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The I AM Foundation
1042 N El Camino Real, Ste B-301
Encinitas, CA 92024
619.297.7010

Founded in 1998, The I AM Foundation is a registered 501c3 educational non-profit.  We believe every child and adult in the world is important and valuable regardless of who they are or where they live. We know that when children discover their value, they bring their value to the world.

Our name "The I AM Foundation" was chosen because for us "I AM" is an affirmation that helps children and adults to value positive aspects of themselves.  

We are not affiliated with any religious institution or organization. We are sensitive to the needs of the main stream public and do our very best to only gift materials that are appropriate for it.

We gift our signature book, The I AM! Affirmation Book: Discovering The Value of Who You Are, to children primarily in pre-k through fourth grade at public and private schools, hospitals and organizations worldwide. But many adults like to read this book, too. The most common response when they read it is "Where was this book when I was a child?" There are over 157,000 copies of this book in print and it has been translated into 24 different languages, with over 1,100,000 total books and products distributed around the world.

On the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day 2010, we published our second book in The I AM! Affirmation Series entitled I Am The Earth: Positive Affirmations for Loving Our Planet. The renowned artist Mauricio Hoffman is the illustrator.

Book Gifting Missions. Our domestic and international Book Gifting Missions are supported by sponsors who donate the funds to print, ship and distribute The I AM! Affirmation Book and other donated children's books. For different countries, we translate The I AM! Affirmation Books in the language of the country alongside English so children can read both languages.

In 2015, The I AM Foundation came under the new leadership of Sylva Dvorak, PhD. Under this new leadership, Dr. Sylva expanded the mission and vision of the I AM Foundation to go beyond gifting books. The mission is: To empower the most vulnerable children and adults worldwide through self-esteem literacy, resiliency education, and social entrepreneurship training - building life skills for life. With this new mission and expanded work in the world, the I AM Foundation will be able to measure impact of it's programs world-wide.

If you would like to sponsor or create a book gifting event in your state or country or you are traveling to a country where you would like to gift books to children, call us for details at 619.297.7010 on how we can partner together.

Financial Information. Financially we are supported by our generous Annual Points of Light Campaign Donors, individual donors, and corporate sponsors. We keep our overhead very low in order to give the best return on investment back to our donors and sponsors. Click here to make a tax- deductible financial contribution. For more information, please check our website or call us directly at 619.297.7010.
Thank you for visiting and learning about our work in the world.


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