Israeli Military & Secret Services Orphans' Organization was founded in 2000. The Association is a non- profitable organization, acknowledged by the charity secretary, with its goal to bring support and assistance to more than 9,236 military orphans. All its activities are carried out voluntarily by military orphans, and bear no government support. In 2004 the association received tax relief approval (section 46 of the tax law).
The Organization was originally founded due to ample data that kept emerging from the "field" through the orphans themselves. This data attested to a lot of misunderstanding and lack of attendance to their specific needs and distress, to an ongoing discrimination of this population in relation to other members of bereaved families (widows and parents) and to the urgent need for a proper and decent representation for the IDF orphan population as such by an independent organization which is solely involved and which specializes in this field.