First Command Educational Foundation (FCEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to improving financial readiness through education and scholarship opportunities. FCEF has been providing its services since 1983.

FCEF’s primary focus is on programs and resources for America’s military servicemembers and civilian federal employees, and their families. Our services also extend to schools and community organizations who share the values and aspirations of our core constituents.

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FCEF’s 13th Annual Golf Tournament will be held Friday, September 25, 2020, at the The Golf Club Fossil Creek.

Please mark your calendars for a wonderful day of golf,camaraderie, and support for FCEF.

Click here to visit the Fundraising Special Events web page for more information.

To access the complete fillable form package (CEO letter, team/player registration, prize donation, and event sponsor) click here.

Praise for Money Matters Online

We recently received a note from a teacher at IDEA Quest College Preparatory in Edinburgh, Texas, who is one of our Money Matters Online instructors.

Among her comments, she said “First of all, thank you for having this online resource for personal finance classes. My high school students have been learning for two years with this program. It has definitely challenged their thinking about money matters.”

We appreciate your support and comments, Maria.

If you have comments or suggestions for Money Matters Online, please submit them to

Federal Civilian Employee Scholarship Program

FCEF will accept applications from March 1, 2020, to April 15, 2020, for this program.

Click here for eligibility criteria, the application, and more information about this program.

Military Families Fall Behind In Financial Readiness Test

First Command Financial Service’s research findings on the financial readiness of career military families are featured in a national news story by Financial Advisor Magazine. Titled “Military Families Fall Behind In Financial Readiness Test,” the article features results of the sixth annual financial readiness test and survey recently conducted through the First Command Financial Behaviors Index® and in partnership with First Command Educational Foundation. This story emphasizes the importance of financial knowledge and understanding as military families prepare for the Blended Retirement System. The article is available here.


FCEF Event Calendar

Click here to view the FCEF Event Calendar.  This calendar includes financial readiness presentations being conducted nationwide, official staff visits, board of directors meetings, fundraising events, and other scheduled items. For more information about our financial presentations, or to schedule a presentation in your area, please contact FCEF at or 817-569-2940.