Festival of Children Foundation

Improving the lives of children by strengthening the charities that serve them.

Our Mission

Festival of Children Foundation improves the lives of children by strengthening the charities that serve them. By providing training, awareness and financial support, we help make our member organizations’ dreams a reality.

Upcoming Events

Festival of Children®
September 3 – 25, 2022

Join us every weekend in September as we celebrate National Child Awareness Month at the world-renowned South Coast Plaza during the 21st annual Festival of Children®. Come enjoy free activities, celebrity appearances and live performances that delight children and adults while learning about over 70 youth-serving organizations that proudly serve children in the community. Thank you to our sponsors, including CHOC and Hyundai Hope On Wheels

The Carousel of Possible Dreams September 17, 2022

Guests will enjoy a tour of the magnificent Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills, IL and experience its incredible collection of antique music machines, theater organ and a stroll back in time through the newly opened Perfume Passage Collection followed by a cocktail reception and rides on the Eden Palais Carousel. Benefiting: Spirito! Singers, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, Jessie Rees Foundation: Never Ever Give Up, Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Township, The Chicago Academy for the Arts, and Royal Family KIDS.

Be Part of a Nationwide Network that Impacts 50% of the Nation's Children.

Give Monthly

100% of administrative costs are covered by committed funding, allowing donations to go further in direct support of programs and services that improve the lives of children.

One-time Donation

Your generous donation will enable us to continue helping charities become well-funded, well-marketed, and efficient organizations. Their ability to succeed in these areas translates directly into their ability to help children.


40 Million

people introduced to children’s charities through the Festival of Children® program

5.5 Million

people reached through the NCAM Talent Challenge campaign


$4.6 Million

distributed to children's charities
across the country

234 High-Impact

programs identified and funded – taking inspired visions to finished projects


4,225 Hours

of free continued education has been given to non-profit staff through live seminars

900 Leaders

of charities have received online training through our educational podcasts

Our Programs

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