Human Services

Indian Christian Orthodox Network Charities, Inc.

  • Bettendorf, IA
  • www.icon.org.in

Mission Statement

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.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Programs
  3. Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

India and where ever need arises

ruling year

2008

Executive Director

Self-reported

Abraham Chirackal

President

Self-reported

George Abraham

Keywords

Self-reported

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

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Also Known As

ICON Charities

EIN

20-2966676

 Number

1207619550

Contact

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

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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ICON Charities is a volunteer run non-profit charity whose main goal is to aid the poorest of the poor to come out of the grips of generations of poverty and destitution by providing financial assistance for their education, shelter and humanitarian needs, by making use of freely available technology, and community relationships, which are also dedicated to ‘doing good’ for the less fortunate in the community.
 
Our source of inspiration is our volunteers and supporters who willingly share their time, talents and treasures in support of our mission.

Our mission is to seek, promote, and offer “seed” funds to develop a better society, a higher quality of life for the have-nots, and showcase humanity at its very best, thus expressing our love, hope and compassion for all those whose lack of basic needs such as education, shelter and medical care may be met by our efforts in order to enhance the quality of their lives.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Provide educational assistance to children from Idukki district, one of the backward district in Kerala, India

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Programs

Educational assistance to college bound students (REAP) and school children (DOSTI); Income generating program – assistance to buy live stocks and start micro-organic farms; and Aishwarya (prosperity) Home building assistance

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Asian/Pacific Islander

Budget

Program 3

Programs

Educational assistance to college bound students (REAP) and school children (DOSTI); Income generating program – assistance to buy live stocks and start micro-organic farms; and Aishwarya (prosperity) Home building assistance

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Asian/Pacific Islander

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    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.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    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
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    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.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Our growth is the biggest indicator. Each year we serve more beneficiaries. Every year more people support our projects.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    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
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

India and where ever need arises

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Financials

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Indian Christian Orthodox Network Charities, Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Indian Christian Orthodox Network Charities, Inc.

Leadership

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Executive Director

Abraham Chirackal

President

George Abraham

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr George Abraham

No Affiliation

Term: Jan 2011 - 2016

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