Our Projects

from around The World 

The Cuomo Foundation is a philanthropic organisation based in Monaco with a global outlook.

Its aims are to empower the young and enable the disadvantaged through supporting actions and creating partnerships in education, medical and socioeconomic development, environmental research, culture and the arts.

Its current activities are in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America with thousands of beneficiaries.


Home to the Cuomo Foundation headquarters, the Principality has regularly beneffited from the Cuomo Foundation’s contribution, right from 2001, its founding year.


For the Cuomo Foundation, it all began in South India, when Alfredo and Maria Elena Cuomo had a first-hand experience of the utmost beauty and the distress of the region.


The Cuomo Foundation is particularly active in Italy in the fields of Arts and Culture


A land of sentimental predilection for the Foundation, Senegal has seen the implementation of its most ambitious project to-date.


Beyond Europe, the Cuomo Foundation is active today in Asia, Africa and Latin America in the fields of education, social welfare, environmental research and the arts.

Evolving with

An Ever-changing World

The Foundation was established in 2001 in Monaco by an Italian couple, Alfredo and Maria Elena Cuomo, who originally had one simple vision—to help support vulnerable children in India to gain access to educational attainment and better life chances.

Alfredo Cuomo, born in Rome, was a Fulbright student scholarship recipient who made his reputation as a producer in the international film industry. Maria Elena Cuomo, also a Roman, graduated from La Sapienza University of Rome with a special interest in Latin and Greek culture and enjoyed a successful career in the global banking business. 

Both enthusiastic art collectors and adventurous explorers, in particular, of India and Africa, they had reached a point in their lives where they wanted to affirm and create positive philanthropy to those less fortunate.

In early 2000’s, working in the Tamil Nadu state of Southern India, the Foundation built schools, dormitories and sanitation buildings in Chennai, K.G.Kandigai, Kovalam, Mambakkam and Sendivakkam. 4,600 primary and secondary school-age children attend the schools daily. Since 2001, over 500 scholarships have assisted students to attend colleges and universities.

Other initiatives and partnerships were launched and upheld aplenty in Monaco, Europe and in many parts of the world. 

Following the passing of Alfredo Cuomo in 2009, Maria Elena Cuomo challenged the Foundation and herself to evolve and further expand its aims, achievements and partnerships.

Since its beginnings in India, the Foundation has extended its outreach and is now active globally in the fields of education, social welfare, environmental research and the arts.


A brief presentation
of our actions worldwide

Latest News

“Premio Roma Danza 2020 special event-a digital cultural experience”

The Premio Roma Danza 2020 -Video Dance edition successfully achieved an excellent outcome in terms of viewing figures and interaction. The numbers were outstanding especially as this was the first venture online, that the event had been ‘built on the notion of...

“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world” – Howard Zinn

Cathedral Free Primary School, Santhome, Chennai - July 16, 2020 In order to commemorate the 11th death anniversary of Mr Alfredo Cuomo, the Founder of Cuomo Foundation, this initiative was taken to mitigate the crisis faced by the downtrodden people during this...

Reinvention, Reinterpretation, Reenergising, Recreation…

Images courtesy Sara Caiazza© and Fausto Paparozzi© 2020Reinvention, Reinterpretation, Reenergising, Recreation… This is what Enrica Palmieri, the artistic director of the Accademia Nazionale Danza managed to achieve with the Premio Roma Danza 2020 event. The 18th...

The Cuomo Foundation is the principal sponsor of the DORA competition, an annual event in which nearly 100 females participate

UNESCO World Heritage: The Cuomo Foundation supports the Royal Court of Tiebele for its inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List Reporting by Abatidan Nassara-published 23/6/20 in the Culture section of the online edition of NAHOURINEWS, Burkina FasoEver since...

Cuomo Foundation donates a new 100 % electric refrigerated van to the Seniors & Social Action Dept of the City Council

On Wednesday 24th June, 2020, the Mayor alongside his deputies Camille Syara in charge of Social Affairs and Claude Bollati, welcomed the president of the Cuomo Foundation Maria Elena Cuomo and its managing director Francisco Diaz. The event was held in the early...

Renowned local artist creates vibrant tribute to the commitment of CCPC staff

The renowned Senegalese artist Aziz N’Diaye has collaborated on several important projects with the Cuomo Foundation most notably the Sene’Gala art exhibition (Monaco, 2008) and more recently the commissioned artistic murals designed for the interiors and exteriors of...

“To care for ourselves we must care for nature” World Environment

Day-June 5th 2020 United Nations Environment Programme Celebrated annually The theme of World Environment Day 2020 is ‘Time for Nature’ and is the United Nations’ biggest event advocating for environmental action and the need to protect our planet. As nations of the...

Cuomo Foundation Joins The Conversation Online

The special edition of LibriANDance on the 21st May was entitled Connected Remotely: Book presentation, Discussions & Events on Dance & Beyond.LibriANDance is an initiative promoted by the National Academy of Dance Library with the management of the Academy...

During the pandemic lockdown and school closures the Foundation continues to support teachers’ salaries in the Diocese of Chingleput in Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Financial aid package in response to the crisisThe Southern state of Tamil Nadu is currently the second worst affected state in India with 23,495 confirmed cases to date. All of the 37 districts within the state have been affected. A nationwide lockdown was imposed in...

“Premio Roma Danza” Dance Competition

July 8-12, 2020