Founded in 2004, the ICF Foundation is a separate nonprofit entity from the International Coach Federation. The objectives of the Foundation are:
- To create and maintain a volunteer service of professional business and life coaches offering pro bono coaching;
- To conduct research and commission member studies on a variety of topics on issues related to the coaching profession;
- To fund and provide scholarships and/or financial assistance for individual ICF members interested in attending coach training schools; and
- To carry out other activities consistent with the organization's 501(c)(3) purposes.