Disaster Relief Fund

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the PenFed Foundation have partnered to support VA employees and Veterans who have been affected by a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Declared Disaster. Eligible VA employees and Veterans may apply for a $500 grant if they experienced damage to their primary home that they own for the reimbursement of home repairs or hardship expenses.


Get Involved

Contribute to support the disaster relief fund

98% of contributions go to fund grants given to VA employees and Veterans.

Check contributions can be sent to:

PenFed Foundation
Attn: Disaster Relief Fund
2930 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314


What information do I need to apply for a grant?

Current VA employees and Veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have experienced damage to their primary home that they own due to a FEMA-declared disaster.

  • Proof of eligibility.
    VA employees must upload a copy of their latest leave and earning statement. Veterans must upload a copy of their DD214.
  • Proof of ownership.
    Please upload your monthly mortgage statement or property tax bill.

  • Name of disaster and date of damage.
    Applications must be received within 6 months of the date of damage.
  • Photograph of the damage.
    Upload photographic evidence of damage caused by the disaster to your primary residence. 

The PenFed Foundation will respond to your application within 10 days. During high volume times, response time may take longer. Grants are available on a first come first serve basis and depend upon fund availability.