ICF Foundation honors ICF Chapters for work with nonprofit organizations.

Lexington, Kentucky, USA— The International Coach Federation (ICF) Foundation presented its 2016 Culture of Giving and Gift of Coaching Awards at an March 24, 2017, ceremony held during the ICF Global Leaders Forum in Warsaw, Poland.

The ICF Foundation’s Gift of Coaching Awards program recognizes ICF Chapters with impactful pro bono coaching initiatives that make a difference in their local communities. 2016 applicants were judged according to four criteria: mission and vision alignment, governance systems, learning insights, and measurable outcomes demonstrating participant value and positive community impact.

“We are inspired by the stories of success and impact shared by our ICF Chapters,” said Paula Cushing, president of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. “We knew that impact and influence were happening locally, and to observe the inspired influence that participants in each community enjoyed strengthens our commitment to encourage these programs throughout the world.”

ICF Singapore received the 2016 ICF Foundation Culture of Giving Award for its demonstrated success in creating a portfolio of impactful pro bono coaching initiatives and ongoing commitment to the Foundation’s ideals and values.

Recently, Singapore’s social services sector has seen rapid expansion, yet most of these services lack the necessary resources, finances and knowledge to develop their human capital. To help fill this gap, in 2008 ICF Singapore created Coaches for Community (C4C) to deliver pro bono coaching to leaders and beneficiaries of several nonprofit organizations. The C4C initiative has evolved into a sophisticated program that served more than 70 nonprofit leaders and beneficiaries last year. ICF Singapore has also established a long-term partnership with the Centre for Non-Profit Leadership (CNPL); through last year’s CNPL partnership ICF Singapore Members delivered coaching to 48 nonprofit leaders.

ICF Mumbai earned a 2016 Culture of Giving honorable mention for its work with nongovernmental organizations in India, as well as the Navi Mumbai Police.

ICF France received the 2016 ICF Foundation Gift of Coaching Award for its partnership with the Confédération Nationale des Juniors-Entreprises. Through the partnership, ICF France coaches provide pro bono coaching to managers, team members or volunteers from any French Junior Enterprise (JE). Program participants reported high satisfaction with the coaching experience, and 84 percent of JEs that used ICF coaches said they’d like to keep coaching as a tool. As a result of the initiative, use of coaching by JEs is expanding across Europe.

ICF Turkey earned a 2016 Gift of Coaching honorable mention for its ongoing partnership with the Association for the Support of Contemporary Living.

Founded in 2004, the ICF Foundation is a nonprofit organization partnering with the International Coach Federation to create societal change. The Foundation’s core purpose is to influence humanity’s evolution through coaching partnerships that strengthen every social, economic, educational and governmental structure by influencing individual priorities toward compassionate, life-affirming choices. Learn more at FoundationofICF.org.

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