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ICA is an association of national charities. Our purpose is to represent charities that meet the highest standards of public accountability and program effectiveness to prospective givers in fund drives conducted at work. Members are presented to more than 10 million workplace givers annually.

HOW TO JOIN - A charity may apply for membership in ICA if it is incorporated in the United States, is an IRS-certified 501(c)(3) organization, provides programs and services to populations in at least 15 states or one or more foreign countries, and commissions an annual independent financial audit conducted by a certified public accountant. Acceptance is subject to additional review and documentation.

To be considered for membership, we must pre-screen your organization for financial and program effectiveness. If you are interested in applying, please mail us the following documents:

  • Your most recent IRS Form 990
  • Your most recent audit
  • Your most recent annual report, or the past four quarterly newsletters

Please mail these documents to:

Independent Charities of America
Attn: Carri Harte
1100 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 240
Larkspur, CA 94939

Please also enclose your contact information in the package and reference that the materials are for membership pre-screening purposes. Once we are in receipt of the documents, we will contact you directly. If you have any questions about the pre-screening process in order to participate in workplace fund drives with ICA, please call Ms. Carri Harte at 1-800-477-0733.

LOCAL CHARITIES - If your charity is a local charity or does not yet work in 15 states, then please connect to the web site of our sister federation, Local Independent Charities of America. Their URL is http://www.lic.org. They perform the same services for local charities as ICA does for national charities. Questions for Local Independent Charities of America may be directed to Mr. Bill Broughan, Director, by calling 1-800-876-0413.

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