Funded entirely by donations from the public, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund has provided nearly $150 million to the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund was begun in 2000 and established as a not-for-profit organization in 2003. By 2005, the Fund had provided nearly $20 million to families of the U.S. and British military personnel lost in performance of their duty, mostly in service to Iraq and Afghanistan. Legislation passed in 2005 substantially increased the benefits granted to these families, so the Fund began to focus on providing benefits to the severely injured.
The organization constructed the Center for the Intrepid, a state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation center at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Military personnel and veterans who have been severely injured receive rehabilitation services in modern indoor and outdoor facilities.
The Fund then built the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), a facility in Bethesda, Maryland that provides the most advanced services for diagnostics, initial treatment and other services related to traumatic brain injury among military personnel and veterans. The Fund is currently working toward the construction of nine NICoE satellite centers at military bases across the country.
To learn more about the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and how you can help support its mission of providing assistance to fallen heroes, call
800.340.HERO, email at
or visit fallenheroesfund.org.