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.


Waters Today

RECIEVED: $1,766


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

RECIEVED: $25,000


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

RECIEVED: $6,905


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.



Here are just a few of our Charities

Audible Odyssey

We improve the lives of professional tap dancers in Chicago through education, health and wellness and through performing opportunities.

Carolina Raptor Center

Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey through education, research, and the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors.

Shepherds HOPE Chicago

To recognize and meet the needs of our neighbors, pledging to help individuals to become compassionate contributors to family, community and society; we vow to accomplish this one life at a time. We have a new building on the same street as our Care Center, which we are developing into a community center. The center will meet the educational needs of the children through tutoring as well as reading, computer and G.E.D. classes. Phase two of this location will include a 20'X30' building in the backyard to function as a workout and physical fitness facility. Resident and non-resident volunteers have worked to clean up and beautify the neighborhood using donated materials. Our urban farming project will make productive use of open spaces. Our food pantry at 5732 S. Lowe has grown rapidly in just 2.5 years and we now provide supplementary food to 500 families per week during two 4-hour days of operation out of our 1000 sq. ft. renovated bungalow. In total we serve over 4500 families on a regular basis.

Firelight Foundation

Our mission is to improve the well-being of children made vulnerable by HIV, AIDS and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. We support grassroots organizations that help families and communities meet the needs of their children.


3sixty strengthens our neighborhood by sharing resources and connecting neighbors. 3sixty is in relationship with neighbors, local organizations, churches, and the City of Holland to intentionally build a strong community, working from the inside out.

The Paradigm Foundation

Our goal is to provide 5 million healthy, clean cookstoves to families in the developing world by 2020.

The Norm Van Lier Scholarship Fund

We honor Norm Van Lier by promoting educational, leadership, and non-violence programs on the South and West Sides of Chicago. Norm loved the kids of Chicago and we carry on his legacy of inspiring young people to be all that they can be, no matter what their socio-economic background.

Single Room Housing Assistance Corporation

The Single Room Housing Assistance Corporation (SRHAC) is dedicated to the prevention of cyclical patterns of homelessness. This Goal is achieved through two means:* Providing permanent, safe, supportive housing for very low income, disabled and homeless individuals in a stable environment, and* The preservation of Chicago's essential Single Room Occupancy (SRO) housing stock.

LCHFFª Lake County Heritage Farm Foundation

LCHFFª is dedicated to the preservation of the cultural heritage of Lake County Illinois. Presently, we are working hard to make our website a comprehensive virtual library that documents the county's agricultural history farm-by-farm in text, pictures, film, and interviews with those who lived it. Our goal is to make the farm life and heritage of the county come alive to a diverse audience and provide a valuable resource to educators, preservationists, genealogists, families, historical societies, and other organized groups.

DevCorp North dba Rogers Park Business Alliance

Rogers Park Business Alliance's mission is to improve Rogers Park through business, community and economic development activities.

The Parks and Recreation Foundation of Vancouver and Clark County

To raise funds through public and private partnerships for parks, trails, and recreational programs across Clark County.

Deborahs Place

Deborah's Place breaks the cycle of homelessness for women in Chicago. Through a continuum of housing options, comprehensive support services and opportunities for change provided by dedicated volunteers and staff, women succeed in achieving their goals of stable housing, sustainable income and greater self-determination.

See The Full List

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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!