IIC can be an entirely new source of funding for your charitable organization.

Now you can raise new, unrestricted funding and promote your mission through everyday real estate transactions – at no cost to your charity or your supporters. IIC is a nonprofit and totally transparent social enterprise.

Here are just a few of the benefits to your charity:

  • Allow any of your corporate or individual supporters to generate funding for your organization- at no cost to them.
  • Setting up the process to receive funding from IIC is fast, free, and easy.
  • IIC helps promote your charity through social media.
  • There are no tax consequences for your individual or corporate supporters who use IIC.
  • This is a unique opportunity to receive unrestricted funding from an entirely new source.
  • Your charity does not pay Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) on IIC funding.
  • Earn revenue even when your charity isn’t selected. Learn more.

MOST RECENT FUNDING


Waters Today

RECEIVED: $1,766

RESIDENTIAL SALE

DETAILS: When Heather Hofman got a new job in Washington D.C., she needed a real estate broker for her home sale in Boise, Idaho. Heather used IIC to find her broker and by doing so, generated $1,766 for Waters Elementary, at no cost to her.


Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

RECEIVED: $25,000

OFFICE LEASE, RELOCATION

DETAILS: Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law chose a broker through IIC. As a result of their new office lease, they were able to generate $25,000 of unrestricted funds for their own mission.


Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

RECEIVED: $6,905

OFFICE LEASE, RENEWAL

DETAILS: As the result of an office lease renewal in the Central Loop, Eckhart Kolak selected Kennebec Estuary Land Trust in Maine, to receive $6,905 through Investing In Communities.

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IS YOUR CHARITY A MEMBER?

Here are just a few of our Charities

Opportunity Works Connecticut Inc. OWC

Opportunity Works Connecticut Inc. (OWC) is committed to enhancing the lives of people through meaningful and gainful employment services. We embrace the idea that all people can live a fully productive life within their community.OWC supports adults in their journey to live successfully by setting the standard in providing program excellence, skill training, mentoring & advocacy. OWC provides services that aid in positive self image in order to foster a sense of respect and dignity for the individuals we serve and enable them to work & live with quality of life.


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Community Shares of Illinois

Community Shares of Illinois represents a diverse group of charities with a common mission, to make our world a better place. Whatever your passion - women's issues, protecting children, helping animals, preserving the environment, promoting health care or curbing poverty and disease - Community Shares members provide options for you to help make positive change in your own community.


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Save the Rain

We teach water starved communities to use the rain as a sustainable water supply to stop needless deaths. Every 15 seconds a child dies from lack of clean water.


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IPaintMyMind

IPaintMyMind is a nonprofit arts media organization. Our mission is to publish arts coverage and support artists so that the public can connect with emerging art & music in a meaningful & affordable way.


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Cornerstone Community Outreach

Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO), a non-profit organization, was created in 1989 to raise the quality of life for low-income residents of the United States and the rest of the world through social, educational and economic development programs that include: development & preservation of decent & affordable housing for the poor, job training & creation, educational & social programs, and feeding & sheltering the homeless.


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Collaboraction Theater Company

Collaboraction is a company of creative people organized as a non-profit corporation which acts as the hub of a large and fluid Chicago-based artistic community to create unique artistic experiences through theater and multidisciplinary collaboration in order to celebrate the human spirit.


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Between Friends

Between Friends is a nonprofit agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and building a community free of abuse.


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Waters Today

WatersToday was created for the purpose of raising and administering money to support Waters Elementary School.
Working collaboratively and respectfully with the Thomas J. Waters Elementary administration, faculty and Waters community, WatersToday strives to continually support, augment, and enhance the educational experience of Waters Elementary students.
_Our primary focus is to support the Waters Ecology program and strategic school initiatives.


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Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations MACDC

The Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) is an association of mission-driven community development organizations dedicated to working together and with others to create places of opportunity where people of diverse incomes and backgrounds access housing that is affordable, benefit from economic opportunities and fully participate in the civic life of their community. We achieve this by building and sustaining a high performing and adaptive community development sector that is supported by private and public investment and sound public policies.


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Kidz Express

Kidz Express, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, serves children and youth in a neighborhood in one of the nation's most underserved urban environments -- the South Austin community on the West Side of Chicago. Kidz Express' strategic plan is a targeted neighborhood program that provides holistic solutions to the urban challenges of South Austin by building a continuum of community support to strengthen family economic security and foster positive youth development. We are developing a model of integrated, cost-effective programs to strengthen neighborhoods for the benefit of our children and their families that will impact the health of the community surrounding the Center. Our goal is to develop innovative, affordable neighborhood programs to address many of the challenges facing low income at-risk youth and their families in difficult urban environments that can be replicated in other neighborhoods in Chicago.


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Petaluma Community Foundation

Since 1975, Petaluma Community Foundation (PCF) has been a leader in identifying critical needs, serving as a local central resource, and facilitating philanthropy to fund long-term solutions with the greatest impact. As a proactive foundation, PCF's vision is to serve as the local expert community broker to insure the wisest and most cost-effective investment in community that:¥Promotes partnership and innovation for maximum community impact¥Creates a collaborative network of vital nonprofit services and programs¥Funds solutions that change lives and enrich quality of life across our community


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Peace and Justice Network of San Joaquin County

The Peace and Justice Network is an educational nonprofit that produces Connections, a 20-page newspaper, 10 times annually and with a circulation of 9,000. We also sponsor educational events, such as Stockton's Earth Day Festival, which encourage non-violent resolution of conflict.


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Looking for a new source of unrestricted funding?

Learn how to generate unrestricted funding at no cost to your supporters.

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FAQs

This is a question for your accountant. We have been advised as follows: There is actually a three part test: (1) the activity constitute a “trade or business”; (2) the activity be “regularly carried on”; and (3) that the activity not be ”substantially related” to an exempt function of the organization. So even if you do need to pay UBIT, your organization would likely still net over $1,000 on the sale of a $300,000 home.

We’ve set up a tracking system that enables Charity ABC to get 5% of the referral fee when a supporter of ABC chooses XYZ to get 70% of the referral fee. For a $300,000 home sale, Charity ABC would get $93.

Charities with loyal supporters are in a great position. Charities with large numbers of supporters can also do well, even if some of their supporters choose a different charity.

If your organization has a “give or get” policy for board members, you could offer to count IIC transactions that either they (or people they’ve referred!) use IIC to find a broker and pick your organization. Our broker referral request form asks how you heard about IIC and there’s a place for name and email address so we can credit people with resulting transactions. Pretty nifty!

It only takes a 3-5 minutes to complete an application. It can take up to 5 days to approve the application, but typically it’s 1 or 2. Then, it’s just a matter of getting the word out to your board, employees, and supporters – and periodically reminding them. Once you get your first success story, you’ll have an even more compelling story to tell!

IIC subtracts $50 from the first check you receive each each year, to help offset our administrative costs. If you don’t get a check, there is no fee. And after your first check each year, there are no fees.

Perhaps, your organization has all the funding it needs to meet its mission? Honestly, the only reason we can think of is that you’re too busy writing grant applications or planning annual campaigns. Signing up is easier than any grant application and having just one supporter a year use IIC to buy or sell a $300,000 home would net your organization $1,320. And, you won’t have to write a grant report!