ICS is a non-profit organization that is run by unpaid volunteers. Thousands of people representing several Indian cultures contribute to the success and growth of ICS every year. It is a non-religious cultural organization aimed at people of Indian origin and people interested in the Indian culture.
ICS is certified by the State of Florida as a non-profit organization and also by IRS as a 501(c)3 non-profit. Click here to see the 501(c)(3) Certificate and Florida Tax Exempt Certificate DR-14. Our IRS Taxpayer/Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 20-8604076.
That means your contributions to ICS are tax deductible under section 170 of Internal Revenue Code.
ICS was formed in Jacksonville, FL in 1972 to promote and celebrate Indian cultural and national programs. Since then, ICS enriched the lives of thousands of people interested in Indian culture, of Indian background or otherwise. The management of ICS has changed every year, but the fundamentals of the organization have remained the same – namely, serving the community.
Read more about the detailed, year-by-year, history of ICS here.
ICS celebrates several Indian holidays and festivals, including India Day (Republic Day of India), Holi (Spring Festival), Independence Day of India, and Diwali (Fall Holiday Festival). See our events page for more information on our events.
We raise our funds through membership fees, sponsorships, donations, fund-raisers and sales through volunteers. We have a large base of members, as well as of non-members who attend our events. Members get admission for free or at discounted rates.
If you need to contact us for any reason, please visit the executive committee page and contact one of the officers there, or for queries of general nature, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For marketing information, please visit Marketing with ICS page and fill out the marketing contact form.