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

Chicago Foundation for Education

The Chicago Foundation for Education (CFE) offers Chicago Public School teachers professional growth and development opportunities that translate into enhanced classroom experiences for students. With a staff of five and a corps of more than 250 dedicated volunteers, CFE awards teacher grants, facilitates collaborative networks, and provides leadership opportunities that foster heightened instructional effectiveness.

Heartland International

Heartland International designs and implements international programs that suppport the development of civil societies in emerging democracies. Its programs engage a wide range of participants such as journalists, government officials, educators, entrepreneurs, NGO leaders, and many others. Heartland International provides teacher assessment strategies and methodologies to educators in Liberia, shares domestic violence reduction program information with Russian social work professionals and psychologists, works with emerging NGO leaders from Nicaragua and Belize to build capacity in combatting human trafficking and teen dating violence and in providing sex education (HIV/AIDS prevention) and economic empowerment skills, and provides internship placements for NGO leaders from Egypt to learn new strategies to work with youth, develop political campaigns, and advocate citizen participation in democracy-building activities.

Music of the Baroque

Music of the Baroque is the Midwest's premier professional chorus and orchestra specializing in the performance of 18th century works. The ensemble focuses much-deserved attention on repertoire that is often neglected by larger music organizations.

STARelief and Pet Assistance

Our Mission
The mission of STARelief and Pet Assistance is to provide life-saving pet food and veterinary care, emergency boarding and foster care to pets whose caretakers are struggling with financial hardship.

Our Vision
The long-term vision of STARelief and Pet Assistance is to ensure that no person will ever have to surrender their pet due to financial hardship, and to ensure that all companion animals are treated with the dignity and respect that they deserve.

Sunshine Gospel Ministries

SGM exists to seek renewal in the city through ministries of discipleship, mercy and justice.

Blue Skies for Children

To raise hope and self esteem by sponsoring enrichment activities and other essentials for homeless, low-income and foster children. We provide:

- support for enrichment activities such as art, music and dance lessons
- musical instruments so children can participate in school band or orchestra
- support for summer camp, school trip fees, and school-related needs such as loan scientific calculators
- support for helping families to obtain refurbished computers
- coats, hats, gloves, scarves and blankets to children in Fall and new shoes in Spring

Just The Beginning Foundation

JTBF is a multiracial, nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and nurturing interest in the law among young persons from various ethnic backgrounds underrepresented in the legal profession and supporting their continued advancement. JTBF's long-term goal is to increase racial diversity in the legal profession and on the bench.

Illinois Council on Economic Education

It is the mission of Econ Illinois to help all children in Illinois become effective participants in the economy, enabling them to benefit themselves and society throughout their lives. As effective participants in the economy, all students should leavehigh school with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to become: ¥productive members of the work force, as employees or entrepreneurs ¥responsible citizens ¥knowledgeable consumers ¥prudent savers and investors ¥effective participants in the global economy ¥competent decision-makers throughout their lives

Chatham Business Association

The Chatham Business Association is a small business resource center that offers an array of customized services and programs designed to assist businesses with expansion and growth through economic development, strategic planning, technical training, business trend workshops, access to capital assistance, effective collaborative marketing programs and government certification.

Chatham Business Association is ÒSustaining Our Community By Building One Business At A TimeÓ

Japan Martial Arts Association of New York

JAPAN MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK (JMAANY) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to build a Community Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. JMAANY is instilling leadership and purpose in our community through martial arts. We provide a program that replaces many missing elements in our student's lives by offering mentoring, developing self-esteem, building leadership skills and discipline through physical & mental conditioning. Most importantly, JMAANY gives our students a desire and a hope for their futures and an opportunity to believe in themselves.

PAWS Chicago

To end the homeless animal overpopulation in Chicago and make Chicago a No Kill city.

Asian Community Development Corporation

The Asian Community Development Corporation, a community-based organization, is committed to high standards of performance and integrity in serving the Asian American community of Greater Boston, with an emphasis on preserving and revitalizing Boston's Chinatown.

The Corporation develops physical community assets, including affordable housing for rental and ownership; promotes economic development; fosters leadership development; builds capacity within the community and advocates on behalf of the community.

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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