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International Orthodox Christian Charities, Inc.

Inspired by faith. Driven by purpose.

aka IOCC   |   Baltimore, MD   |  https://www.iocc.org

Mission

IOCC, in the spirit of Christ's love, offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond. VISION We envision that, by God’s grace, IOCC will respond, without discrimination, to those who are suffering and in need, to enable them to continue to improve their own lives and communities and to have means to live with dignity, respect and hope. COMMITMENT & CONTEXT IOCC, an agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, represents Orthodox Christians in North America and understands its work to include developing in Orthodox Christians a commitment to philanthropy and global cooperative involvement in the work of the Orthodox Church.

Ruling year info

1992

Executive Director and CEO

Constantine Triantafilou

Main address

110 West Road Suite 360

Baltimore, MD 21204 USA

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EIN

25-1679348

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

IOCC, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond. We envision that, by God’s grace, IOCC will enable those suffering and in need to continue to improve their own lives and communities and to have means to live with dignity, respect, and hope. Since its inception in 1992, IOCC and its partners have provided more than $771 million in relief and development programs to people in over 60 countries. Current programs focus on emergency preparedness and response; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); sustainable livelihoods; food security and agriculture; and health, in places including the Balkans, Ethiopia, Greece, Lebanon, Syria, Ukraine, Uganda, and the United States.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Emergency Preparedness & Response

IOCC has responded to many of the largest and most complicated humanitarian crises around the world in the past 30+ years, including the war in former Yugoslavia, conflict in Georgia, conflict in Syria, the migrant crisis in Europe, the Beirut explosion, and conflict in Ukraine. IOCC is committed to saving lives and mitigating suffering in challenging security, logistical, and political environments.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

IOCC offers food assistance for people facing emergencies and seeks to jump-start sustainable development so people can improve their food security, production, and income. Work includes prepaid grocery cards so people can shop for locally grown food; school feeding programs for students and their families; microloans that help smallholder farmers grow build up production over time and become reliable employers in their communities; and business training and specialized equipment that help microbusinesses and agricultural associations thrive, even amid economic crisis.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Core to IOCC’s work are programs addressing specific health needs and improving access to medical care, including in refugee camps and informal settlements, in urban areas where refugees reside, and in underserved host communities. Programs have assisted people with disabilities or screened for visual and hearing impairments, malnutrition, and COVID-19. Training health professionals and community leaders and coordinating with local health workers and facilities help make quality care available to more people.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

The reliable ways we access clean water, the faucets and flush toilets we take for granted every hour of every day, are science fiction to a third of the world’s population. For farmers and families in many underdeveloped countries around the world, here’s what’s missing: a kitchen sink to wash dishes, a faucet to drink clean water, a place to wash clothes that doesn't double as a drinking pond, an indoor bathroom, a crop irrigation system. IOCC helps communities in need by creating access to clean water and promoting health through sanitation programs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

IOCC’s livelihoods programs, often initiated during or shortly after a crisis, are designed to create sustainable long-term solutions for individuals, helping them increase marketable skills, generate income, and engage in meaningful employment. Loans, vocational training, life-skills building, and job fairs are all part of a broad-based approach.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people served by sustainable livelihoods programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Sustainable Livelihoods

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people served by WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people served by emergency preparedness and response programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Emergency Preparedness & Response

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people served by food security and agriculture programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food Security & Agriculture

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people served by health programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Health

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. IOCC provides both humanitarian aid and development programs.
2. IOCC partners with the Orthodox Church and other organizations to deliver humanitarian aid and development programs to people in need, and to respond to humanitarian crises.
3. IOCC strategically communicates with and raises awareness among its various audiences about IOCC’s work in order to educate and strengthen engagement with IOCC.
4. IOCC grows by expanding its business development capacity and increasing its organizational competitiveness.
5. IOCC collaborates internally in ways that help realize its mission and values.

• IOCC initiatives are compassionate, transparent, and measurably effective, reflecting the highest standards of responsibility and accountability in every aspect of work.
• IOCC responds to humanitarian needs through emergency and development programs that may be carried out in cooperation with Orthodox, ecumenical, and interfaith partners and governmental and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
• IOCC adheres to widely accepted humanitarian standards, ensuring its programs meet them and, where appropriate, contribute to attaining the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
• IOCC programs place a premium on the safety of its staff, partners, and all those it serves in every aspect of its operations.
• IOCC programs respect the culture and experience of local and international partners and therefore are field driven and collaborative.
• IOCC works in the name of all Orthodox Christians and therefore is responsible to Orthodox faithful worldwide.
• IOCC engages with and adapts innovation and technological changes where possible to improve the efficiency of program delivery and to better serve beneficiaries.
• IOCC is a learning institution that supports the professional growth and development of its staff, investing in internal knowledge transfer and sharing.
• IOCC fosters community reconciliation and ensures that mechanisms are in place to prevent and respond to all forms of abuse and exploitation of human beings.

In over 30 years of operation, IOCC has developed considerable experience and expertise across a
range of sectors, including food security, microcredit lending, health, nutrition, agriculture, shelter,
infrastructure, education, income generation, capacity building, and civil society development through
programs that allow communities to lift themselves out of poverty and achieve economic sustainability.
While IOCC continues initiatives across multiple sectors responding to the needs of communities facing
varied development challenges, its work is now focused on five key sectors: emergency preparedness and response; sustainable livelihoods; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); health; and food security and agriculture.

Since 1992, IOCC has provided more than $771 million dollars in emergency relief and development assistance to more than 60 countries worldwide.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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International Orthodox Christian Charities, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Jasmina Boulanger

John V. Sobchak

His Eminence Metropolitan Nicolae Condrea

Liaison to IOCC from the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops

George Djurasovic

Gayle F. Malone

Secretary

George M. Marcus

Honorary Board Member

Charles R. Ajalat

Honorary Board Member, Co-Founder

Dimitri Zgourides

Treasurer

Kimberly Adams-Angelos

Jasmina T. Boulanger

Chairman of the Board

Frank B. Cerra

Vice-Chairman

Demetri Papacostas

Fr. Michael Ellias

Mark D. Stavropoulos

Fr. Evan Armatas

Lorraine George-Harik

Panayiotis (Pano) Kanelos

Board leadership practices

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  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes