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Causes: International, International Development, Philanthropy, Private Independent Foundations

Mission: International Children's Fund's mission is to minister to the physical as well as the spiritual needs of desperately poor children and their families, worldwide - just as Jesus ministered to the multitudes.

Results: During 2018, more than 99% of our total expenses were for program services and less than 0.1% went to management and administration. Charity Navigator, the premier independent charity evaluator, awarded ICF the highest rating (Four Stars) for exceptional financial health and excellent fiscal management. https://www.facebook.com/ICFaid?ref=aymt_homepage_panel http://twitter.com/#!/ICF_USA

Target demographics: provide humanitarian aid to desperately poor children and their families throughout the world.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 7 missions in 3 African countries and provided more than $57 million dollars worth of life-saving food, clothing and medicine

Geographic areas served: Africa, India and the U.S.

Programs: We provide food, clothing, medicine and programs that create local skills or capabilities towards self-sufficiency.

Community Stories

88 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Pastor Peterson Kasharu

Client Served

Rating: 5

International Children's Fund supports our life saving, community transforming projects here in Uganda.We care for 1,005 children in rural Uganda, meet their daily needs, from Food, Clothing, medicines and Education.We could not bring Safe drinking water to rural communities here in Uganda without ICFaid's Help. We have also given out treated mosquito nets to needy village people, to Stop malariaThank you all that give at www.ICFaid.Org

Ryan W.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

International Children's Fund is one of the most legitimate non-profits out there. No corporate nonsense, nearly all of the donations go to the people who need it. I know that the president has taken a $0 salary many times to ensure the organization can continue to do what it does.

They work in country with partners there, and they support their local economies. Brilliant.

Writer

Client Served

Rating: 5

Client : Pastor Ralph A.Gelego . I have known this nonprofit christian organization for more than two (2) decades and has proven and demonstrated to be a sincere one. This nonprofit have continuously remain a major source of support the orphanage that is (My Brother's Keeper Orphanage, here in Liberia . Any one can rely and be certain that your donations in Cash or Kind towards this nonprofit will meet the required and expected goals : provide food supplies, materials ,Cash, buildings, vehicles, medicines, educational supplies ,water etc etc....
Thank you icfaid and may God bless and keep you also safe from COVI-19 .

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am writing on behalf of My Brother's Keeper Orphanage ,a charitable non-governmental ,non-profit organization . My name is Ralph Gelego and presently my wife and are share similar burden for children suffering many abuses and even at the extreme of loosing their lives . We The orphanage have enormously receive a true brotherly Love first from INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FUND USA & Germany and a huge supplies that restore life and hope for many children that were affected due to the prolong civil war in war torn Liberia. This west African state left many children ORPHANS and the lack of basic needs . ICFaid is a RESCUE group that deserves been rated a five STAR nonprofit . With icfaid help, lives have become meaningful and human dignity is an accomplishment . MBK is not the only group that is assisted but the poorest of the poor also are also reached with food, blankets , mosquitoes nets, safe drinking water and the list goes on and on............. I therefore nominate icfaid for this award on behalf of My Brother's Keeper Orphanage and the people of the Republic of Liberia .

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ICF is the best nonprofit organization I have ever known. The minister Dr. David Bruenning is the most prime example of a humble man. The videos that are provided of the results of donating are breathtaking. When I was younger, I donated my bike that I outgrew to this charity, and still have the picture of a man that received my bike in Africa smiling from ear to ear! God bless and keep up the amazing work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have visited ICF headquarters many times in Neenah Wisconsin. The amount of aid that they provide the world is simply insane. Local companies donate and it gets shipped around the world. Dr. David Bruenning has created the best non for profit I have ever seen.

encycloman

Donor

Rating: 5

It is hard to properly rate this organization. I have followed and supported them since they started, and have watched them do more with donated resources than most (if not all). They have maintained a steady resolve to reach people who otherwise would not have been reached, and they help not only the body but the souls of those they touch. I have the utmost confidence an trust, and am amazed that they accomplish so much, without enriching themselves. Wish there were more like this!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

These people really DO have a heart for their mission. They do not try and make themselves rich, but instead try hard to make every donation go as far as possible.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The International Children's Fund is a Christian charity that provides humanitarian aid to desperately poor children and their families in Africa and India. What differentiates this organization from others are the wonderful indigenous pastors who serve as the organization's eyes and caring hands within the villages that it services. It is absolutely committed to be a good steward of its resources and during the last year 99.5% of expenses were for program services (0.5% for administration). Truly an amazing organization...

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great organization!! Doing very important work!! Will have them at the top of my list for donations!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

International Children's Fund it's an established and dedicated ministry. Dr. Bruenning is intricately involved in every aspect of ICF, thus giving this entity HIGH integrity; for I've 40 years.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with ICF for over 40 years. ICF has provided food, clothing, medical supplies, water wells and much more over the past 45 years. These material goods have open doors for the Gospel to be heard by millions. Individuals have also took their own money and time to teach people in third world countries how to use the supplies sent along with solid Biblical teaching. God has blessed ICF for its efforts to spread His Word.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

International Children's Fund is an amazing nonprofit helping the needy all over the world. Providing food, vocational training, education, medical supplies the list goes on and on.

3 Pas. Peter K

Client Served

Rating: 5

"Target to Deworm 10,000 children"

For Over 40 years ICF has been working to help needy children and communities here in Uganda, I Thank International Children's Fund for the continuous support , they help Feed, Cloth and Educate alot of Children across Africa.

Since we Started 'deworming children' from different villages, served over 2,000 dozes of meds for children...

We target to deworm 10,000 children!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What a year 2018 has been!. We bless the Lord for the work accomplished this and much more to be done. Several Clean water wells have been dug , tens of thousands of meals served , Clothed. Recently we embarked on the Jigger eradication Campaign we will be continuing through next year. The Children who we started with all were healed!.
ICF has been agreat friend to us in Uganda for Long, So many Orphan children helped through school, Fed and their communities transformed.

Ending the year 2018, we distributed over 150 Christmas Gift boxes to children from the village. We made their CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, they are so HAPPY.

Am blessed to Partner with this life changing organisation . Thank you Dr. David Bruenning

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3 GCVMI

Client Served

Rating: 5

Here at GCVMI, we are able to do most of what we do because of such a passionate organisation like International Children Fund who stands with us in helping us help our people in so many way. ICF has stood by us in helping us achieve our goals for the nation Liberia.

Many families have been blessed because of International Children's Fund support to us. Safe drinking water have been provided in several communities, food and other relief goods have been distributed to several other communities. Through ICF Support.

2 THOMAS CHAIRMAN

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with international children’s fun for over 20 years I’ve been on the board for probably 10+ these last 20 years have been the highlight of my life and wouldn’t have changed it for anything we have come from a pretty slow process to write up-to-date with all the technology and have capable people to run the show as we’ve improved right up to where we need to be things are going great people are being fed people are being brought to Christ through ministry and they’re being called the gospel is being preached if you checked us out on our website please consider donating after you look at all it’s involved

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been with ICF for over 15 years. It has been some of if not most blessed times of my life volunteering with ICF. The people I work with are/have the best spirit I have ever experienced. The work gets done with enthusium and fun and most of the times, there is never a dull moment. After work is done, the organization treats the volunteers to lunch as a token of appreciation for there support. It is truly, in my opinion one of the few of this kind that gets the most for the least!!! The donors are GREAT and are amazed at what gets done for the little amount of money that is spent for expenses. Truly frugal with their money.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked with ICF since 1975. Throughout the years I have had the opportunity to meet several of our partners and visit them in Africa. God has taken the prayers and efforts of a few and has multiplied them more than we could have dreamed. The young twenty years olds who I met in the 1980's are now serving thousands in their own towns and villages in Africa. It
has been a blessing to see these young men grow in God's service. This has happened only with the support and prayers of many here in the U.S. THANK YOU and God bless all of you who have followed His leading.


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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Christian Community of Brewerville happens to be one of the many Communities affected by the Ebola Virus in Liberia. The effect of the EBOLA Virus has left the community with many single Mothers, Children who were forced to become Orphans and elderly women and men who have to fetch for themselves because they have either lost a family member who was the bread winner; during the Ebola Crisis. There are estimated 225 people living within this Christian Community. The elderly women in the photo, the one on the left is blind and have goiter. She lost her only son during the Ebola crisis; the only son who was caring for her. Items donated were manna pack Rice and potatoes, Mosquito Nets, and feet-wear. Upon receiving the items, the older women extended thank and appreciation to International Children Fund (ICF) for being a blessing to them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

International Children Fund is making great impact here in Liberia and We the Great Commission Victory Ministries International happens to be one of the volunteer organization of the which the ICF send donated goods to; for distribution.

We are witness of great things that is happening in lives of thousands of people whom benefit from the International Children's Fund donated relief goods. Homes have been feed, people have been clothed; villages, health centers, religious center, institutions as well as children, adult, disable people and the less privilege people have in some way benefited.

International Children's Fund relief goods are send directly to us and then we distribute these goods directly to the beneficiaries. It is more of their concern and care towards us that encourage us to go out and help!

Many God Continue to Bless The International Children's Fund

2 Pst. Boakai B.Paasewe

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am Pastor Boakai B. Paasewe ,senior pastor and founder of the Living Word Missions in Sanjanama Cape Mount rural Liberia.We continue to experience great transformation and the difference since we got divinely connected and started partnering with the International Children's Fund.We have a school building that was built by ICF and it is well equip with school supplies and we have trained teachers that are imparting knowledge to hundreds of unprivileged school going children who could not even speak or understand the English language.Today light has come to our county and hope for the future is made possible by the grace of God through the generosity of ICF.Great change and development can be seen physically as we continue benefit the from the water well ,multipurpose building and the boys and girls dormitories for boarding students and Ebola orphans who continue to receive food, clothes, shoes, medical and education supplies from ICF.
You (ICF) have put smiles on the faces of these Ebola orphans as you share the love of God with us in rural Liberia.BIG BIG THANK YOU Dr.David Bruenning and the ICF family.

2 Irene Elizabeth

Donor

Rating: 5

Great charity with great people donating their time to help the less fortunate not only internationally but here in the United States and our own community! 5 star charity where your donations of money go to those in need and not into the pockets of the administrators!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Love this charity! I am very careful about what charities I support. I want the money I give to be used for those who truly need it and not to those in charge . There is too much of that in a lot of charities.
I have seen the warehouse and office that ICF works out of. It is very basic. No frills at all. I have checked on Charity Navigator and was pleased to see almost one hundred percent of what I give goes to those in need. That's what I call a topnotch organization! I not only give money but volunteer when I can.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

A plus organization!

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Donor

Rating: 5

International Children's Fund is our favorite charity. It is one of the few charities that 99% of every donation goes directly to those in need. Lori and Dr. Brunner are amazing. They are loving examples of giving and caring. For many years now, our family puts together over 100 shoebox gifts each year which we deliver to ICF in October. ICF makes sure these gifts are delivered to the poorest of the poor in Africa and Haiti. For many, it will be the first and only gift they will ever receive. We have been to the ICF warehouse and seen first hand how they efficiently collect needed food and other items to be loaded into shipping containers destined to those in need. It is all done with volunteers and donations.

3 Aaron Z.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Full disclosure, this organization was founded by my uncle David Bruenning. I have watched him and his staff work tirelessly to deliver quality, essential items to those who desperately need support. I was able to take a brief tour of their warehouse and office and was blown away by the generosity of those donating items to them and more so by the care taken to make sure each and every shipping crate gets to those who it is intended for. My Uncle Dave is an inspiration to me and to those who serve with him. I know of few other organizations that run so efficiently, ensuring that the maximum amount of donations is spent on relief rather than running the program. Keep up the great work and God Bless!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I feel truly blessed working with International Children's Fund. Through them many have been given a second chance and a life of hope. Many Orphans and orphanages have new and very decent buildings they can call home and school. Food and clothing have been provided and medicines supplied free of charge to hospitals and clinics in several parts of my country, Ghana, even to hinter lands. Deep wells have been dug to provide portable, clean water. by these actions, sicknesses have been prevented and in some case cured, possible vagabonds have been turned off that course. God richly bless them.

3 Crystal58

Donor

Rating: 5

I started donating to this organization a few years ago. I chose them based on their score on Charity Navigators. I know that my donation goes to those it serves and need it most!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I chose this charity to donate to based on their great record. I have been sending a monetary gift each month for the last few years and feel my donation is well spent.

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Donor

Rating: 5

When I look for a charity to donate to, many factors come into play. The job these folks are doing is phenomenal. . .but there is one thing that really stood out in my mind. So many directors/ CEOs of some charities take in huge salaries and compensation amounts. I searched Charity Navigator and found that Dr. Breunning accepts a livable salary so that more of the money coming in can help the children. They are a charity that works to keep the costs of operating low and that is so important in these days and times. I have total trust in this group and I appreciate and will continue to support International Children's Fund.

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Donor

Rating: 5

What a fantastic and inspiring organization! This summer several of our volunteers had the opportunity to attend an I.C.F. Brat Fry. Not only did we have the chance to observe their process, but to witness their passion and dedication in doing God's work. It was truly heartwarming to see how we in part, are able to help this cause. We could not be more proud or honored to work with such a wonderful organization. De Pere Christian Outreach

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Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful people working hard for a beautiful cause!

1 Sam Ann J.

Donor

Rating: 5

They go above and beyond to help anyone in need great non profit place very helpful

1 Thomas30

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been with ICF over 20 years and there never seems to be a dull moment. The things that the org does to help the needy is overwelming to me sometimes in that I don't know how we get the work done with such a small amount of volunteers! It is a real JOY to get a call from the office and hear "we have a container to load can you be available on such and such a day? I can't wait to get down and meet with the guys... I am so blessed to be a part of this truely Godly ministery and the things we are able to get done with the support of our donors....

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Board Member

Rating: 5

ICF started with a committed man who had a vision to help people around the world and it just so happened the Lord spoke to him about Africa.... The rest is history. He has been at it well over 35 years and and with the dedicated volunteers, there is no stopping him until Jesus comes home to take him or we are all carried out in the rapture. I personally have been with the organization for about 20 years.... Wouldn't change a thing!!!!!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been with the organization since 2007. It has been a pleasure and a true blessing to see the faces that have been helped and to get to know first hand the partners ICF works with overseas. I especially love that over 98% of every dollar given goes directly to those we serve. What other organization can say that? Trust is key and donors can believe that their support is truly making a difference in countless lives.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Lori and Dr. Dave are exceptional stewards of the donations received by International Children's Fund. Having worked with them for the past decade, I am truly amazed at their commitment to helping those in need.......the time, energy, passion and love with which they carry out their mission inspires both the volunteers and the recipients of their good works.
May God bless and watch over them as they continue to carry out his vision of service to others.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of working with Lori and Dr Dave as a partner in the execution of ICF's direct mail programs over the past 4 years. I am not only impressed by the incredible faith, compassion and sacrifice of these two wonderful human beings, but have also become a donor by designating a significant portion of our annual family giving to ICF. Lori and Dave, along with their dedicated team of volunteers, set a wonderful example of how an organization dedicated to serving others should be run.
They are truly doing God's work on earth and are angels among us.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

International Children's fund is a straight forward caring organization with an excellent track record. Check out our 4 star CHARITY NAVIGATOR rating and web site at WWW.ICFAID.ORG

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful non-profit organization that helps people in need in Africa and Haiti. They are very hands on, have a great group of volunteers and I have really had a great time being a part of what they do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is my favorite non-profit!! I would trust them with anything and I have seen first hand only some of the things they have done for people not only in Africa and Haiti but locally as well. I can't imagine all they have done for people world-wide. I have the utmost respect for International Children's Fund and it's workers/ volunteers/ donors and I don't see any other organizations stepping up as much as they have.

2 GhansahEY

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been associated with ICF for almost twenty years now. I have nothing but praise for them. Through them we have supplied quality medicines and medical supplies to hospitals and health facilities even in remote parts of my country. New and better orphanage buildings have been constructed, not to mention food items and clothing supplied to the needy. Currently we have finished drilling an hundred and sixty feet deep well for an orphanage to provide them with good clean water. All I can say is God bless International Children's Fund.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came in contact with this organisation through its founder in 1999. I have since worked with them in helping to build orphanges and delivering their shipments to needy institutions such as orphanages, rehab centres, hospitals and clinics in cities and remote rural communities of my country and even our national disaster management organisation and MOH in my region. These shipments have come in the form of food, medicines, medical supplies, clothing, vehicles, etc. What an opportunity to work with such faithful and committed servants who make sure you properly account for all donations received and visit to check on your work to see that reports are a true reflection of what is being done on the ground. I would rate them highly and say thumps up all people for ICF.

Bonnie89

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a very good non profit organization.,They are so companionate and caring about other people. They are doing a great job of helping people in Africa and around the world.,The people I've worked with are so great and hard working .,It is a good organization to get involved in.

Donor

Rating: 5

The cheery voice of the Founder of International Children's Fund comes over the airwaves of my car radio as I make my highway commute to church each Sunday. He opens the broadcast for the weekly updates about International Children's Fund with the familiar greeting "Good news!!, Good news!!" and then makes every moment count as he dives into the interesting facts and tales of what the organization is up to, who he was meeting with, difficulties being encountered by people of other countries, and what is coming up in the future for ICF and how we can help. He then turns to his co-host and President, and she adds more interesting information about what was happening with the things she is involved with. Their passion is contagious and full of facts and HOPE!!!
I began hearing that they were actually located not too far from me - and I made a promise to myself to stop by to see about how I could make a donation, to meet them if that was possible. This is after all "INTERNATIONAL" Children's Fund....like the people at the top would have time to meet with me - someone who making a donation. This place sounded like such a "well-run machine"! Huge! I was pretty sure meeting them would be out of the question, but one could hope! The day came and I set off to see what one of these places is like. I took with me some things I heard they were looking to send in their next container shipment overseas. I had some school supplies and I wanted to make a donation. I arrived at this enormous brick factory-like building, I pulled into the parking lot, walked up to the door and went toward the office. There was loads and loads of stuff to be packed. I was told their dedicated crew of highly experienced packers could get these containers packed in no time flat and when they finished you'd be lucky to squeeze in an extra piece of paper. Making the most of EVERYTHING was top priority here, by everyone. They are PRO's at making everything count!! They have been at this long enough that nothing at all goes to waste. Incredibly, I got to meet the Founder and the President that day! Unreal!! The timing just happened to be right and they were able to give me a little background of ICF. I learned that the Founder has personally accompanied containers to their destinations. He and the President work directly with the people receiving the donated goods. This is a hard working, dedicated group of folks that does the work of many on a shoestring budget! They have successfully carried this out for many, many years now. I pray you will help this group continue this much needed work of getting supplies, food, medicine, clothing, and goods into the hands of the people that desperately need them!! They have consistently received very very high ratings from Charity Navigator over the years. They are a wonderful charity - please consider helping them to help others.

Kristiane K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was lucky enough to get to know all the good folks involved with this charity and saw myself how all the volunteers worked so hard to load up containers bound for Africa - it was amazing! All the people involved with this wonderful charity give freely of their personal time to ensure that the goods are packed properly and shipped overseas to help those in need. They also showed the local folks in Africa how to dig wells, since water contamination from domestic animals is quite frequent there. They are responsible for providing the poor with mosquito nets so that the spread of malaria can be halted, saving many lives. Yes, this charity is wonderful with the great works that it does for the underprivileged, and the leadership, Dr. Dave Bruenning and Ms. Lori Fulcer are simply amazing people who are totally dedicated to the mission of the charity.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was fortunate enough to get to know Dr. David Bruenning a number of years ago and helped to found his German organization for ICF - a bit later on, I also got to meet volunteers in Neenah that work on behalf of this charity, pro bono. I was able to see how they load up containers bound for Africa - and found them to be amazingly well organized and professional. Lori Fulcer is a wonderful leader and has been Dr. Dave's right hand person for a number of years (of course in addition to his wife Marcy). This is one charity I would heartily recommend to prospective donors - the good that it does in Africa, showing people there how to become self-sufficient, how to dig wells away from domestic animals, building schools for the children, turning a container into a library by putting it on its side, filling it with shelves and books for people to read who would otherwise have no opportunity to do so - simply marvelous acts of charity! Kristiane K, formerly with Mindwize BV, now retired.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am personally acquainted with the leaders of ICF and can vouch for their great concern and compassion for the peoples of Africa. They see the need and commit to help, by way of driving wells, taking medicine, filling containers with clothing and food, taking mosquito netting, and on and on. They go into ebola and malaria areas of the world to help the most needy without worrying about self safety. ICF is worthy of my support and yours.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great charity. Dave and crew still sort and load donations and show you what they do with it.
this is one charity that I know keeps the overhead cost low. A true non profit.

3 Dawn94

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My children love putting together shoeboxes every October to donate to ICF to bless the children they assist with holiday gifts. When we drop the donations off they are so grateful and make our kids feel so good about being giving people. They are a wonderful organization and are well respected in our community.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We continue to support ICF because we know that every penny donated is used to help those way less fortune than us. The leaders Dave and Lori are wonderful, Christian people who are well respected in our community.

My children love putting together their shoe box every year for a child in Africa for Christmas. ICF has helped us show them how good it feels to give to others.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Please consider taking your clothes, blankets, medical supplies, anything that can be used in 3rd world countries. ICF delivers full semis to many people displaced in camps. We have so much in the USA, and these people have nothing. There are no high paid CEO's, in fact most of the work is done by volunteers. They also take school supplies, books that aren't X rated, pots and pans, bikes. If you have sewing machines that don't need electricity please consider ICF. ICF also sends tons of packaged food over, so they could use any donation.
Just think if you had nothing, what could you use? ICF will send it. It's easy to find - about 1 mile from Hwy 41. No, I am not employed by them, when I found out what they do I try to take items there as the need is great.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great local charity! Trusted, hardworking and fun group.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

As a outside observer and annual contributor to this charity, I am consistently amazed at the work and reach that this organization provides. The ICF exhibits an inordinately high ratio of program services provided against contributions. And the organization accomplishes this with nearly all volunteers, emphasizing Christian principles of serving others to provide basic needs that all people deserve: food, clothing, clean water and a place to live. The ICF is a 4-Star charity in every respect.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization, great people, caring and very money minded, always looking for ways to save and stretch every penny to the max.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Over 99% goes to their programs! Low overhead. Wonderful!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been with ICF for over 35 years. As I look back over the years all the people we have helped I am thankful that I could be one to help in this work. Now that we have started to work in Haiti I'm looking forward to doing more work there. ICF has built five homes. Praying that we will be able to continue to build more in the future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5


By the grace of God,I (Rev.Boakai B.Paasewe of the Living Word Rural Ministries) have been partnering with ICF over 8 years .I'm so thankful to God for divinely connecting us with them and empowering us in helping to build schools ,churches, providing safe drinking water,building orphanage and reaching out with shipments of relief items to needy communities and institutions in the city and rural communities.The relief items such as food ,medical supplies,vehicles,clothing, and Christmas gifts are great blessings, transforming lives and building brighter future for thousands of unprivileged rural children and meeting the current needs of Ebola victims' children in communities that have been badly hit by this deadly viral disease.
International Children Fund serves with love, integrity and humility. I am greatly honored to support ICF!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've have never seen such a fiscally responsible charity that goes above and beyond to make sure all donations get to the people they serve. They walk the talk and work tirelessly to do the job! If more people and charities were like them, the world would be a much better place! Blessed to know them!

3 Brian115

Donor

Rating: 5

We have been a neighboring tenant for the past two years and the ICF is such a refreshing organization. Dave, Lori and all the volunteers are excellent and its obvious they care about making a real difference. All of our donations go their way...and so should yours! =)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I believe in ICF 100% because the organization uses their resources fully. Anyone can donate food and medical supplies but ICF follows up to be sure the items donated are getting to the people with the most need. On a personal note, I donated a boat and was actually able to see it in photos and in a report that it was being used to help people in need! To know that what is given is being used by those that it is intended to is what I love about the organization. What a blessing and wonderful cause.

4 Susan354

Donor

Rating: 5

I came across ICF approximately a year ago through a mutual friend and I got involved once I did my homework on ICF and I was impressed. I met Dr. David Bruenning, the Founder, and spoke to Lori, the President, and the two of them are wonderful Christians. What impressed me most about ICF is the monies they receive from donations, the items they collect, go directly toward their missions and I am so happy to be able to partner with ICF. ICF exceeds my expectations of any charity I ever was involved in. I plan to continue to partner with ICF until my Lord and Savior decides to call me home. Thank you Dr. David Bruenning and Lori Fulcer for all you do and to all the volunteers, donors, etc....together we can make a difference and are making a difference. Blessings, Susan

4 Dave N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for years at ICF. Great group of people. Example as of recent. The partners in Liberia re working directly to help feed the Ebola stricken people there so as a result shipping containers to the region have been going out at about the rate of one a week lately to keep supplies flowing. However the BEST part of all. Is the opportunity that they have on the ground to share the salvation found only thru Jesus Christ . Can I get an AMEN!!! :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A friend clued me into ICF several years ago. I liked the notion that they can make use of many things that others will consider useless. (i.e. used but functional items from tools to crayons)
One day I was asked if I could give a hand to pick up some clothes from a nearby thrift store.
I volunteered when available back then now I arrange my schedule around the needs they may have whenever possible.
As I learned more of what is accomplished with so little overhead I was changed from a donor, to a volunteer, to an advocate.
If you have had any doubts as to the impact of this organization I will simply say to check it out a bit closer. You wont be disappointed.

4 Paul151

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group is committed to their mission, laser focused on helping those in need and above board in all they do. So grateful to work with them and to see others do the same.

4 Patty U.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known Dr. David Bruenning and the work of the International Children's Fund for 30 years. I have been very impressed with the work he and his Board have done over these years. The addition of Lori Fulcer as President of ICF has added to the impressive list of aid and assistance ICF has provided to those who need a helping hand up. This has been accomplished by meeting real needs with real necessities. They have done this work around the world from a small office located in the midwest with people that join them in partnership to make a real difference in the world.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known Dr. David Bruenning over 26 years. God has used him in so many ways to help people all over the world and so them Christ thru example. I was shocked to find that he did not draw a personal salary for decades. The money that is donated goes to the causes. Not like some other organizations where you are lucky if 10 cents on the dollar actually makes it to the causes. International Children's Fund is amazing, they do so much...they teach the people how to fish, not just giving them the fish. They drill fresh water wells, teach the locals how to farm and raise livestock. In one case ICF help build a brick factory so that people could sell the bricks to a construction firm, with that money they could build a church a school and more. ICF helps make them self sufficient. Now with Ebola hitting Liberia, ICF is shipping medical supplies and HAZMAT suits and doing all they can to help. ICF walks the talk and they always have!

3 Paul149

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working with ICF for 10 years and they are the nicest and most caring people I have the honor to know. Their works in West Africa are beyond amazing!!!!!
Dr Dave and Lori have always been my favorite clients and friends !!!

2 Wendy78

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was so lucky to meet Lori at a small group. She was so amazing and kind! And I found out though a mutual friend she helps with ICF and I immediately wanted to help, I got to help once and wow was it fun we drove in this. Truck up to crivitz area to pick up books to deliver to Africa! It was so nice to know instead of the landfill children somewhere could use these books. ICF has a lot of amazing people volunteering there, you always feel like you have been there before! Love this group of people. I also like the brat frys! A and w fundraiser nights!

2 Carissa2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked with ICF for 6 years before moving to Alabama, and I continue to donate whenever possible. It's an incredible organization that really does make an impact. I have seen the work that goes into it and everyone is completely devoted to the cause. Everything is done with a spirit of charity.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this organization for about 2 years, I have found it to have a love for those they help, and show respect and compassion to all. They are a fun group, yet hard working, very organized and have great relations with other organization they work with to be able to complete their ministry unto the Lord Jesus. They are people of prayer and dedication. I have somewhat known the director, David B. for more than 20 yrs, and find him and this organization faithful in Christ. I so much enjoy being apart of this group.

2 Paula42

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have always been very cautious of charities or organizations. The whole pretense of what is said and what really happens too my hard earned money that i want too see do more good for others, ends up in the pockets of the top people in the organization..and helps them build million dollar homes. But that turns me too the reason why i am writing this today. At a time when i was travelling around the US i was able too see many organizations of various types at work. But i had never seen an organization with such a broad understanding of what the needs of so many children under dire circumstances needed..From a piece of clothing too medicine, to a bowl of rice. From books to churches. And the ones that coordinate everything not only make the plans they travel too these destinations too make sure it does. The money goes where the money is stated. It is more than self evident. I would never give too another organization without checking into everything first. And i know IFC welcomes that you do that indeed. I proudly volunteer when i am able. And nothing can replace the joy in my heart when doing so... this is such an amazing organization fighting to provide the needs we here completely take for granted,,

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter and I have helped out with ICF. It was great for her to learn more and get an understanding that the world is as she sees it, and their are people hurting for help. With this growl up she was able to get a better understanding and we have attended event they have had. I believe this is a great organization and I would recommend to people as I already have in the past. :)

2 Kim_113

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been familiar with this organization for more than 20 years. I do not know of another agency where virtually every penny donated gets to needy children/families in various parts of Africa. The leadership serves with integrity and humility. I am honored to support ICF!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

We learned of ICF through Charity Navigator several years ago when we was checking into how various charities utilize their donations. ICF had an amazing rating then and still does today. They have become our favoriate charity. We live about 100 miles away, but have made numerous trips to their facility to deliver donations. They operate on a shoestring using volunteers and donated services. Nearly 99% of everything donated goes directly to those in need. They have established clinics, orphanages, libraries, schools and so much more in several countries in Africa. Each month the volunteers come together and fill a huge shipping container to the brim with donated practical items that many of us take foregranted here, but that are so needed and valued there. These items cross the ocean and go directly to those in need. There are so many ways to help, and our whole family has gotten involved. In the fall each year, we put together 70+ shoebox gifts packed with goodies to go the children in these countries at Christmas. It is a wonderful feeling to know that some child will probably get to open and enjoy their very first Christmas gift. ICF is so effective and efficient. I can't say enough good about them.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I support a hand full of non-profits and International Children's Fund is one that I know every dollar I send for support is going to people that need it the most.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Its a Great organization with dedicated volunteers and through the volunteers efforts and talents over 98% of the money goes directly to the people they are helping. Its hard to find another group that does just that!!