Who We Are
The Innocent Lives Foundation started with the desire to make a positive impact on behalf of children. Our Executive Director, Chris Hadnagy, in connection with work that he was doing for his company Social-Engineer, LLC, had the opportunity to work on a few cases that helped track and capture predators who trafficked children and committed other crimes. Some of these cases hit him very hard. He saw the impact that these crimes had on innocent people, and he wanted to do something about it.
We unmask anonymous online child predators to help bring them to justice.
Chris is a leader in the white hat hacker community, and this community has nearly limitless talents and abilities to locate people anywhere they hide. Chris knew with additional resources he could help many more victims. In addition to his resources in the technology and social engineering industries, he assembled a group that includes Neil Fallon, lead singer of the rock band Clutch, Tim Maloney, a lawyer experienced in forming and representing non-profits and technology based businesses, and Rob Berra, a former military officer now experienced in mapping networks of human traffickers in the United States. What they all had in common was a desire to use their unique talents and networks to address these problems and prevent crimes against future victims – that day The ILF was born.
How We Do It
“There is no greater tragedy than the enslavement of another, to consider this happens to children in our own country is abhorrent to the nth degree. What Innocent Lives Foundation is committed to is something we should all be committed to, freeing children from this horrific crime. Thank you ILF for making the world a better place.”James ChitwoodFlashlight
“I can not bear the thought of children being hurt. I know the folks who run ILF and I wanted to help... I am compelled to help.”Anonymous DonorBeacon
“When I think about children being exploited, hurt or humilated I get angry. I want to support a group of security professionals that can help save even just one child. Thank you!”Anonymous DonorFlashlight
“United by a passion of justice and technology...we will find you, expose you, and put you away...”Anonymous DonorFlashlight
“Personal motivation to donate was related to the fact that we live in a gray world where sometimes its hard to find a clear right and wrong. Human trafficking and child exploitation is one of the issues where there is a clear right and wrong. There is no gray area. I have a great respect and thankfulness for organizations and individuals that actually do something about this evil. Keep up the good work ILF!”Anonymous DonorFlare
“I support ILF to attack a serious problem I feel does not get enough attention. The skills required to properly cut into these issues are typically not covered by standard law enforcement agencies. Only a specialized group such as this with world-class resources can truly put an end to it.”Richard O.Flashlight
“I wanted to make a difference.”rdowdFlashlight
“I supported ILF because I was abused as a child and I know how horrible it can affect a child.”Yvette HirthFlashlight
“What ILF is doing here is one of the most important missions that we can do. Hackers have a unique ability to fight evil and work to keep children safe. I’m a huge fan of ILF’s mission, its results, and the need and desire to do everything we possibly can in this earth to protect the innocent and helpless.”David Kennedy, CEO TrustedSecSearch Light
“I donated because I have kids and am appalled at how low people will go to prey on them. I can't imagine any child in this situation - especially my own. Kids need to be kids as long as possible.”Jason S.Flashlight
“I am so proud of your efforts to put an end to this ugly problem, Neil! Wish I could give more.”Elaine SignoriniFlashlight
“It's all about protecting the children!!”Anonymous DonorFlashlight
“Neil, you are an inspiration. Thank you. Thank you.”Anonymous DonorFlashlight
“I am so happy to help any way I can. Keep up the good work, Neil.”Ross GorinsonFlashlight
“If only one child can be saved this would be a life time achievement. Thank you Neil.”Anonymous DonorFlashlight
“Thank you for your work.”Carol F PuderFlashlight
“Thank you Neil for bringing awareness to this cause! If making this contribution is a part in helping end this, then I'm glad to have helped.”Lindsay MaussFlashlight
“I was at DefCon when Chris spoke to the room about the organization, the story behind its genesis, the team that had been assembled, their mission and the challenges they faced. As I shared the story with my peers - we all felt that what was being started here filled a gap that we've felt very much needed filling....putting together the right people to fight a very worthwhile and challenging fight....with the appropriate coordination and engagement of established authorities to make it successful. Why am I donating? Because this is an amazing effort to support....and because I can.... I'd encourage anyone who can to do the same.”Erich ‘MilkMan Dan’ MuellerFlare
“Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute. Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.”Psalm 82:3-4 – Sarah Joy AlbrechtFlare
“The topic of child abuse is something my wife and I care a great deal about. We want to help in any way we can.”Kyle Antoszewski & Kortnie AllenFlare
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We are a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations, no matter what amount, help us continue our mission. Donations help go towards resources, tools and manpower to help bring online child predators to justice.