Human Services

Indian Christian Orthodox Network Charities, Inc.

aka ICON Charities

Bettendorf, IA

Mission

Our Mission is to give a helping hand to those who can’t help themselves, irrespective of religion, race or any other diversity, based on Christ teaching “whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me (Matthew 25:40)”.  Our mission is * to provide economic assistance for education of children economically and socially disadvantaged families with emphasis on helping girls to reach their maximum potential* to provide economic tools - financial assistance and guidance - for the poor to work their way out of poverty with dignity and grace* to assist the less fortunate and those who can’t  provide themselves to have a shelter over their head* to respond the human needs at the time of personal tragedy or natural calamities.

Ruling Year

2008

Executive Director

Abraham Chirackal

President

George Abraham

Main Address

PO Box 552

Bettendorf, IA 52722 USA

Keywords

Indian, Christian, Orthodox, Malankara, Charity, Education, financial, charitable, medical, poverty

EIN

20-2966676

 Number

1207619550

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (L12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Our goal is to achieve this mission by investing in education of children from poor families, building small homes for those who can’t afford to do so by themselves, providing income-generating opportunities, and providing humanitarian assistance to families who are going through difficult situations of not their own making.

Promote Altruism
Enhance goodness in us and people around us
Encourage Philanthropy
Plant the vision of philanthropy in our contacts
Provide Framework to Contribute
Seed funds, special skills useful to our mission, volunteer time and talent to procure them

Our capabilities are global volunteer network, well intended donors and reach to our beneficiaries. Our transparent financial system and ‘crowd funding’ fund raising methods a well proven. Use of latest technology and networking techniques are other capabilities.

Our growth is the biggest indicator. Each year we serve more beneficiaries. Every year more people support our projects.

In 2013
Built three houses
Helped 350 college students
Helped 130 grade school students
Built play area for a school
Donated a computer for a school

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Financials

Indian Christian Orthodox Network Charities, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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