"The ECNs, for me, are a continuation of the very spirit in which ICF was first founded as the Inner City Fund: to engage with communities and support them to reach beyond their grasp."
Diversity, equity, and inclusion at ICF
We are a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality and respect. At ICF, we are not all the same. And that has always been our greatest strength.
What we believe
Read our Inclusion Report
We share a passion for creating lasting and meaningful change that makes the world a better place. Our positive impact is magnified by our different backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives—all coming together to find solutions as unique as the challenges we face.
Our report reaffirms our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and shares our journey, achievements, and intentions for the future.
“We are a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving lives and making the world a better place. We encourage an environment that celebrates diversity and those important moments when new voices are heard and heeded."
"We are more successful when people of different backgrounds, experiences, and points of view come together to find solutions. We actively create opportunities for open, honest discourse and ensure we are driving tangible actions that embrace, celebrate, and grow diversity."
"To solve our clients’ toughest challenges, we must first and foremost invest in our people. We are on a journey to offer programs and practices that foster dialogue, connection, and belonging across diverse teams. We know this work is never done, but we are committed to creating opportunities to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion at ICF, one milestone at a time."
Our diversity, equity, and inclusion program
Inclusive culture and community building
Accountability and transparency
How we connect
Our Employee Community Networks connect us by common characteristics, interests, and goals. More than just a place for networking and support, they foster our professional development, community outreach, and business impact.
"I hope members will ultimately feel like they can bring their entire self to the work they lead and support at ICF. In doing so, I believe ICF will truly be able to benefit by all of the diverse skills, talents, and capabilities of all staff."
Diverse abilities employees
“I have a lot of lived experience and knowledge that I can share as part of breaking down barriers to work accessibility. I also would like to learn from others about what best practices, technology, and information is available to people like me in order to further grow in my career.”
⏤Julia Schaeman, Senior Research Scientist
First nations and indigenous peoples employees
"The ECNs are an excellent forum to celebrate the diversity among our ICF family, and provide important, safe learning environments for us to grow and learn from each other. It’s our collective appreciation of our differences that contributes to a deeper, more meaningful understanding of ourselves and our clients."
Hispanic and Latinx employees
"ICF does a lot of interesting, meaningful work that makes a positive difference, one project at a time. I hope that members feel supported and motivated to do more great work that is rewarding on many levels."
—Pablo Topete, Senior Lead Research Scientist
"If we continue creating the support channels and resources necessary for LGBTQIA+ employees to excel in their professional lives, the positive impact will ripple throughout ICF."
—Jason Clevenger, Manager, Community Development
“I chose to step up and be involved with the Veterans ECN primarily because I understand the unique challenges that veterans must face when integrating into the civilian world and how easy it is to become a statistic without guidance, leadership, and opportunity.”
—Jeremy Tompson, Senior Training Specialist
"Our ECN is a collaborative platform, where women at ICF can network, exchange their intersectoral knowledge, share their experiences and ideas, and encourage each other."
—Shivali Dwivedi, Senior Energy Analyst
of employees feel like they belong at ICF
of employees see ICF's progress in building a more diverse and inclusive organization
of people managers are female
of new hires are non-white
(in countries where we are permitted to collect this data)