AFFN Military Community Support Program History
Friday, February 1, 2019
John Broda, AFFN President & CEO
The Armed Forces Financial Network (AFFN), in partnership with the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) and the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC), has proudly supported the Fisher House Foundation and the individual Fisher Houses in Germany and the United States for nearly two decades.
The AFFN Military Community Support Program has generously given back to the Troops and their families over $3,602,400.00 in direct support. The AFFN Matching Grant Program is in the sixteenth year of giving at the local military installation and community level by AFFN, AMBA Banks, and DCUC Credit Unions.
Since 2004, AFFN in partnership with AMBA Banks and DCUC Credit Unions, have awarded over 712 grants to support our military and civilian communities on a local level and on a global scale, directly benefiting military service members and their families worldwide.
The other component of the AFFN Military Community Support Program is the AFFN corporate contribution, made on behalf of all AFFN Participating AMBA Banks and DCUC Credit Unions. For the past fifteen years, the AFFN Board of Directors has unanimously approved the corporate contribution in direct support of military families staying at Fisher Houses in Germany and throughout the United States.
Since 2005, 18,138 military families staying at Fisher Houses worldwide have received over $906,900.00 in DeCA Certifichecks (2005, 2006) and AFFN Thank You Cards (2007-2019) from the AFFN Military Community Support Program. Every dollar distributed has proudly assisted military service members, Veterans, and/or Military Family Members for care, comfort, and food while staying at a Fisher House.
Once again, this year AFFN in partnership with the Fisher House Foundation in support of Military Family Members attending the DoD “Warrior Games”. AFFN will donate $50.00 AFFN Thank You Cards for each Hero/Warrior who is traveling to compete; to assist with defraying travel related costs.
The Armed Forces Financial Network® (AFFN®) is an ATM and point-of-sale (POS) network providing the U.S. military community with ready access to their funds through ATM and POS terminals located at or near U.S. military bases worldwide. For more than 30 years, the AFFN has provided service to the military, defense and civilian communities worldwide. www.affn.org