The Independence Fund
The Independence Fund's mission is to empower our severely wounded Veterans and their Caregivers to take control of their lives.
Founded in 2007, The Independence Fund is committed to empowering our nation’s catastrophically wounded, injured, or ill Veterans to overcome physical, mental, and emotional wounds incurred in the line of duty. We are dedicated to improving the lives of both our Veterans and their families. Through our Mobility, Caregiver, Advocacy, Casework, Operation RESILIENCY, Independence@Home and Family programs, The Independence Fund strives to bridge the gap of unmet needs for Veterans and their Caregivers.
We provide the resources and tools that enable Veterans to regain their independence, and fight for their ability to sustain it. The Independence fund assists severely wounded Veterans of any era, Caregivers, and the entire wounded Veteran family. The whole family approach allows for the best chance at sustained success in the Veteran's recovery.
Many severely wounded Veterans have lost the ability to experience activities they previously enjoyed. Veterans who use our all-terrain mobility devices regain the ability to do the things they love, transforming their lives toward a better future.
By inviting Veterans to participate in sporting events, providing funding for adaptive equipment, and granting funds for Veteran adaptive sports organizations, our Adaptive Sports Program gives Veterans the opportunity to improve their well-being.
The Independence Fund serves the heroes behind the heroes: the Caregivers who work tirelessly to support wounded Veterans day-in and day-out. We give Caregivers the means to build strong networks and receive the support they need.
For Veterans returning with the scars of war, the fight doesn’t end upon their arrival home. Unfortunately, some of the biggest battles are with the very institutions who are supposed to be on their side. We are fighting for those who fought for us!
Heroes at Home
Our Family Program, called Heroes at Home, provides assistance to the families of catastrophically wounded, ill, and injured Veterans, through great experiences and a much deserved break from the typically 24/7 lasting effects of war.
Together, The Independence Fund and the VA are combating Veteran suicide and reuniting these Veterans with independence. The goal is to ensure the unit that experiences the battle together, experiences healing together.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Independence Fund launched Independence@Home, an emergency program to financially support catastrophically-disabled Veterans, Caregivers, and their families. We assist our Heroes with emergent coronavirus-related costs like mortgage/rent, utilities, childcare, transportation services, home WiFi services, household cleaning and upkeep, grocery and medical product delivery and streaming services for work and learning.