Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund do?

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) has constructed a series of twelve major treatment centers at military bases nationwide wherein advanced care is provided for traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, and other severe injuries suffered by American military personnel. Upon completion of construction, ownership of each center was transferred to the Department of Defense, which is responsible for the centers’ staffing and ongoing operations. Now, IFHF provides ongoing support for these centers to assist with additional needs important to patient care. All funding comes from donations from the American public. This program’s goal is to ensure that our nation’s wounded heroes in uniform receive the best possible treatment allowing them to enjoy a full and productive life.

Does IFHF provide grants or individual financial support to military personnel?

IFHF does not provide grants or other payments to individuals or organizations. IFHF’s sole program is funding treatment centers for military personnel suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress and other severe injuries. IFHF’s initial program involved providing grants to families of military personnel lost in performance of their duty; however, in 2005 the federal government substantially increased its support for these families, and IFHF shifted its mission to supporting our nation’s wounded heroes. More information on the previous grant program can be found here.

What centers has IFHF built and where are they located?

2007Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX

2010National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD

2013-2023Intrepid Spirit Centers
2013 – Fort Belvoir, VA
2013 – Camp Lejeune, NC
2014 – Fort Campbell, KY
2016 – Fort Liberty, NC
2016 – Fort Cavazos, TX
2018 – Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
2018 – Camp Pendleton, CA
2020 – Eglin Air Force Base, FL
2022 – Fort Carson, CO
2024 – Fort Bliss, TX (opening summer 2024)

Isn’t the Department of Defense responsible for operating the centers once they are built?

While the DoD is responsible for operating and maintaining these centers once IFHF builds them, additional needs arise that may be outside of the DoD budget. For example, IFHF can provide funding for additional staff, ongoing research and purchase new and sometimes experimental equipment that can help in treatment, while also replacing and updating existing equipment. While the DoD is also continuously upgrading these centers, as a private non-profit organization, IFHF is able to provide support quickly and more effectively than the government, due to the support of our many generous donors.

Is the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund a non-profit?

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a nonprofit organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Is my contribution deductible?

All contributions to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Will I receive an acknowledgement letter for my donation?

Yes. All donations are acknowledged to the contributor.

What is the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund’s Federal Tax Identification Number?

The Federal ID number is 20-0366717

Can I donate to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund through The Combined Federal Campaign?

Yes! We are listed as the Armed Forces Family Survivors Fund (CFC ID# 11333)

Can I donate stock to IFHF? What donor value will I receive for my donated stock?

Stock can be donated to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and all wiring instructions can be found here.  Your donor acknowledgement letter will show the average high and low values of your stock on the day that it is received in our account.

Can I donate my used vehicle to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund?

From coast to coast, IFHF is able to accept donated cars, trucks, SUVs, RVs, boats, motorcycles and even airplanes through the CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) program. Pickup is free and easy.

Call (866) 398-GIVE(4483) or submit the secure online form HERE.

All vehicle donations are tax-deductible!

How can I get my employer to match my donation?

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions donated by their employees. To determine if your company has a matching gift policy, click here.

Is there a local chapter that my group can volunteer at or that can attend my event?

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is headquartered in New York City and does not have local chapters in other areas. IFHF’s efforts are focused solely on providing support for our network of centers, therefore, regional offices are not needed.

Where can I find your Financial Statements / 501(c)(3) Letter / Financial Statements / Form 990 / Annual Report?

These documents can be found directly on our Donate page or at the following link.

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