The best of both worlds
At ICM we combine the best practices of the business and academic worlds with the passion and heart of a faith-based non-profit.
For 25 years, ICM has been providing help, hope and change to impoverished families. We look forward to a day when no child has to live in ultrapoverty.
Impact at Scale
As the 12th most populous country in the world, the Philippines is home to more than 100 million people.
Despite robust economic growth in recent years, 25 million Filipinos still live in extreme poverty on incomes below US$1.25 per day.
At the absolute bottom of this economic ladder are seven million people struggling to survive in “ultrapoverty” on less than US$0.50 per day.
ICM serves the ultrapoor in the Visayas and Mindanao from 10 regional bases:
4. Negros Occidental
5. Negros Oriental
8. Zamboanga Del Norte
10. General Santos
The population of the areas where ICM reaches is over 19,761,000 people
Of those 2.2 million people live in ultrapoverty on less than US$0.50 per day.
Ultrapoor families released from physical, emotional and spiritual bondage
Deliver the right support, right training and right resources to unlock the bondages of poverty
We are passionate about helping families living in ultrapoverty – those who live on less than US$0.50 per person per day.
We believe we can always do better than we did yesterday.
Hope is the key. We believe that the creation of social capital is one of the biggest drivers of success in our communities.
We measure impact to ensure our strategies are appropriate for our communities and result in positive change.
We believe that the local church is the most effective way to deliver sustained life-change to those living in ultrapoverty. We partner with pastors to empower them to accomplish their calling.
We look for low-cost solutions to maximize our help to the ultrapoor.
Our goal is to offer solutions that can be delivered consistently across thousands of communities.
We recognize the inherent value of every staff member and seek to work within each person’s passions and skills.
We are authentic. We promote transparency and accountability.
We believe that all are made in the image of God and fulfillment is realized in relationship with God. Without compulsion, we invite people to consider the message of God’s love, forgiveness and grace.
Our highly engaged International Board of Directors provides strategic direction and development oversight.
Chair of ICM Board
Former Chief Financial Officer, Morgan Stanley
Vice Chair of ICM Board
Managing Partner, Debevoise and Plimpton, LLP
Human Resources, English Schools Foundation
Executive Vice President
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Former Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Americas Otis Elevator Company
Global Team Leaders
ICM’s financial statements are audited by certified public accountants and links to all statements for our Philippines, USA and Hong Kong entities are available at the right. ICM’s books are open to our donors. Any further questions about our finance? Just ask.
An important aspect of ICM’s work is our ability to provide people living in poverty with nutritional food and other essential resources. This is possible due to our partnerships with other nonprofit organizations who share our values and vision.
We are also grateful to our partners who provide medical and hygiene services to ICM participants. If your organization would like to partner with ICM, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In 1992, a group of passionate Filipino pastors were moved by the extreme poverty they saw everyday in their home city of Bacolod, Philippines. They started feeding and handing out medicines, and International Care Ministries was born. The new organisation received strategic direction and funding from Hong Kong through Sharon Tan (who now runs an organisation in Dumaguete) and soon expanded to work in several provinces in the southern two-thirds of the Philippines.
Twenty-five years later, several of the founding pastors – Jacqueline Banasing, John Enguana and Jonathan Sanchez – are still part of our local leadership. ICM now employs several hundred Filipinos who have reached over one million people with holistic transformation.
David Sutherland, Chair of the ICM Board, has worked with ICM for the past twenty years. With decades of corporate experience, David is passionate about bringing best practice from the business world to ICM.