Legal Status


IICD - Global Non-Profit for a Change 

IICD was incorporated in November 1986 as a Massachusetts not-for-profit educational organization. IICD, Inc. is an independent non-profit. August 1987 the Internal Revenue Service determined that IICD is an organization as described in the revenue code 501(c) 3. This means that IICD is exempt from federal taxation of its educational activities and that donors can deduct donations to IICD from the income declared in their tax return.

Additionally, the commonwealth of Massachusetts has granted IICD, Inc exemption from state taxes and from Massachusetts state sales tax. In 1989 staff and students started extensive fundraising in Massachusetts and other states. IICD has soliciting permits in 15 states on the East coast and renew these annually.

IICD is also approved to participate in the Combined Federal Campaigns through the Federation "Do Unto Others" and has earned the right to use the seal of Independent Charities in America.

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News From IICD
Our volunteers made this blogs while they worked in Mozambique and Zambia, Africa. An honest and authentic point of view of their project.
"As we stand on the edge of a new millennium, we dream of a tomorrow without hunger… Worrying about starving future generations won't feed them. Food biotechnology will."
It’s like this proverb from Sobonfu Some: “In the tribal life, one is forced to slow down, to experience the now and commune with the earth and nature. Patience is a must; no one seems to understand the meaning of “hurry up”.”
TO CAST OFF ONE'S CHAINS BUT TO LIVE IN A WAY THAT RESPECTS AND ENHANCES THE FREEDOM OF OTHERS" NELSON MANDELA
that the earth is NOT coming to an end on December 21st 2012 as predicted by some of our forefarthers
Aurora, Feoli and Takashi share their experiences in Brazil.
Friends Forever is arranging sales exhibitions "Master Sculptors of Zimbabwe and their Works" worldwide. Read more on http://www.friendsforeverzimbabwe.com
then the villagers could be free from the grasp of the loan sharks. That is what I did. I never imagined that this would become my calling in life.
that my six months in Lamego, Sofala state in Mozambique, would be such a great time in my life before getting there
but at the end you will get a bigger reward that only this experience can give you……. in my case it was…… humility.
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