Donate to World Forum

The World Forum Foundation is a tax-exempt 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to promote an on-going global exchange of ideas on the delivery of quality services for young children in diverse settings.  The work of the Foundation is accomplished through the work of hundreds of volunteers in over 100 countries and through the generous financial support of donors and sponsors.

How does the World Forum impact professionals around the world?

World Forum Fellowship Fund

Participating in the World Forum can be a life-changing experience. Make it possible for an early childhood advocate from a community with limited resources to attend a World Forum event and make a difference in the lives of children when they return to their home country.

Why Does the World Forum Fellowship Fund Matter?

Individuals who attend World Forum events frequently make a big difference in the outcomes for children when they return to their home country. Check out these stories about how participating in the World Forum has allowed Eddy Nyarwaya, Najeebullah Musafirzada, Colani Magongo, and Seng Raw to positively impact children in the countries of Rwanda, Afghanistan, Swaziland and Myanmar.

How are Fellowships Awarded?

Anyone can apply to the World Forum Fellowship Fund prior to a World Forum Event. World Forum National Representatives in over 100 countries actively encourage key early childhood professionals and influencers to attend the World Forum. A Fellowship Committee reviews applications and makes award decisions based on available funds.

How Much Should I Donate?

Any donation from $25 or more will make a difference. With larger donations, your contribution will support the following:

$500 will cover the cost of registration for a face-to-face World Forum event
$1,000 will cover 5 days of lodging for one or two persons during a World Forum Event
$2,800 will cover the registration fee, lodging, and airfare for one delegate.


More Fellowship Fund Options:

Please contact the World Forum if you would like to set up a fellowship fund in honor of someone else: [email protected]


In honor of the impactful work of Dr. Ellen Hall, founder of Boulder Journey School, an internationally recognized leader in early childhood and advocate for children’s rights, this fellowship will be used to support access to World Forum events for those who promote the rights of the child.


In honor of the legacy of Billie Young, as a lifelong advocate for children and families, this fellowship will be used to support access to World Forum events for advocates focusing on strengthening children’s connections with nature.


In honor of Dhirendra, and his great contributions to make the world a better place for children and families in Nepal and around the world, this fellowship will support scholarships to World Forum events.


In memory of Rana Ismail, and her love of the in-person World Forum events, this fellowship will support scholarships for World Forum events.

Other Opportunities to Donate, Sponsor and Volunteer

Please reach out if you would like more information on how to volunteer or be a sponsor of the World Forum Foundation. If you are interested in donating to support other critical World Forum activities, such as the Global Leaders for Young Children Program or Working Groups, please contact us at [email protected].