Our business is to produce “creative-empaths”—a new generation of change-makers, entrepreneurs, and collaborative innovators who can work together for sustainable progress, shared prosperity, and a peaceful future.


We empower schoolchildren against the well-documented “4th-grade slump” in their creativity through our Arts Olympiad—a school arts program that has grown into the world’s largest, in part because it is free-of-charge.


We polish children’s “mirror neurons” responsible for empathy at the World Children’s Festival that takes place at The National Mall in our nation’s capital.


You can bring the Arts Olympiad this year to your school community and next summer join the “creative-empaths” at their World Children’s Festival.


You can foster this grassroots movement to cultivate creativity and grow empathy by adopting ICAF as your charity of choice.




September 6, 2019 – The 2020 World Children’s Festival gets the National Mall for July 31st to August 2nd


July 19, 2019 - Dr. Sidney-Ando and Professor Albini join the ICAF Board


May 10, 2019 - ChildArt quarterly’s on “Growing Empathy” available now for $10. Review sample


March 2, 2019 - The STEAMS Journal features the World Children's Festival and 'The Art of Empathy'


February 05, 2019 – All-China Women's Federation, the official leader of women's movement in PRC, features the world festival in its magazine (see pages 56-57)




Our Theory of Positive Social Change

Founded and operational since 1997, ICAF is an independent, apolitical 501(c)(3) nonprofit with Federal Tax I.D. # 52-2032649. ICAF is independently ranked as one of the 25 Top Children’s Charities in the United States.


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