International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

Iraqi Children Foundation

aka ICF

Falls Church, VA

Mission

The Iraqi Children Foundation intervenes with love and hope in the lives of Iraqi children who are vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and exploitation by criminals, extremists, and human traffickers. Our mission is to invest in orphans, street children, and displaced children by -
• Being a voice for children with no voice
• Mobilizing resources to invest in education, health, protection, and trauma care
• Emphasizing sustainable hand-up initiatives over hand-outs
• Investing in training and capacity building of Iraqis caring for children

Ruling Year

2009

Executive Director/US Liaison

Cindy Fogleman

Main Address

701 W Broad St Suite 301

Falls Church, VA 22046 USA

Keywords

Orphans, street kids, Iraq, training, children, trauma, ISIS, IDPs, legal, education

EIN

26-1394773

 Number

1770835992

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

At the end of the Iraq War, there were an estimated 800,000 orphans. Approximately 1.3 million kids were displaced by ISIS violence. Thousands of kids work, some begging or selling items on the streets, collecting cans at trash dumps. or working in other risky jobs. Many suffer from trauma and lack key legal documents to go to school and get food or other benefits. These kids are at great risk of abuse, neglect, and exploitation by criminals, extremists, and human traffickers.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Baghdad Street Lawyers and Social Services Project

HOPE BUSES

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

"Number of children who get assistance with important legal documents"

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

At-risk youth,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Baghdad Street Lawyers and Social Services Project

Context notes

Legal documents are required for children to enroll in school or get government support.

"Number of children receiving legal protection and representation"

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Baghdad Street Lawyers and Social Services Project

Context notes

Legal protection is critical for children who are targeted for sex trafficking, falsely accused of a crime, eligible for release from detention, etc., and need competent legal representation.

"Number of children receiving social services (e.g. access to health, help to stop abuse or child labor, etc.)

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

At-risk youth,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Baghdad Street Lawyers and Social Services Project

"Number of children benefitting from a new small home-based business so they don't have to work

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years),

At-risk youth,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Baghdad Street Lawyers and Social Services Project

Context notes

11 new home businesses were started in 2017 to provide income so children don't have to work on the streets, at the dump, or elsewhere.

"Number of girls and boys trained on responding to police, avoiding illegal activities, avoiding exploitation by criminals, and other dangers on the streets.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

At-risk youth,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Baghdad Street Lawyers and Social Services Project

"Number of children tutored"

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

At-risk youth,

K-12 (5-19 years),

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

HOPE BUSES

Context notes

In May 2017, the "HOPE BUS" mobile classroom and center was launched. By year's end, it had provided tutoring and healthy meals for 117 children.

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

The Iraqi Children Foundation seeks to intervene in the lives of Iraq's most vulnerable children at the time they are at greatest risk from terrorists, criminals, human traffickers, abuse and neglect. ICF's goals are to: •Being a voice for children with no voice •Mobilizing resources for education, health, legal protection, and trauma care •Emphasizing sustainable hand-up initiatives over hand-outs •Investing in training and capacity building of Iraqis caring for children

Our strategy for being a "voice for children with no voice" is to raising awareness through the annual 5K and similar events to educate the public on the crisis facing Iraq's children and motivate them to take action. We also do a newsletter, use social media, and are working on a video. Our strategy for mobilizing resources and emphasizing hand up initiatives is to focus on fundraising and partnerships with trusted local Iraqi NGOs staffed by lawyers and social workers, to deliver legal protection, help in ending child labor, access to public school and tutoring, medical care, and nutrition. Our strategy for capacity building is to bring to Iraq top US talent from the award winning Children' Village (CV) of NY to provide psychosocial training and technical assistance/assessment of government and NGO care of orphans and vulnerable children.

Our capabilities rest primarily in the experience and expertise that our Board members and Advisors have in Iraq, our US-based relationship with the award winning Children's Village of New York, and our Iraq-based relationships with two competent and trustworthy Iraqi NGOs. ICF serves as a cost-effective catalyst in identifying and bringing experts to each of the projects we support rather than incurring the high costs of hiring in-house US staff.

* How many orphans, street children, and displaced children receive the legal documents needed to go to school and get benefits * How many children get legal representation and protection *How many children receive social services in health care, to stop working, etc. *How many children receive tutoring, nutrition, social services, and recreation at the Hope Bus * How many participants and sponsors we are able to mobilize for our annual 5K to raise awareness of the crisis facing Iraqi children

*In 2017, this is what ICF accomplished: * 339 children get missing documents needed to enroll in school or get food and other benefits *253 children got legal protection and assistance with the police and courts *125 children were trained to identify dangers on the street and resist offers of pay from criminals or extremists *11 home income projects were invested in so kids no longer had to work. *250 children received social services such as medical care, mediation with families, intervention in cases of abuse, and help in ending child labor. *1,981 children under 5 got medical care at a tent clinic jointly funded by ICF and another charity. * ICF held its 5th annual "IN THEIR SHOES" 5K to raise awareness and funding for Iraqi children.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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