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Giving Back at ICE

Supporting the communities where we live and work

We believe that it’s important to make a difference by helping others in our communities. We pursue that goal through financial support and volunteering our time and talents. Our philanthropic efforts reach a diverse set of causes driven by our employees, customers and the communities in which we live.

See how ICE approaches sustainability

Employee-driven giving

We think it's important to support the communities where we live and work, and we think our employees are best suited to know where those needs are. We match charitable contributions for employees up to $5,000 annually. Learn more about working for ICE.


Financial education

Financial education is the cornerstone of our charitable efforts. It's not just closely aligned to our business; we have a vested interest in creating a more inclusive financial system, educating the next generation of investors and entrepreneurs and empowering people to take control of their financial well-being. Here are some of the financial education programs we support.

NYSE Future Investors

Designing financial curriculum for sustained impact

We underwrite financial education for grade school and high school students in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York and San Francisco.


The NYSE Future Investors program includes three sets of curricula: financial education basics for grade school students, advanced instruction on investing and markets for high school students and data science knowledge and skills for high school students.

2021-2022 school year results


Students received access to financial and data sciences education


Schools in low-to-moderate income schools


Average increase in knowledge measured through pre- and post-testing


Grade school financial education
Financial education for grade school students focuses on foundational understanding of financial concepts. A baseline knowledge of how money works and how to use it sets students up for success as they learn about more complicated concepts in the future.

Our program reached 1,529 students in 48 schools during the 2021-2022 school year in California, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts and New York. Assessment scores showed a 49% increase in knowledge and understanding.

High school investment and markets education
This program takes students beyond individual financial decisions to introduce them to larger economic and market concepts. Students learn about individual investing and how their future investments impact, and are impacted by, the larger economy.

After completing the course, more students report feeling prepared to understand how the economy impacts them personally, how to decide when to invest and report feeling better prepared to accomplish long-term financial goals in their adult lives.

Our program reached 1,395 students in 21 schools in Georgia during the 2021-2022 school year. Assessment scores showed a 50% increase in knowledge and understanding.

Data science knowledge and skills
This program familiarizes students with a variety of modern data techniques and their applications. This curriculum is also a resource to help close the gender gap in data sciences. Women are under-represented in data careers, making up only about 30% of all data professionals and only 18% of Data Scientists, according to a Harnham report. After taking this course, a greater percentage of female students showed increased interest in data visualization, predictive analytics and data mining.

Our program reached 394 students in 23 schools in Illinois, Massachusetts and New York during the 2021-2022 school year. Assessment scores showed an 89% increase in knowledge and understanding.

Hear from participants

“I love how the course connects real life skills to curriculum-based skills. And, of course, that it is free for educators to use.”
- Teacher

“I like how the course gives real-life examples of how the financial market affects people. I also liked how it gives you games that help make the course both fun and easier to understand. This course was a lot of fun and it taught me a lot of information that I will use in the future in my financial journey.”
- Student

“I like how it enhances what I am teaching the in the classroom, giving my students real world application of mathematics.”
- Teacher

“I'm really glad my school recommended this platform. I really got to learn a lot about how you put in money, invest and save money for the future. It was a very interesting and fruitful journey to go about and learn. I really liked it!”
- Student
“[This program] is a self-led program which allows students to relate to real-world scenarios.”
- Teacher
“I liked the investment game because it gave me a taste about what researching different stocks would be like and what information to look out for. It was also fun seeing how my stocks would grow over time and help my future goals like paying off student loan debt and retiring.”
- Student
“This course would help me with analyzing and sharing data in any aspects of my life especially in a job even if you're not in the data science field.”
- Student

Additional programs

Habitat for Humanity

"Intercontinental Exchange is proud to call Atlanta our home and dedicated to helping make the Westside a vibrant neighborhood."

Jeffrey C. Sprecher, Chairman & CEO, Intercontinental Exchange

From its roots in our home state of Georgia, to its global presence today reaching 1,400 communities across the U.S. and 70 countries around the world, Habitat for Humanity has a vision that everyone deserves a decent place to live.

For the past several years, our employees have joined together to help build a house in Atlanta as part of those efforts.

Westside Future Fund

How a world-class city embraces growth and prosperity

Intercontinental Exchange is proud to support Atlanta's Westside Future Fund.

Why the Westside?

Four neighborhoods make up Atlanta’s historic Westside – Vine City, English Avenue, Ashview Heights and Atlanta University Center. They also define the Westside Future Fund’s boundaries and are the focus of its mission: to organize and fuel Westside revitalization efforts so the area may grow, and its residents succeed. The Westside Future Fund advances its mission by connecting resources with needs; convening the right people around the table; collaborating on strategies; and coordinating all these efforts, which are vital to the Westside's long-term success.

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Supporting relief efforts in each of the cities around the world where ICE has offices.

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