Ways to Give


The services FCEF provides would not be possible without support from public donations.  By contributing, you can help FCEF fulfill its mission and expand its services.  FCEF is passionate about helping others succeed, and we hope that you will be as passionate about helping FCEF succeed by making generous, ongoing contributions.

Contributions may be designated for specific areas of programming, or may be used for general operations.  Follow these links for more information about FCEF’s Financial Education or Scholarships programs.

Additionally, FCEF manages several endowed scholarships.  If you would like to donate specifically to one of the endowed scholarships, please go to our Scholarships page, scroll down to and click on the the name of the endowment, and follow the donation directions at the bottom of the endowment’s page.  If you would like to establish an endowment, please go to our Scholarships page and scroll down to read the “Establishing an Annually-Funded Named Endowment/Scholarship” section. 

Pay through PayPal or Recurring Donation
  • To make a one-time donation, click on the donate button below.  (Use your “tab” key to move from field to field on each PayPal page.)
    Your donation will be made through PayPal; you don’t need a PayPal account to donate to FCEF
    If you would like to designate your donation for a particular FCEF program, please indicate the program in the “Add special instructions to the seller” field on the payment review page.
    The transaction will appear on your credit card statement as “PayPal *FCEF”.

Bank draft from First Command Bank account

If you have a First Command Bank account, you can make a donation directly from your account. Please click here to download our General Donation form.

By mail

If you would like to mail a donation to us, please click here to download our General Donation form.

Please make checks payable to:

First Command Educational Foundation
1 FirstComm Plaza
Fort Worth, TX 76109-4999

Matching gift

Employee-matching is a wonderful way for donors to maximize their charitable giving!  Check whether your employer will match your donation by calling your human resources department to verify who manages your company’s matching program.

Non-cash gifts

Gifts of publicly traded, appreciated securities to First Command Educational Foundation could create outstanding gift and tax benefits for you.  Please contact FCEF for further information.
This information is not intended as legal or financial advice. Donors should consult with their accountants and financial advisors to ensure gifts of stock suit their financial plans and are in line with current state and federal tax laws regarding charitable gifts.

First Command Financial Services

First Command Financial Services Financial Advisors and Home Office employees may donate directly to FCEF.

Donor Bill of Rights

At FCEF, we recognize that transparency and disclosure of pertinent information to our donors must be paramount in our fundraising practices.  FCEF abides by the Donor Bill of Rights created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and other philanthropic organizations.

Contact FCEF

Please click here for information to help you contact FCEF and our staff members.