Q&A

How do I determine if I am eligible for a grant?
Download the our Detailed Eligibility Requirements. Click Here.  

Why was the Fallen Patriot Fund established?
The Fallen Patriot Fund was established to provide support to the spouses and children of U.S. military personnel who were killed or seriously injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

Will all the funds be distributed?
The Mark Cuban Foundation will distribute all proceeds less minimal administrative fees paid to third parties. 

Are these donations tax deductible?
The Mark Cuban Foundation has received  501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the IRS. Please consult your tax advisor for further information.

Who will determine who is eligible to receive funds?
The Fallen Patriot Fund was established to provide support to the spouses and children of U.S. military personnel who were killed or seriously injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Within that group, grant recipients will be selected in accordance with criteria established by The Mark Cuban Foundation. Eligibility Requirements.

If I am remaining on active duty despite my injury, am I eligible for a grant?
As the guidelines of the fund are to provide for relief from immediate financial distress , those who are staying on permanent active duty despite their injuries are not eligible for a grant from the fund. Eligibility Requirements.

Where can people make donations?
There are three ways to donate. People can visit any Bank of America banking center throughout the country; visit our website at www.fallenpatriotfund.org and make a donation using a Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card; or mail a donation to The Fallen Patriot Fund c/o Bank of America, P.O. Box 832409, Dallas, Texas 75283-2409. 

What is Bank of America’s involvement?
Bank of America will accept donations throughout its nation-wide franchise of more than 4,200 banking centers. In addition, the bank is waiving all bank-related fees. 

What is the application process for families who want to access these funds?
The Mark Cuban Foundation will proactively contact families. Applications also are available on our website at www.fallenpatriotfund.org or by writing Fallen Patriot Fund, c/o Bank of America Private Bank TX 1-492-19-09, P.O. Box 832409, Dallas, TX 75283-2409.

If someone wants more information, who should they contact?
People should visit our website at www.fallenpatriotfund.org or write Fallen Patriot Fund, c/o Bank of America Private Bank TX 1-492-19-09, P.O. Box 832409, Dallas, TX 75283-2409.

Are there any restrictions being placed on how the funds can be spent? 
The goal is to relieve the financial pressures that come with losing a spouse or parent. The money will be distributed initially to reduce or resolve immediate needs. 

How and when will the funds be disbursed?
We will begin distributing funds based on need within weeks of the first receipt. Funds will be distributed directly to the families, or in some cases we will pay an obligation of the family, such as a mortgage payment or utility bill directly to speed up the process.


How can I obtain a copy of the Funds Tax Returns?
The Fallen Patriot Funds Tax Return is Available Here.