As part of their mission, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents fight against the sexual exploitation of children and human trafficking.

Their diligent efforts help rescue these vulnerable victims, and while they cannot erase the trauma of their past, they can provide those they save with hope for the future.

We must remember, however, that the rescue is often only the beginning of the very long process of recovery and reintegration. Victims still face the issues that made them such a vulnerable population, such as poverty, the lack of a support system and minimal access to necessary resources, which is why the ICE Foundation pursues ways to help sex trafficking victims in the US.

From our network of survivors and advocates to our Granting Courage Initiative, we focus on the long-term needs of sex trafficking survivors. We want to help them rebuild their lives by providing them with the tools they need to live independently.

Our scholarships for survivors of human trafficking give victims the ability to earn a quality education or to receive useful training. We hope to nurture them so that they can become advocates themselves.

Through our efforts, we continue to raise awareness and resources for this growing issue with the hope that all survivors feel supported as they continue their paths of healing.

A small donation can make a big difference in these human trafficking victims lives.

Please join us in extending hope toward human trafficking victims so that each one can build a new life in safety and dignity. For information about how you can help, contact us today.



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Effective December 31, 2018, the Board of the ICE Foundation recently voted to officially close down the foundation and cease all operations.  However, an entirely new and separate organization, the Homeland Security Philanthropy Council, has been created and will take up many of the positive legacy programs of the former ICE Foundation.  The Homeland Security Philanthropy Council will be similar to the ICE Foundation but will assume a broader remit to assist law enforcement agencies within the Department of Homeland Security. ICE Foundation Executive Director James Barchiesi and several ICE Foundation Board members will help with the transition and continue their philanthropic efforts by supporting the Homeland Security Philanthropy Council.  However, it is important to clarify that the ICE Foundation will sunset at the end of 2018 and that the Homeland Security Philanthropy Council will be a new entity without any official connection to the former ICE Foundation. The ICE Foundation Board members would like to sincerely thank the many generous supporters of the ICE Foundation who have assisted our efforts over the years to support the ICE mission and the men and women of ICE and their families.

For further information about the Homeland Security Philanthropy Council please see their website