The i-Care Fund America Inc.
The i-Care Fund America Inc. (iCF) is a not for profit organization that solicits funds from donors, who may/may not give advice on which charitable organizations the funds should be channeled to. The i-Care Fund America Inc. ensures that these funds reach charitable organizations that are doing good work on ground. The iCF also monitors and evaluates the performance of these charitable organizations and helps them to improve their working capacity. The iCF also reports back to the donors as to how their donations were utilized. The iCF focuses in the areas of Healthcare, Education & Vocational Training, Shelter & Safety Net and Poverty Alleviation. The i-Care Fund America Inc. is first Pakistan focused donor-advised charitable fund (DAF). This is a way of giving charity in which the donor, an organization, family, or individual, gives their donation to the DAF, for onward transmission to preferably the charitable organization of the donor’s choice. The iCF offers the opportunity for a hassle free, low cost, flexible vehicle for charitable giving as an alternative to direct giving or creating a private foundation. Donors enjoy administrative convenience as iCF does the due diligence and all management aspects for them, enjoy cost savings and obtain tax advantages by conducting their grant making through the platform of iCF. The iCF also make available its counsel to the various charities that it works with, for ways to improve their governance, instill transparency and ethical practices, put proper accounting and reporting practices in place and finally to help them in improving delivery of their projects.
Educate International is a registered charity in UK promoting education in the under-served communities. It is working hand-in-hand with TMF & SIH to provide opportunities and facilities to deserving students in Pakistan to acquire education.
Sister Concerns in Pakistan
The same group of philanthropic expatriate Pakistanis, who in 1987 founded Tameer-e-Millat Foundation to promote education in Pakistan, also established Shifa International Hospital a state-of-the-art tertiary care medical facility in the heart of Islamabad in 1993.
Parallel to that, in 1992 Shifa Foundation (SF) was also set up for providing affordable medical treatment to deserving patients. At the moment, SF is offering inexpensive in-patient and out-patient facilities to less privileged communities. In addition, SF is also running internationally recognized medical institutions; Shifa College of Medicine and Shifa College of Nursing.
Tameer-e-Millat Foundation and Shifa Foundation are sister organizations, each working in its own area for the progress, development and uplifting of the nation. Where the former is catering to the ethical, moral and spiritual health of the nation by means of knowledge and education, the latter is easing pain and suffering of our under-privileged brethren and also developing healing hands for the future. After the launch of Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University (STMU), Educational services rendered by both TMF and SF will come under one umbrella.