Il Cuore Altrove Foundation is the manifestation of hope in a cynical world. Protecting, nuturing and inspiring the world's most vulnerable children.

Our initiatives are focused on 3 main areas, Children, Environment and Research/Education.
We believe that those 3 pillars are the building blocks for a better future, a future worth living into.

“Il Cuore Altrove Foundation” in an italian word and it translates as The Heart Elsewhere Foundation.

Our ideal is to work with companies that can relate to our message and can catalyze the most powerful and efficient way to spread the word.

Our Team

ICAF Founder Antonello Cuomo

Antonello Cuomo

Founder + Chair of Trustees
Rossana Alvaro

Rossana Alvaro

Co-Founding Trustee
David Palumbo

David Palumbo

Co-Founding Trustee
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Clara Garcovich

Trustee
Stefano Guindani

Stefano Guindani

Trustee
ICAF Founder Antonello Cuomo

Antonello Cuomo 

Antonello Cuomo Born in Rome, but raised in Czechoslovakia, Antonello has a diverse background but a very focused goal. He has worked in the film industry, producing over 140 documentaries and as an internationally renowned tattoo artist. Drawing on the experiences both these professions provide has shaped Antonello’s life goal – to make a difference to the underprivileged and oppressed – offering them the means to live respectful, healthy lives. Over the years, Antonello has developed close working relationships with charities throughout the world, organising fundraising or contributing directly to causes close to his heart. He believes education is the best route out of poverty for the world’s most underprivileged children and a source of inspiration to helperadicate environmental vandalism.

Rossana Alvaro

Rossana Alvaro A 2009 law graduate from Rome’s Libera Universita’ Maria Santissima Assunta, Rossana has worked for the Environmental Division of Rome’s Administrative Court, as an in-house legal advisor for a renewable energy company and since 2013, for one of Italy’s leading environmental and human rights law firms. She is an ardent defender of children’s rights and a supporter of initiatives that seek to find a cure for diseases that affect the young.

Rossana Alvaro
David Palumbo

David Palumbo

David Palumbo was born in Rome but grew up in Venezuela, a country whose diversity and social challenges helped shape his world view. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Origen Capital LLP, a boutique investment house headquartered in London. Through his work in Emerging Markets, he has witnessed the consequences of economic inequality and ineffective policymaking. It’s what fuels his ambition to bring dignity, choice and social change by inspiring and incubating innovative entrepreneurial solutions.

Clara Garcovich

Clara Garcovich is a PR professional with a genuine passion for diversity and an equally enthusiastic approach to customer service. Born in Rome but with Czech, Istrian and Italian ancestry, Clara’s work focuses mainly on the fashion and lifestyle industry. Her intuitive creativity and ability to capture imaginations is the unique strength she brings to ICAF.

Stefano Guindani

Stefano Guindani

Stefano Guindani is an internationally recognised photographer who specialises in fashion, celebrity and behind-the-scenes access. He is also the official photographer of numerous leading Italian designers and over the last three years has turned his lens on reportage, including a project in Haiti before the tragic earthquake struck. His experience in Haiti strongly affected Stefano, inspiring him to return to the island in subsequent years to document the living conditions of a population that has retained its dignity and hope in the wake of a devastating natural disaster.