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Independent Charities Of America

Rating: 3.5 stars   2 reviews 587

Nonprofit Issues:

Philanthropy

Address:

1100 Larkspur Landing Circle Suite 3430 Larkspur CA 94939 USA

Mission:

ICA was incorporated in 1988 by a group of contributors who wanted to have more choice in giving at their workplace. Over the years, we have expanded our services to include Internet giving, providing everyone with the opportunity to select a certified charity from a broad range of services. Donors can feel at ease giving to a member charity of ICA, knowing that our members are screened annually to ensure that they meet the highest standards of substantive program services, management and fiscal responsibility. ICA is managed by a volunteer board of directors. ICA is all about choice in giving. We guarantee that contributors' gifts will go to the specific individual charities they choose - and, ICA is inclusive, accepting charities from every corner of the philanthropic spectrum, providing that they meet our rigorous eligibility standards. By contributing, you become part of the new way that America gives.

Programs:

As a federation, Independent Charities of America assists human health and welfare charitable organizations in workplace campaigns (including State/local and private sector campaigns). We provide access, administration, marketing and fiscal agent services.

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Rating: 4 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 3 stars  

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.




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be greatful thank the donors for their support

 
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