Understanding Persecution

Financial Information

ICC is a 501c (3) tax-exempt organization. All donations to ICC are tax-deductible. We strive to keep our total general/administrative/fundraising expenses at or around 10 percent and our fundraising expenses at an absolute minimum.

 

An Organization You Can Trust
Be Sure Your Gift Serves the Purpose You Intend

We offer many ways to direct your gifts to serve the persecuted. As a donor to ICC, you may rest assured that when you direct your gift for a specific purpose, it will go toward that purpose. In cases where a project is no longer viable or effective, ICC may need to redirect money to a different fund, but we make every effort to ensure that gifts given for a specific cause will get to that cause.

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Charity Recognition and Approval

ICC has been awarded high marks by charity watchdog groups for our efficient and ethical use of our financial support and the effectiveness of our work:

  • Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of over 5,300 of America’s largest charities. Charity Navigator gave ICC its highest rating (4 stars) again in 2017.
  • ECFA is an accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public’s trust through adherence to seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship. ECFA has again given its stamp of approval to ICC in its latest audit.

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ICC Whistleblower Policy

ICC is committed to operating in continuance of its tax-exempt purposes and in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including those concerning accounting and auditing, and prohibits fraudulent practices by any of its board members, officers, employees, or volunteers.  This policy outlines a procedure for employees to report actions that an employee reasonably believes violates a law or regulation, or that constitutes fraudulent accounting or other practices.  This policy applies to any matter which is related to ICC’s business and does not relate to private acts of an individual not connected to the business of ICC.

If an employee has a reasonable belief that ICC or any employee has engaged in any action that violates any applicable law, or regulation, including those concerning accounting and auditing, or constitutes a fraudulent practice, the employee is expected to immediately report such information to the Chief of Staff.  If the employee does not feel comfortable reporting the information to the Chief of Staff, he or she is expected to report the information to the head of Human Resources.

All reports will be followed up promptly, and an investigation conducted.  In conducting its investigations, ICC will strive to keep the identity of the complaining individual as confidential as possible, while conducting an adequate review and investigation.

ICC will not retaliate against an employee in the terms and conditions of employment because that employee:  (a) reports to a supervisor, to the Chief of Staff, the Board of Directors or to a federal, state or local agency what the employee believes in good faith to be a violation of the law; or (b) participates in good faith in any resulting investigation or proceeding, or (c) exercises his or her rights under any state or federal law(s) or regulation(s) to pursue a claim or take legal action to protect the employee’s rights.

ICC may take disciplinary action (up to and including termination) against an employee who in management’s assessment has engaged in retaliatory conduct in violation of this policy.

In addition, ICC will not, with the intent to retaliate, take any action harmful to any employee who has provided to law enforcement personnel or a court truthful information relating to the commission or possible commission by ICC or any of its employees of a violation of any applicable law or regulation.

Supervisors will be trained on this policy and ICC’S prohibition against retaliation in accordance with this policy.