Engaging Coaching for Humanity and the Planet

2023 Calls for Applications

The ICF Foundation is seeking applications for the 2023 Ignite Initiative from ICF credentialed coaches and ICF Chapters interested in creating social impact projects in their communities, aligned with the United Nations Global Goals. Ignite projects are six months coaching engagements to support any of the United Nations 17 Global Goals, offered by ICF credentialed coaches and ICF Chapters and organizations aligned with the UN Global Goals.

For 2023, the ICF Foundation is seeking:

How do ICF chapters and ICF credentialed coaches benefit from creating Ignite projects?

  • Offer pro bono coaching hours for members seeking PCC and MCC credentials.
  • Develop, launch, and implement social impact projects.
  • Opportunity to build up eligibility for ICF chapter recognition awards.
  • Opportunity to promote member and volunteer engagement.
  • Support social impact organizations in your community.

Deadline to apply: April 14th, 2023

Ignite application for ICF Chapters

Ignite application for eligible organizations

Ignite application for CIO Members

Ignite application for ICF Credentialed Coaches

For more details on the Ignite Roadmap
For more details on the Ignite Toolkit

Another call for applications will be issued in August 2023.


Imagine One ICF connected through the positive impact of coaching. The spark of light to ignite humanity! When we share the power of coaching with our world, we have the power to ignite our local communities and spark a global impact.

Through pro bono coaching projects, the Ignite Initiative uses the collective power of ICF chapters, members and credential holders to accelerate the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

Video Testimonials

Discover what our ICF Foundation partners have to say.

Stories of Ignite Impact

Together, we will ignite social progress.

The ICF Foundation believes that coaching is a transformative partnership. Coaches engaged with educational organizations, supporting leaders to be even better on behalf of the people they serve, is how we envision accelerating social progress. Join us!

Learn More

The Ignite Road Map provides a framework and inspirational case studies for your Ignite Initiative.

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Overview and Impact

Full program findings for the ICF Foundation’s Ignite Initiative for Education (UN GG #4). This report includes reach, demographics, and coaching impact.