About Us

A Vision for Kids and Communities in the 21st Century

We imagine a world where creativity and entrepreneurship are core social values nurtured in schools, homes and communities everywhere, where all children are taught to be creative thinkers and doers, and encouraged to make their very best ideas happen.


Our Mission

The mission of the Imagination Foundation is to find, foster and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in children around the world to raise a new generation of innovators and problem solvers who have the tools they need to build the world they imagine.

We were born out of the overwhelming global success of the short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade’. The film launched a movement to celebrate the natural creative talents of every child, and the Imagination Foundation was created to grow and sustain this movement.

Our Story

It’s a sweet story that brings viewers back to a time of potent imagination and creativity.

~ Wired

What We Do

A new and growing nonprofit organization, we lead special campaigns (like the Global Cardboard Challenge), tell inspiring stories of creative kids and communities (The Storybook project), and grow Imagination Chapters around the world. We are fueling a movement to help kids and communities foster creativity through Creative Play. And our programs are designed to inspire and make it easy for anyone anywhere to play a role. If you can spare a little time, let’s work together to change the world.

Just Build It!

Global Cardboard Challenge
Get Inspired. Do Something Awesome!

The Storybook
Coming To a Town Near You!

Imagination Chapters