OUR PURPOSE

The ICE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the mission and the 20,000-plus employees worldwide who comprise US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in part, through financial aid, awareness campaigns and scholarships. We also strive to assist victims of immigration- and customs-related crimes, such as human trafficking, through educational scholarships for college and vocational training.

WE’RE HERE TO PROMOTE PUBLIC SAFETY AND A SECURE AMERICA

Support the Mission

We aid ICE in developing and maintaining relationships with all levels of law enforcement in the United States, as well as international law enforcement and public and private corporations. These networks are central to protecting America’s infrastructure from sabotage, guarding our intellectual property and identifying and removing national security threats.

Honor Those Who Serve

When the unthinkable happens, we’re there to support the agency’s employees. The foundation provides financial assistance to the families of agents injured and killed in the line of duty.

Heal Those Rescued

ICE is the United States’ principal agency responsible for policing human trafficking and child exploitation. The foundation supports that effort by helping to reintegrate the victims of such crimes by providing them with educational financial aid and access to resources.

Heighten Public Awareness

Beyond our campaigns to educate the public about the potential threats to our borders and the agency’s role in combatting them, the foundation also provides educational scholarships to exemplary children who’ve been identified by federal law enforcement and the military for demonstrating a commitment to their communities and country.

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