Get to Know Us
At The USAA Educational Foundation, our mission is to lead and inspire actions that improve financial readiness for the military community.
We offer an extensive library of free resources to educate and empower people with information that can amplify their financial opportunities and enhance quality of life.
We understand military life
Our team of financial experts have advanced credentials and ties to the military community. We understand military life and are passionate about helping Service members, veterans, and their families.
We’re here for you anytime, anywhere
We offer on-demand learning resources like calculators, videos, guides, and checklists that you can access 24/7, from anywhere in the world.
We’re in it for the long haul
From your first assignment through deployments, relocations, and beyond, we have intel to help you address financial challenges, make smart money moves, understand benefits, and invest wisely at any stage of military life.
We’re not selling anything
As part of our mission to provide trustworthy and unbiased information, we never reference, endorse, or sell any commercial product or service. Our resources are always objective and free for the military community.
Since 1986, The USAA Educational Foundation has served the military community by helping service members and their families become informed financial decision-makers through every life stage.
USAA, the founder and sponsor of The USAA Educational Foundation, is a San Antonio, Texas-based financial services company that provides auto, homeowners, and life insurance products and, banking and investment services.
While USAA is our sponsor, The USAA Educational Foundation does not endorse or promote any commercial supplier, products, or services.
The Educational Foundation is sponsored by USAA, and while both organizations serve the military community, the Foundation acts as a separate organization. It has oversight from an independent board of leaders that serve the military and their families, regardless of USAA membership.
Our Foundation does not make grants, rather it serves its philanthropic mission by providing free financial education materials tailored to the military community. To learn more about our partners, check out our alliances.
Through alliances with leading organizations serving the military community, we’re able to help more families forge a path toward financial readiness.
Over half a million high school students worldwide are enrolled in Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) programs, focusing on leadership, physical fitness, citizenship, and teamwork. These traits all come together in the Joint Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB), a national program of the College Options Foundation. The USAA Educational Foundation is proud to support this competition of some of our nation’s best and brightest students through comprehensive study materials highlighting questions on the basics of personal finance.
There are 5.5M military and veteran caregivers in our nation and financial stability is a big concern as they manage the household finances for their loved ones. We are proud to partner with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to build financial education resources informed by these hidden heroes and the expertise of both Foundations to make a difference in their financial and caregiving work. Stay tuned, we expect these resources to be launched in early 2024.
Financial instability is among the leading causes of suicide amongst the military and veteran community. USAAEF is proud to be a part of the coalition of leading companies and nonprofits called Face the Fight™ tackling these challenges head on. Through this effort there are treatment and prevention programs led by deep research and dynamic modeling designed for the military and veteran community.
MilMoneyCon’s mission is to bring service members, veterans, and military spouses together to build and progress their careers, continue their education, and grow as practicing or rising financial professionals. We are proud to support members of the military community through competitive scholarships.
We’ve developed the Command Your Finances ™ Course that prepares students in the Corps of Cadets for sound financial readiness well before graduation, and helps them establish themselves as financially savvy leaders when they enter military service.
Our gift to the Texas A&M Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, provides a dedicated professor teaching the three-credit hour course. The class follows a unique Learn-Act-Lead model and seeks to set the standard for financial readiness in educational institutions across the country.
As a gift to the United States Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association, a 501(c)(3) public charity, a finance instructor helps develop financial readiness for the next generation of Coast Guard leaders. Through teaching and empowering financial leadership, cadets are better prepared to be effective officers. With opportunities for cadets from all majors, a one-hour and three-hour course help military leaders make better financial decisions, counsel others about financial topics and build financial resilience in uncertain times.