"If a nation expects to be 'ignorant' and 'free' - in a state of civilization - it expects what never was and never will be."
and Icon Foundation
501 (c)(3) Educational and Charitable
OUR MISSION:  To educate in schools and programs and to support any worthy charitable
causes that may enhance mankind's mental and philosophical evolution in all that is fine and
An Educational and Charitable Foundation:  501(c) (3);  509 (a)(1) and 170 (b)(1)(A)(ii)  Federally qualified since 1973
Nevada Institute of Science (NIS) with University of Nevada at Reno (UNR), College of Agriculture,
Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR) will conduct research, educational and student Intern
programs at the new NIS facilities in collaboration with UNR facilities. Mutual use of various laboratories and
other facilities will be available to professors and students of both UNR and NIS. Also, NIS students will be
enrolled at UNR for credits and degrees.    

e will not forget younger scholars. Plans include working with the high schools in close proximity to the new
Institute, to accommodate their advanced students with a special program.
It is anticipated construction of the entire Nevada Institute of Science will be completed in 2018, which will
include an advanced "
College of Languages and Leadership" & "School of Computer Science Technology.
This new facility will be in North Eastern Nevada on a campus of nearly four thousand acres.
The  photo at right,  
was taken at a party hosted by 'Community
Foundation of Northern Nevada'
at their Grant
Award Ceremony on June 26th, 2012 in Reno,
Nevada. In the photo are: many of the
Community Foundation representatives,
directors of other non profit organizations
and several directors of Icon Foundation,
including Harold Blethen Director of
Visionscope Institute, Michael H. Price VP  of
Icon, Marie N. Rolfe Exec. Director of "Icon
International Foundation and Ms. Tracy
Peterson Turner, PhD Program Officer of the
Community Foundation of Northern Nevada.
A good time was had by all..         
Thomas Jefferson   1816
THE PLAN,  A large global law firm that usually produces over 300 tax exempt bond issuances annually is
currently working with Icon Foundation to complete the legal work for a multi-million dollar Tax Exempt
School Bond. The bonds will  pay for the property chosen for the school campus in North Eastern Nevada,
the building of the new Nevada Institute of Science plus an enterprise that will allow the school to have
income for operations and scholarships.
We anticipate a part of the project will be operational by the end of
2016, but anticipate
the entire school will not be complete and operational before 2018. Plans include a
campus large enough to include: tennis; stables - and more.
Consideration in the overall design for student
and other residences will be for excellent security.   
Below are photos of sections of other facilities
illustrating our intention to use
: sky lights and
designs to take advantage of natural light as
much as possible. We have used the photos
below as examples of possibilities. O
ur building
designs must accommodate for possible snow
fall.  Architect's Illustrations will be available
Visionscope Institute
The Institute presents free educational lectures at medical
facilities by professionals in the fields of eye diseases, eye
care. The Director of the Institute also holds regular sessions
at Senior Centers for discussion and to provide educational
materials. The Institute provides when possible, fee electronic
readers to those who cannot afford them. Topics covered are
such as, current results of research at leading research
facilities and "determining to retain one's independence while
dealing with deteriorating vision."
Meet the Ambassadors
of goodwill, sent to Earth
by a powerful Wizard to
help protect children of
all ages.
Please check out how
the Thunbuddies work
to teach children to
prevent Bullying
DeCouto Group
International works to
stamp out


  has provided a great and much
vehicle to Visionscope
Institute, a project of
Icon Foundation
Visionscope educates and
contingent upon available funds,
gives, free of any cost, to
individuals - different types of
electronic vision enhancement units
based upon various degrees of
individual vision impairment.

Watch for our free Seminars
Our Children are the Future of our Country and the World
INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN SCIENTISTS and a hands-on project for a segment of the NIS College of
Earth Sciences, Department of  Agriculture, Biotechnology, & Natural Resources, will be an initial
one million square feet (1,000,000) of proprietary closed system technology Acuaponics facility
plus fish
. The food production facilities will be operational by Spring of 2017.

Icon International Foundation scientists and engineers have spent 12 years improving all aspects of this
science. Scientists claim the science behind Icon's aquaponics project to be about 8 years ahead of the
currently popular process. The amount of production and such minimal consumption of water is more than
amazing. Internationally known Research Scientist, Doctor Nicholas Savidov and our Engineer Ronald W.
Clark are just two of the professionals that will continue to be involved in the new Nevada Institute of
Science (NIS) and its monumental
students' hands-on foods project.  Please click on WORLDFOOD  
button above for information on our
World Food Program.