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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Youth Development, Youth Development - Citizenship, Youth Development Programs

Mission: The In a Perfect World Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the next generation by creating and supporting programs that provide education, mentoring and artistic expression to underserved and at-risk youth around the world.

Results: 21 Schools built in 7 different countries. 500+ teacher projects supported in Los Angeles alone. Over 30,000 children served.

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Advisor

Rating: 5

In A Perfect World (IAPW) is an amazing organization dedicated to serving children and women across the globe! They give 100 in everything that they do to help better the lives of those less fortunate. I am honored to be a part of IAPW as they continue to empower and educate one generation at a time. For more information, please visit www.iapw.org

Advisor

Rating: 5

The unfailing commitment by IAPW, its founders and partners, has inspired me to action. they think globally, act locally AND globally, with a laser focus and unwavering purpose. IAPW is a true non-profit, in the traditional sense, whereby nearly 100% of the donated funds are directed into impactful projects that change lives forever. With pride do I align myself with IAPW.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This foundation and partners inspire me to action by their unfaltering commitment to service. I have had the honor and pleasure of serving by the sides of some of the most hard working , generous , visionaries committed to giving children around the world an opportunity for a better life thru education and self empowerment. Daily I am reminded by the action of this organization of the importance of their mission and I am motivated to see the world thru a different lens because of the experiences shared.

Advisor

Rating: 5

A perfect world is a serving underprivileged youth with programs around the globe . I have found them to be thoughtful and dedicated leaders in the field . #give100

Kendy D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This amazing organization has provied youth in my communtity with a sense of awareness and appreaciation for furthering their eduaction! The future is a bighter with the efforts of IAPW !

Advisor

Rating: 5

I recently became an advisor for IAPW this past spring and volunteered for an Earth Day project. The indirect goal of the day was to teach the kids about respecting mother earth's precious resources and be more mindful of how each of us, no matter what age can do their part by re-purposing, recycling, and connecting to all living things.

We executed two simple but effective eco-friendly projects that the kids could take home consisting of making these adorable DIY bird feeders from re-purposed rolls, peanut butter, bird seeds and twine which the 4 to 5-year olds loved. Then they all created hand-painted artistic designs on canvas reusable grocery tote bags. Not only were Manuela and her husband Eric very organized and lovingly playful, along with the volunteers, but throughout both projects they exhibited genuine compassion, high energy and patience by helping each child comprehend this invaluable teachable moment.

As a nonprofit professional with over twenty years giving back, I look forward to being apart of ongoing charitable endeavors with IAPW such as this one and more. It's been a humbling privilege to be able to collaborate and volunteer for this amazingly transparent, progressive and engaging charity which creates impactful sustainable experiences for kids around the world.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with In a Perfect World in Washington DC. IAPW assisted with a Earth Day clean up the neighborhood. The event was well organized and made a huge impact on the volunteers and the community. After lunch IAPW provide sweet treats of Rita's Italian ice to over 100 children and volunteers. It was refreshing, generous and a perfect ending to a hard days work.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In a Perfect World is an amazing nonprofit organization. They are a forward thinking group of dedicated volunteers who truly care about improving the lives of children, youth and their families. Manuela Testolini personally participates in the programs every chance she gets and she is an inspiration to our kids and those of us around her. The hard work and dedication of In a Perfect World is undeniable and we are truly grateful.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have been privileged to have worked with this nonprofit organization for the past few months and am continuously astonished with the amount of passion, energy and drive that is behind everything that they do. Their dedication to serving underprivileged communities and empowering both the young and adult communities to become activists is truly inspiring. Manuela is always asking others "what is your perfect world" and strives to create that. I look forward to watching them grow and bring together many future communities.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I have been an advisor for IAPW for almost a decade and am continuously inspired by the ongoing work that Manuela and the rest of our team do to create a more perfect world. I have worked in the world of philanthropy most of my life, in one way or another and have never seen a leader and team of volunteers dedicate more time and energy to a the foundation, assuring that 100% of the public donations go directly to the cause. I am honored to be a part of such a incredible movement that you can actually witness the impact firsthand.