The Independence Fund’s mission is to empower our severely wounded veterans and their caregivers to take control of their lives. We provide the resources and tools that enable veterans to work through their physical, mental and emotional wounds and regain their independence.
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Year That The Independence Fund Was Founded


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All-terrain Wheelchairs Provided to Wounded Veterans in 2016


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Total # of All-terrain Wheelchairs Provided to Wounded Veterans


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Total Number of Veterans and Caregivers Assisted Through Our Programs


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Veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have been severely wounded are our greatest heroes. We believe we owe it to our veterans to provide the resources they need to move forward and build a strong foundation toward lasting physical and emotional healing in order to reestablish their independence.

How we can help


Many severely wounded veterans have lost the ability to experience activities they previously enjoyed – from hunting and fishing to simply going outside in their backyards. Wounded veterans who use The Independence Fund’s all-terrain mobility devices are ensured a better future and improved quality of life because they regain the ability to do the things they love.

Since 2007, we have provided all-terrain devices to 1,751 wounded veterans. Our goal this year is to deliver these life changing devices to another 250 of our Nation's heroes. We have an extensive wait list and we need your help.

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I got the mobility device and it was instantly a game-changer. I was able to go outside and play with my dogs, play with my daughter out in the backyard. Even delivered cookies to our neighbors in the middle of a snowstorm.”

-Michael Verardo

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The Independence Fund serves the heroes behind the heroes: the caregivers who work tirelessly to support wounded veterans day-in and day-out.

Through a variety of programs and resources, we give spouses, children, friends and other caregivers the means to build strong networks and receive the emotional and physical support they need.

Caregiver Program

It's been a struggle; it's been hard. No one gives you a handbook, that's for sure. The Independence Fund has caregiver programs and retreats to connect with other caregivers and to bounce ideas off each other about how to make it through the day."

- Carrie Stead

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