The H E R O Foundation, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit organization registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 24, 1988. The history of the Foundation dates back to the administration of the late President Corazon C. Aquino who gave recognition to dead/fallen soldiers and assistance to their grieving families, but only for those based in NCR. The then Chief of Staff Gen Renato S. De Villa advocated for equal treatment and benefits to all families of fallen/incapacitated soldiers even in other regions, and this led to the establishment of the Hero Foundation. It is an operating/ organization. Its main office is located at number Rm. 203, 2nd Floor, AFPGIC Bldg. EDSA corner B. Serrano Street, Quezon City. The foundation has a regular staff of 6, and 15 members of the Board of Trustees.
It was first certified for 3 years on March 3, 2005 and which ended on March 2, 2008. First renewal was certified for 3 years on May 20, 2010 and which ended on April 29, 2013.
Its purposes, among others, are “to provide educational assistance in the form of stipends to children and dependent siblings of Filipino soldiers killed in action (KIA) or totally incapacitated while in line of duty and to help these children obtain a college or university degree, or a certificate in a vocational course, in order to give them a competitive chance in finding good and decent jobs or profession. This will in turn provide them a better opportunity to help their families and become productive members of our society”. The Foundation’s programs now focus on Educational Assistance to the dependents of soldiers killed in action in the Country.