Our Story

iF Charities, formerly the Israel Idonije Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to impacting communities by providing programs that focus on social and emotional life skills (SEL) and that provide enriching, life-changing opportunities.  We have been serving youth since 2007.

The concept of iF expands the possibilities of what we can do and will guide us to grow our efforts.  iF Charities is focused on loving and supporting tomorrow’s leaders by bringing the community together to transform lives through strategic non-profit, corporate, and individual partnerships.

SEL is a process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. SEL skills are critical to being a good student, citizen, and income earner. Many risk behaviors. (e.g. drug use, violence, bullying, and dropping out) can be prevented or reduced when multi-year, integrated efforts are used to develop students’ social and emotional skills.

These competencies, along with traditional academic knowledge equip a person to succeed in life and to connect with others. By servicing underrepresented communities with a focus on youth development and education, iF strives to deliver life skills and career development to at-risk youth. These skills will provide strong opportunities for future success as well as build better communities as a whole.