Founded in 2007, The Independence Fund is committed to serving the Warfighter Community by providing innovative programs and services to support the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual independence of our servicemembers, combat Veterans, their Caregivers, families, and those Allies who served in combat alongside our troops, through innovative mobility and adaptive technologies and therapies for combat Veterans; suicide prevention; caregiver and family support; and Veteran advocacy with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, other government agencies, federal and state legislators, and other partners.
Our CEO, Sarah Verardo, was appointed in 2017. Under her leadership, The Independence Fund has been a stalwart in financial stewardship, donor integrity, and transparency.
As a Caregiver to her husband, a catastrophically wounded Veteran, Sarah knows firsthand the challenges faced by Veterans and their loved ones and strives to lead the organization with the compassion, care, and sense of empowerment this community of heroes deserves.
Learn more about The Independence Fund's financial stewardship, programs, and staff. We are proud of our 100 rating on Charity Navigator and invite you to learn more.
We are always available to answer your questions and look forward to strengthening the Veteran community together!
The Independence Fund's hallmark Mobility program provides Veterans with equipment, like all-terrain trackchairs, as well as opportunities to take back their physical independence.
The Independence Fund serves the Caregivers of our nation’s heroes by providing resources, opportunities for respite, community, and connection peer-to-peer support and empowerment.
Supporting a Veteran’s entire family is the best path towards full independence. Our Family program provides opportunities to engage in specialized activities alongside their peers.
The battle doesn't end for Veterans returning home with scars of war. The Independence Fund’s Advocacy team fights on Capitol Hill to ensure the ongoing needs of Veterans are met.
The Independence Fund has always believed in fairness and equality for all Veterans and families irrespective of race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation, and we will continue to uphold these American values.
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Your donation gives Veterans, their families, and Caregivers a better SHOT toward independence.