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2019 ICF Foundation Gift of Coaching Awards

Please review award terms and conditions below and then click on the "Submit a Nomination" button to begin. 

The 2019 Gift of Coaching Awards will be presented in two categories:

  • The Single Initiative category will recognize an ICF Chapter for a single, impactful nonprofit partnership initiative with pro bono coaching at its heart. To be eligible for consideration, the initiative must have launched prior to January 1, 2019. ICF Foundation Ignite initiatives are not eligible for recognition in this category.
  • The Portfolio category will recognize an ICF Chapter for its portfolio of three (3) or more impactful nonprofit pro bono coaching initiatives. To be eligible for consideration, at least one initiative in the Portfolio must have launched prior to January 1, 2019. An ICF Foundation Ignite initiative may be included in the Portfolio.

As part of this application, you will be required to submit the name and email address of the primary contact person at your nonprofit partner organization. (If you apply in the Portfolio category, you'll be required to provide this information for every nonprofit partner organization that you include.) This individual will receive an automatically generated email from the ICF Foundation with a link to provide additional information regarding the coaching initiative. We strongly encourage you to contact this individual to let them know this email is on its way, and to collaborate on the form. 

Application forms and completed forms from all nonprofit partners must be finalized and received via this online submission system by November 4, 2019, at 2 p.m. (New York). Applications that are not completed and submitted by the deadline will not be reviewed.  

All applicants will be notified of their application status by January 31, 2020. The ICF Foundation will publicly announce the 2019 award winners in March at the 2020 ICF Global Leaders Forum.

Award Terms and Conditions

If you agree to the below terms and conditions, click on the "Submit a Nomination" button to complete an award application. 

  • For a Single Initiative application, the Chapter began implementation of its pro bono coaching initiative prior to January 1, 2019. For a Portfolio application, the Chapter began implementation of at least one of its pro bono coaching initiatives prior to January 1, 2019.
  • The Chapter's pro bono coaching initiative or portfolio of initiatives supports individuals engaged in the nonproft context; i.e., a nonprofit or nongovernmental organization's staff or the population that it serves.
  • The Chapter's pro bono coaching initiative or portfolio of initiatives establishes a significant coaching presence in the geographic area served by the Chapter.
  • During the application review process, the Chapter Leader (or a suitable designee) and a contact at the nonprofit partner organization(s) will be prepared to provide the panel of judges with additional/clarifying information about their coaching initiative. This may include a telephone interview with ICF Foundation staff, Board of Trustees members and/or Gift of Coaching judges.
  • Participating ICF Chapters and their nonprofit partners consent to provide ICF and the ICF Foundation with additional information about their coaching initiative that may be incorporated in future press releases, testimonials, case studies, and/or other marketing materials.
  • 2018 Gift of Coaching Award winners and honorable mention recipients may not apply for a Gift of Coaching Award in 2019.

Returning Award Applicants

If you have started an award application and need to finalize your information, or if you would like to download a copy of your application, please log in to the award system to the left by using your ICF member log in details or the user login ID you created when starting your application. Select the "My Applications" link once logged in.