Our Charity Partners

World Cocoa Foundation



The World Cocoa Foundation promotes a sustainable cocoa economy through economic and social development and environmental stewardship in cocoa-growing communities.


Who We Are

Founded in 2000, the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is an international membership organization representing more than 90 member companies across the cocoa value chain. We are committed to creating a sustainable cocoa economy by putting farmers first - promoting agricultural & environmental stewardship, and strengthening development in cocoa-growing communities.


WCF operates at the local and global level, bridging the needs of cocoa farmers and their families with the needs of the cocoa industry and the environment. Drawing on the strength of our members, and our partner network, we combine unique industry experience, expertise and influence to deliver the necessary social, agricultural and economic advances to promote a healthy, sustainable cocoa economy that benefits everyone from producer to consumer.


How We Work

WCF works through public-private partnerships that bring together donors, industry members, producing country governments, research institutes and non-governmental organizations to achieve its goals. The foundation is based in Washington, DC, and supports programs that benefit farmers in cocoa-growing regions of Africa, Southeast Asia and the Americas.


WCF supports programs that work with farmers at the farm level, prior to sale or commercialization of their cocoa. In this way, the programs provide farmers with the skills they need to operate productive farms and make sound business decisions.

Icing Smiles



We are Baking a Difference


Icing Smiles is a nonprofit organization that provides custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by the critical illness of a child. We understand that the simple things, like a birthday cake, are luxuries to a family battling illness. Our goal is to create a custom cake for the ill child, or their sibling, that provides a temporary escape from worry and creates a positive memory during a difficult time.


Memories have magical powers. Long after the cake is gone, the memories linger - memories of the kindness of a stranger, of the art of the design, of the sweet smells of a special treat, of the smiles and laughs, of a normal childhood experience so often stolen from these children. These memories are why we say, "It is so much more than a cake."

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EXHIBITORS

  • Al Gelato Chicago
  • Amy's Candy Bar
  • Barry Callebaut
  • Barry's Gourmet Brownies
  • Beanilla Trading Company
  • Betty Jane HomeMade Candies & Ice Cream
  • By M Desserts
  • American Cake Decorating
  • Chef Alain Roby (Noreen Heron & Associates, Inc.)
  • Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine
  • Chocolate for the Spirit
  • ChocoTransferSheets.com
  • Conillin LLC
  • Davis Chocolate
  • Dessert Professional
  • Dove Chocolate Discoveries
  • Edible Artists Network
  • Fabbri North America, LLC
  • Firecakes
  • Flying Noir
  • Foodlinks, Inc.
  • The French Pastry School
  • Freshly Baked Communications
  • Gourmet News
  • Graycliff Chocolatier
  • Gunter Wilhelm Cutlery
  • Hershey's Chocolate World Chicago
  • Innovative Energy, Inc.
  • International Foods & Ingredients
  • Kali Development Co.
  • Kallari L3C
  • KeHE Distributors
  • The Knock Shoppe
  • Kona Bar
  • Les Palmeraies
  • Madison Chocolatiers West
  • Mayana Chocolate
  • Micelli Chocolate Molds
  • Milne Fruit Products
  • Mod-Pac Corp.
  • Netzsch Premier Technologies, LLC
  • Oak Mill Bakery
  • On the Avenue Marketing DBA The New York Times
  • PackInt Chocolate Equipment
  • Pura Delizia Ciccolato Artigianale
  • Savage Bros Co.
  • ShopKeep POS
  • Sotiros Foods, Inc.
  • Sweet Art, Inc.
  • Sweet Designs Chocolatier
  • The Cocoa Cabana
  • Tiddleywink Toffee
  • Truffly Made
  • T's Toffee
  • Valrhona

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