For more than five decades Intereligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) has assisted hundreds of
community organizations and public policy groups –by providing technical assistance, training organizers, making and
administering grants, and using our global network of grassroots organizers, clergy, and other professionals to advance
the struggles of oppressed people for justice and self-determination.
IFCO’s mission is to support the poor and disenfranchised in developing and sustaining community organizations to fight
human and civil rights injustices. In pursuit of this mission, IFCO promotes funds and coordinates domestic and
international community development efforts -programs designed to improve people’s own communities.
The first national foundation controlled by people of color, IFCO has acted as a bridge between predominantly mainline
churches and community groups conceived of and run by people of color; as a broker for the channeling of
interdenominational support; and as a resource bank supporting the work of congregations and organizations engaged
in the work of community-building. IFCO has acted as a monitor, supporting self-determination by the poor, the
hungry, and the exploited and insuring that their needs are not sacrificed for the priorities of the privileged in American
society. IFCO has acted as a catalyst and a conscience in the movement for social justice.
This is our continuing commitment to our family; Some of whom are living, many of whom have passed away, and most
of whom are yet unborn…