The International Community Foundation's team consists of international development and nonprofit professionals who are leaders in the field. The foundation's staff members are multilingual and have lived and traveled throughout the countries where the foundation is active. This experience translates into a staff that is able to utilize their unique cultural insight, sensitivity and first-hand knowledge to the benefit of donors, and the projects and programs they support. Where specific subject matter experience is not available in-house, the International Community Foundation has proven success in tapping its extensive network of expert academic advisors from top universities throughout the U.S. These advisors assist in finding practical solutions that included costal land conservation, urban planning, chronic disease management and literacy improvement.