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.

Since 1992, 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 “ultra-poverty” on less than US$0.50 per day.

ICM serves the ultra-poor in the Visayas and Mindanao from 12 regional bases:

1. Palawan
2. Kalibo
3. Iloilo
4. Bacolod
5. Dumaguete
6. Cebu
7. Bohol
8. Dipolog
9. Koronadal
10. General Santos
11. Davao
12. Tacloban

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.

Our Vision

Ultrapoor families released from physical, emotional and
spiritual bondage

Our Mission

Deliver the right support,
right training and right resources
to unlock the bondages of poverty

Our Values


We are passionate about helping families living in ultrapoverty – those who live on less than US$0.50 per person per day.

Maximize Impact


We believe we can always do better than we did yesterday.

Social Capital

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.

Minimize Cost


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.

Global Team Leaders

David Sutherland
Global Chief Executive Officer
Beth Uy
Global Chief of Staff
David Jones
Global Chief Development Officer
Deanna Sutherland
Executive Director ICM Hong Kong
Dr. Lincoln Lau
Director of Research
Dale Sutherland
President, ICM USA

Manila Management

Dr. Milton Amayun
Shelley Trebesch
Managing Director
Daniel Mayhugh
Chief Operations Officer
Carol Roa
Chief Advancement Officer
Daniel Bouw
Chief of Mission Finances
Dr. Herman Moldez
Chair of ICM Manila
Arlene de Leon
Chief Administrative Officer
John Enguana
Chair of ICMFI

Press Room

ICM in the news! Visit our press room to read how ICM has been making headlines. 


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

Donated 14,246 pairs of shoes
Donated 9.7 million meals in 2016-17
Provided US$64,000 in freight services
Donated 1.7 million meals in 2016-17
Partnered to provide surgical interventions for ultrapoor children
Donated Christmas shoeboxes to ultrapoor children
Donated 340,450 bars of soap
Donated 810,000 meals in 2016-17
Donated 810,000 meals in 2016-17
Provided for 191 medical and 372 malnutrition interventions
Provided discounted research and database building
Connected children to donate their birthday presents to ICM

ICM is a member of:

Association of Foundations
An association of NGOs associated with the private sector in the Philippines
Zero Extreme Poverty (ZEP) Movement
A coalition of NGOs supporting the Sustainable Development Goals. ICM is on the Steering Committee of the Health Cluster and co-lead for Puerto Princesa City
International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD)
Brings together governmental and intergovernmental entities with civil society organisations to harness the positive impact of religion and values in sustainable development and humanitarian assistance
PhilCAN (Philippine Coalition of Advocates for Nutrition Security)
A coalition of 13 NGOs with a special interest in nutrition promotion, policy and legislation
Christian Connections for International Health
A US-based membership organization dedicated to the promotion of wholeness and healing from a Christian perspective
Joint Learning Initiative (JLI)
An international collaboration on evidence for faith groups’ role and contributions to local community health and wellbeing and ending poverty


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.

Contact Us

For general enquiries, you may also email

Mailing Addresses:

Hong Kong: 21/F, Siu On Building, 243 Des Voeux Rd West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

Philippines: Unit 2001, Antel Global Corporate Center, Julia Vargas Avenue, Pasig City, Metro Manila
(+8571-6975 / +8584-3912)

United States: PO Box 2146, La Plata, MD 20646