Mission: To cultivate children’s creativity for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and grow mutual empathy for “a more perfect union.”

Vision: Develop a new generation of “creative-empaths” for cooperative solutions and collaborative innovations necessary for peace, prosperity, and unity.

Take Action!

- Download the Arts Olympiad’s free lesson plans for schoolteachers or parents.

- Subscribe to ChildArt quarterly for children’s creative and empathic development.

- Support the 6th World Children’s Festival at The National Mall this July 30th – August 1st.

- Subscribe to ICAF’s social media channels to stay informed.

Together, we can create new hope for the future.


May 3, 2021 - ChildArt magazine provides guideposts to morality

April 19, 2021 - “Child art provides insights into the future” a 2:15-min clip

January 15, 2021 - ChildArt magazine interviews 16 global creative leaders to inspire our young readers during these challenging times

November 26, 2020 - Anthropologie Lifestyle Brands develop an exciting partnership to promote ICAF this Giving Tuesday

October 22, 2020 - Blackbaud selects ICAF as the charity for its first virtual global bbcon—the tech conference for a better world

October 9, 2020 - ICAF partners with NIH/NIDA for ChildArt’s current issue on Brain Development and Child Health

July 8, 2020 – ChildArt magazine “Art for Health” issue available for free download to help families cope with Covid-19

Learn about our theory of change (2 min)

Incorporated in the District of Columbia in 1997 as a 501(c)(3) organization, ICAF serves American children as their national arts organization and the world’s children as their global arts organization.

Children need your help and deserve your support. You can contribute today to their 6th World Children’s Festival and join them on July 30– August 1, 2021 at the National Mall across from the U.S. Capitol.

Donate with JustGiving

You can also donate through NetworkForGood or Paypal. You can also mail your contribution to ICAF, Post Office Box 58133, Washington DC 20037.

Click here if you want to honor an art lover with a donation OR click here if you want to contribute in loving memory of a dearest.

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ICAF is independently ranked as one of the 25 Top Children’s Charities in the United States.