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Twin Towers Orphan Fund, founded on Sept. 12, 2001, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public benefit organization, Fed. Tax ID# 57-1197371.

All donations are fully
tax-deductible.
Rebuilding futures, one child at a time.
About TTOF ~ Mission
The mission of the Twin Towers Orphan Fund is to help mitigate the damage caused by the terrorist acts of September 11 by ensuring the children of the victims have as normal a life as possible. To do so, the TTOF provides long-term higher educational assistance and helps meet mental and physical health care needs for children who lost a parent in the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, or onboard the four downed airliners.

Via individual Sec. 529 Higher Educational Saving Accounts funded in the names of the child beneficiaries, as well as general program funds, the TTOF helps to provide:
  • tuition assistance, room and board support, books and supplies and other educational expenses to enrolled students at accredited two- and four-year colleges and universities and recognized trade schools.

  • reimbursements for approved and nationally recognized health care insurance programs, including premiums, co-pays and deductibles, where applicable, for children under the age of 18, or to age 22 if continually enrolled in institutions of higher learning.

  • supplemental long-term mental heathcare assistance by providing reimbursements for individual and group counseling and other means available and approved by the TTOF.

  • funding for other charitable organizations that offer direct services benefiting mental and physical health care, scholastic tutoring for college bound children and other activities deemed beneficial for the long-term well being of enrolled children.


TTOF began its long-term efforts by ensuring 100 percent of all donations were used for the benefit of the children. During its first seven months, the TTOF administrative overhead was borne from the pockets of its dedicated co-founders and by monies donated specifically for administration. Beginning in the 2nd quarter of 2002, TTOF implemented a 90 percent model where 10 percent of donations will be used for ongoing program expansion, administrative overhead and fundraising efforts. Still well below the 25 - 35 percent that most national charities require to cover these same costs, TTOF will continue this effort to ensure the children receive as much assistance as possible.

Values and Guiding Principles
If you know of a child who lost a parent on September 11, 2001, please register with Twin Towers Orphan Fund. This will help TTOF identify and qualify those children who are in most need of our help -- now and in the future.

TTOF provides higher educational assistance, as well as physical and mental health care assistance to the children who lost parents on September 11, 2001.

"This has been a time of change for me and Megan, Kyle and Sean, as all of us continue to adjust to life without Kevin. The children experience issues related to the loss of their father, from sleeplessness to sadness and anxiety, but these are intertwined with many joyful times as well. We remember Kevin and his positive effect on our lives; I know he would be proud of us and of everyone supporting us. We thank you; you have been a tremendous help." Lori C.