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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 2015/16, 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 $42 million dollars worth of life-saving food, clothing and medicine

Geographic areas served: West Africa, Haiti and the U.S.

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

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71 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

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

1 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.

1 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.

2 Peterson256

Volunteer

Rating: 5

International Childrens' Fund has been working around the world for So long , thanks to the great vision that Dr. David Bruenning, and i was So Privileged to meet David when he visited Uganda , a man with a heart for the Suffering, selfless person!.
David , Lori and the great Selfless team of dedicated people they have at I.C.F , Embarked on this huge work, shipping disaster relief to tragedy hit areas and helping those in need around the around.
I have been Part of the great work here in Uganda, i have Seen those needy hungry Children in slums and villages , Smile upon receiving the most needed food, Clothing and medicines.
An Old woman Said "thank you , where would i have got this," upon receiving a Free treated Long lasting Mosquito net .
I.C.F is a life changing organisation, a huge blessing to us in Uganda

2 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!!!

1 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.

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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 .

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.