ICON Community Care
Some companies call community involvement “corporate social responsibility” – at ICON, we just call it “doing the right thing.”
We’re blessed to live in a country with opportunities, and we feel it’s only natural for us to be involved with our community and share our success.
ICON is committed to provide our time, expertise and resources to organizations who can demonstrate a specific need for our help, have a plan to make (or are already making) an impact on the community, and have a method of measuring the impact produced by their work.
We give preference to organizations that support Veterans, and we support organizations across all 50 states.
ICON’s vision is three-fold:
Supporting Younger Unemployed Veterans Return to Work
According to PBS, 21.4% of American veterans ages 18-24 are unemployed. We hope to reduce the unemployment rate for these veterans. We help to achieve this goal by supporting organizations that focus on helping younger veterans return to work through on-the-job training, career counseling, or job placement programs.
Supporting Homeless Veterans with Access to Mental Health Resources
The second part of our community vision is to decrease the number of homeless Veterans in America. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs estimates that approximately 131,000 homeless veterans are sleeping on the streets at any given night. This is unacceptable.
Approximately 45% of these men and women who swore an oath to lay down their lives for our country suffer from mental illness and do not have adequate access to health care or rehabilitation centers that can make a meaningful difference in their lives.
Other Community-Based Initiatives Non-Veteran Related
Third and finally, although Veteran-based programs will receive a weighted preference for support from ICON, we are accepting other non-veteran based program support applications.
How to Apply for Support
Are you looking for non-profit or other community support? Please contact us here and have an outline covering the following:
- An overview of your organization and organization type
- An overview of your project (what, when, where, why, how)
- What type(s) of resources you are looking for
- The community impact of your project
- How the community impact will be measured
- Primary contact for the project
- Any supporting documentation
Once you apply for support, one of our dedicated staff members will get in touch with you with a decision regarding our ability to support your project.