About Us

International Association of Charity Monitoring Organizations
Motivated By Trust
We Are:

ICFO is the international association of national charity monitoring organizations and the worldwide network of ICFO members.

We Ensure That:
Fundraising for charitable purpose is organized and performed in a satisfactory manner and that the administration of the collected funds is adequate.
Our History:
ICFO was founded in 1958 as the association of national charity monitoring organizations. The association is registered in The Netherlands.
Key Reports & Documents:
Read Our Principles For Charity Assessment


Ana Benavides
Fundación Lealtad
Madrid, Spain


Harmienke Kloeze
Centraal Bureau Fondsenwerving CBF
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Secretary General

Javier García
Chihuahua, Mexico


Curtis Towns
Elmira, Canada

Board Member

Elvia Castro
BBB / Wise Giving Alliance
Arlington, USA


International Committee on Fundraising Organizations (ICFO)
Plaza de Manuel Becerra 16, 5º izda
28028 Madrid


Do you share the goals of ICFO?

If you're a new initiative aiming to become a charity monitoring organization or an NPO building donors' trust by setting standards for fundraising charities, then join ICFO today!

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How to Assess Charities Fair and Credible

These principles help to set standards, to evaluate charities against those standards, and to report the result to the public.

About ICFO Principles

The goal is that trustworthiness has been determined in a fair and credible manner.

What is the goal?

The goal is that trustworthiness has been determined in a fair and credible manner.

What is covered by the ICFO Principles?

The shared principles address the following main topics:
1) How to set standards for trustworthy charities
2) How to assess charities if they are trustworthy
3) How to inform on the result of such assessment

ICFO Publications

Find out how to build donors trust with charity monitoring

ICFO – Corona Report

ICFO, 20 May 2020

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