About ICSC Foundation

Who We Are

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is a member-based organization that provides intelligence, networking, advocacy and shared best practices on a global platform for the retail real estate industry.

The ICSC Foundation is the charitable arm of ICSC. As a 501(c)(3) public charity, the ICSC Foundation ensures a sustainable future for the industry by attracting the best talent and promoting the industry’s charitable endeavors. Your support:

  • Provides educational opportunities that encourage outstanding talent to enter and remain in the retail real estate industry.
  • Promotes, recognizes and spotlights the charitable initiatives of shopping centers, and provides cash grants to industry non-profit partners.

Gifts to the ICSC Foundation are tax deductible in the U.S. and Canada.

Why We Matter

For 26 years, the ICSC Foundation has been reinforcing ICSC’s stellar reputation and integrity. Today, we continue that tradition by supporting and highlighting the charitable work of ICSC members. The philanthropic efforts of these companies and individuals are a credit to the industry, and most importantly, help meet the needs of the communities we serve.

Moreover, given changes in the current economy and the rapidly-evolving face of the shopping center industry, it is more important than ever to support the development of highly skilled and capable professionals who will lead the industry into the future.  Commitment to an energetic, diverse industry drives our educational programming.

What We Do

Scholarships and Awards

ICSC Foundation's scholarships provide monetary support and recognition to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, as well as up-and-coming professionals.

These awards:

  • Groom stellar professionals to lead the industry into the future.
  • Promote the industry as an exciting professional opportunity.
  • Bring qualified job candidates to the attention of ICSC members.

Since 2007, the ICSC Foundation has presented scholarships to nearly 480 individuals. That represents $1.4 million investment in education to help strengthen the retail real estate industry.

Check out all our professional education scholarship, academic scholarship, educational awards and diversity scholarships/awards.

Community Outreach

The ICSC Foundation addresses community needs around the world, promotes community engagement within the industry, and recognizes the charitable endeavors of industry leaders.

Since 2007, Community Support Awards have been given to over 67 unique shopping centers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa. The awards recognize a variety of corporate social responsibility and community outreach efforts.

Check out the Community Support Award competitions and the #MindfulMalls campaign.