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

RECEIVED: $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

RECEIVED: $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

RECEIVED: $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

Bridging Communities

Bridging Communities, INC is a grassroots collaboration involving local unions, businesses, residents, social services and faith-based organizations working together to create caring communities where people of all ages can live in diginity in Southwest Detroit. Our work improves the quality of life for the elders of Southwest Detroit by meeting their needs and the needs of the surrounding neighborhoods, through creative collaboration and innovative programming.

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

To eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it.

Biodiversity Project

Biodiversity Project researches, designs, implements and evaluates communication and education strategies that inspire individuals, civic institutions, and elected and appointed leaders to make the connection between their values and environmental causes. Our work motivates targeted audiences to value the role of healthy ecosystems in sustaining quality of life and to take action to protect and restore the Earth's natural resources and to use them sustainably.

Urban Initiatives

Urban Initiatives' mission is to collaborate with schools, teachers and parents to boost the physical fitness, health education, academic performance and character development of children from Chicago's underserved communities through soccer programs, field trips, and cultural outings.

Centro Romero

The mission of Centro Romero is to provide opportunities for those community residents with the fewest options.

National Runaway Safeline

keeping America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets

National Kidney Foundation of Illinois NKFI

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is committed to providing quality programs that meet the needs of our patients, healthcare professionals and our communities that are most at risk for kidney disease. The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois supports medical research as well as direct services, which include prevention screenings, organ and tissue donor awareness and patient education for dialysis patients and transplant recipients of all organ types.

Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

The mission of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area is to create lasting positive change. We work to build a permanent community endowment to support high impact charitable projects, to help donors achieve their charitable goals and to lead and partner in community level initiatives.

Arts For the Schools

Arts For the Schools is a non-profit organization that enhances our children's education and fosters a lifelong appreciation of the creative arts for students and communities in the Incline Village, North Lake Tahoe and Truckee region.

Arts For the Schools is Celebrating 27 Years of Service to our Schools and Community 1984 - 2010. We provide high quality arts learning opportunities in our schools, and presents world-class musicians, dancers and other performers for the community at large.

Through the Artist-in- Residence, and OnSTAGE programs, Arts for the Schools uses the power of art to promote artistic expression, increase understanding of other cultures, and foster a lifelong appreciation of the creative arts.

Bella Cuisine Kids Cooking Club

The Bella Cuisine Kids Cooking Club, is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization based in Chicago, IL. Our mission is to teach and encourage children to make healthy eating a part of their daily lives and to combat childhood obesity within the community by encouraging families to cook from scratch and decrease food related health issues.

South Central Community Services Inc.

Our Mission Statement: South Central Community Services, Inc. is a comprehensive human service agency committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and families by providing quality mental health educational, socio-economic and recreational programs and services throughout the State of Illinois. South Central Community Services operates 9 facilities and 24 programs in Chicago. The programs and services provided by South Central focus mainly on education and wellness for at-risk youth. However, we also provide services and programs that target adults and seniors and we have 40 years of service to the community. The South Central Community Services Wellness Center provides the community with informative health workshops and seminars, massage therapy, exercise programs and other services in an effort to make health and wellness a reality and priority with families and individuals in the communities we serve.

Global Explorers Kids

Global Explorers Kids is dedicated to providing children with the opportunity to explore the diversity of the world's peoples and helping them to understand and respect different cultures, using the arts as a catalyst towards learning. We work with schools and community organizations, offering after school programs, workshops, and a summer camp designed to get children excited about exploring other cultures.

See The Full List

Looking for a new source of unrestricted funding?

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

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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!

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