Welcome to the PenFed Foundation Application Portal 

Current Foundation programs are listed on the Foundation website.  If you are an authorized program partner and are nominating someone for a grant or are applying for a project support grant for an organization please follow the registration directions below to start an application.

The  Emergency Financial Assistance, Caregivers Program, and Dream Makers programs have closed.  The Foundation does not currently have programs beneficiaries can apply for directly.   

For questions please email foundationinfo@penfed.org.

Registration Directions:

If this is your first time logging into the SMApply application system you will need to register as a user (see button in upper right hand corner)  Do not use Facebook, Twitter, or Google to log in. Do not forget to review and submit your application.  

 About Us:

The PenFed Foundation is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2001 that is committed to helping members of our military community secure their financial future.  Its mission is to provide service members, veterans, and their families and support networks with the skills and resources they need to build a strong financial future.  

Affiliated with PenFed Credit Union, we work to ensure that those who selflessly devote their lives to defend our country have the resources they need for a secure financial future. 

We strictly follow all IRS guidelines and provide transparency on how your contributions are used:

  • PenFed Credit Union funds the PenFed Foundation's personnel and most operational costs, demonstrating its strong commitment to the programs we provide.
  • Support for our programs come from both private and corporate donations.
  • The PenFed Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization; donations are tax deductible.



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