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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Federated Giving Programs, Philanthropy

Mission: Independent charities of america receives funds from workplace payroll deduction fund drives for distribution to member agencies.

Programs: The federations primary purpose is to screen and certify charities that meet standards for inclusion in corporate and government workplace charitable fund drives and to act as the central representative and fiscal agent in those drives, thereby reducing fund raising costs for both the charities and contributors. These expenses relate to distributions to five hundred eighty-three member agencies from amounts collected through the campaign.

to provide telephone, print and web-based education and information services for contributors to use in gift-making decisions; to train charities on how to serve workplace contributors; to provide logistical support to fund drive organizers; to open new workplace fund drives; and to provide necessary management and fiscal services.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3

Client Served

Rating: 4

ICA allows me to separate my financial planning from my charitable giving. I put money in my account when it's convenient, and they distribute it according to my instructions whenever I request that a donation be sent. Essentially, they give me (with my relatively limited resources) the same kind of capabilities that a large foundation has.

They are professional and helpful. The only downsides I've experienced:
-it now takes up to two weeks for a donation to be processed and sent (it used to be within a few days).
-there's no mechanism for electronic transfer from my bank account to the ICA personal foundation.
-the donation processing web interface is a little dated, and not as efficient as it could be.

In terms of the value and quality of service they provide, this is a five-star operation. It's just those minor points that kept me from giving it the full five.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 3

BACK GROUND
Care Community Education Centre is a non profit organization established in 2008 by Ajaga Innocent as a vision bearer supporting orphaned and war victim children in Odropi Village, Charanga parish, Yumbe Town Council Yumbe District Northern Uganda.

The sub-region of Northern Uganda where the project is located has suffered a series of political instability since 1977 during Amin Dada’s regime. From 1987 up to 2007 came the kony bush war, which caused a lot of destruction of property and lose of Human life, and the major economic activities. Thus created poor condition of living for the people and dozens of orphaned and war victim children.

Having looked at the plight of the expanding Number of orphans and war victims, my family and I stated extending a helping hand to 36 orphans in form of 1 meal a day. After 2 years from the little income from our gardens I was able to donate a few scholastic materials to some orphans and war victims going to near by primary schools.
Within one (1) year I was over whelmed by the increasing number of orphans that requires more support.

It’s against such a back ground that I began looking for financial support from international donor agencies to enable these children get education, medication, material help and thus become better citizen in the future.




Review from Guidestar