We are doing our best to prioritize the most urgent needs that fall within the scope of our program.  Your combined requests exceed our current financial resources but we will award every dollar we have for this program and ask for more from our donors.

Thank you for sharing your needs with us. In addition to deploying our emergency financial assistance, it enables us to advocate on your behalf with the military leadership, with Veterans Service Organizations and donors. We will amplify your needs in this process to help you maintain or realize financial stability through this very trying time.

Click here for a list of emergency resources available to veterans and the military community:

Military Heroes Fund

COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Program

What We Support

The COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Program was created to provide financial assistance to all Veterans, Active Duty, Reserves and National Guard who are experiencing a financial setback due to the negative economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation is prioritizing assistance to those who have lost their primary/only income or have an increased financial burden as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant amount will support 1 month of payment up to $1500 in the following areas:

  • Rent
  • Mortgage
  • Auto Loan/Lease
  • Utilities (Electric, Water, Heat)

All checks will be sent directly to the creditor or landlord after the grant is approved. The Foundation can only support one emergency financial request per household.

What You’ll Need

  • DD214 or LES
  • A bill or statement for the requested expense
  • An explanation of how the financial setback is related to the COVID-19 pandemic (for example, loss of job due to quarantine and/or public health policies)

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this program you must be in one of the following categories:

  • A Veteran that has been honorably discharged
  • A current active-duty service member
  • Currently active in the Reserves
  • Currently active in the National Guard