"As societies build walls of separation between communities,
ICAAD works to remove each brick to illuminate our common humanity"

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Planned gifts

ICAAD’s impact will continue to improve communities around the world long past our lives. Consider a bequest to promote substantive equality for the future generations in your will, living trust, or through your life insurance or retirement assets. Planned gifts may allow you to reduce the estate costs of your heirs, income tax, or minimize capital gains tax. To plan your giving contact us at info@icaad.ngo.

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Employer Gift Matching

Companies are often excited to support their employees, retirees and spouses philanthropic giving through sponsored matching programs by doubling or even tripling your charitable contribution. Ask your Human Resources department or contact us to find out if your company will match your contribution.

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Monthly Giving

Your monthly gift helps sustain ICAAD work around the world. Monthly recurring gifts are easy to set up, and you help to create a consistent source of donations on to support our projects. Monthly giving also allows ICAAD to prepare for emergency interventions. Visit our donation page to setup a monthly gift.

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Donate to Honor Someone in Your Life

Give a charitable contribution in tribute or to honor a special person in your life. Contact us to make your gift.

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Celebrate a Special Occasion

Encourage your friends & family to support ICAAD’s programs to celebrate your special occasion. Get in touch for more information.

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#RaiseYourShield

This Civil Rights and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’d like to challenge you to reflect on how fear may have influenced your opinions, especially of others, and to take a step towards the courage to overcome those fears. Why the focus on fear you might ask?

Famed marketer and author Simon Sinek in his book “Start with Why” outlines six typical manipulations used in sales and marketing, one of which is the use of fear. On fear, Sinek says, “When fear is being employed, facts are incidental. Deeply seated in our biological drive to survive, that emotion cannot be quickly wiped away with facts and figures.”

In the current political atmosphere, in the U.S. and around the globe, fear is often used by politicians and campaigners to polarize debates and to demonize marginalized communities, using them as scapegoats for the real economic, social, and political challenges that societies face.

Martin Luther King, Jr. understood how important fear is, so much so that he gave a sermon on it named “Antidotes for Fear.” It’s worth reading in its entirety, especially because it recognizes the importance, necessity, and creativity of fear (kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/draft-chapter-xiv-mastery-fear-or-antidotes-fear). However, particularly pertinent section was highlighted by King’s wife Coretta Scott King in her book “My life with Martin Luther King, Jr”:

“First Martin spoke of the many kinds of fear that troubled men and women in this period of change and "calamitous uncertainty"— fear of illness or economic disaster, fear of personal inadequacy in our highly competitive society. More terrible was the fear of death, even racial annihilation, in this atomic age, when the whole world teetered on "a balance of terror . . . fearful lest some diplomatic faux pas ignite a frightful holocaust."

"Some fears are normal and necessary," he said, like the fear of snakes in a jungle, but when they become neurotic and unchecked, they paralyze the will and reduce a man to apathy or despair. He quoted Emerson, who wrote, "He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear."

How, then, to overcome fear? First, Martin said, "We must un-flinchingly face our fears . . . this confrontation will, to some measure, grant us power. . . . "Second, we can master fear through one of the supreme virtues known to man— courage . . . courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear.”"

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