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

Foundation Funded Brazilian Researcher Receives Honourable Mention at CAPES Thesis Award 2020

The Capes Thesis Award was created in 2005 by the Brazilian Federal Government and its Ministry of Education to promote high standards for post-graduate courses in Brazil. The Awards reward the best PhD theses and its respective scientific papers across each of the 48...

The Foundation attends young pianists concert held in historic museum by the FCA of Rome

The Fryderyk Chopin Association of Rome resumed its live musical events with the start of a series of concerts held at the Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari in Rome. The first concert was held on the 4th of October and the National Museum of Folk Arts...

The CCPC Resumes Cardio-Paediatric Procedures

The Cuomo Cardio-Paediatric Centre in Dakar has begun performing treatments and procedures for its cardio-paediatric patients again. Since March, with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the centre was converted into a temporary intensive care unit for coronavirus...

“A Happy Education Journey” – Deepa L. from Sendivakkam

(Photo : Deepa L. (centre) receiving the first financial support from the Cuomo Foundation in July 2015, Sendivakkam, South India) Deepa.L from Alfredo Cuomo Higher Secondary School, Sendivakkam, South India benefits from the Elena Cuomo Scholarship Program....

Cuomo Foundation Receives The Fernando Birri Award from Top International Film School

The International School of Film and TV in Cuba, known as EICTV, has selected the Cuomo Foundation to receive this year’s prestigious FERNANDO BIRRI award. The FERNANDO BIRRI award was launched last year and honoured the Conference of Ibero-American Cinematographic...

The Cuomo Foundation Projects Remain Active in Tamil Nadu amid The Pandemic Situation

Alfredo Cuomo scholarship students meet is conducted every year at the beginning of an academic year, usually in the month of July. Due to the pandemic situation and the restrictions imposed by the Government in India, especially in the state of Tamil Nadu, the...

Rising Rap Star’s Latest Music Video Celebrates The Foundation’s Actions in Senegal and Beyond

Rising Rap Star’s Latest Music Video Celebrates The Foundation’s Actions in Senegal and Beyond

“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...

“Premio Roma Danza” Dance Competition

July 8-12, 2020