Cuomo Foundation


Premio Roma Danza 2020 

2020 edition of the International Dance Competition Premio Roma Danza, organised by the Accademia Nazionale di Danza (Italy) and sponsored by the Cuomo Foundation will take place from 8-12 July.

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 benefited 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 Foundaiton is particulalry active in Italy in the fields of Arts and Culture


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 the 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

Cuomo Foundation’s Christmas Cocktail Featuring Stella Starr

Season’s greetings from the Cuomo Foundation

29th Roma International Piano Competition

The 29th “Roma” International Piano Competition, organized by the Associazione Culturale “Fryderyk Chopin” di Roma and supported by the Cuomo Foundation, was held from November 29th to December 9th, 2019.

Étienne Drapeau (Canada) Entertains CCPC Patients and Staff in Dakar

The singer-songwriter from Canada accompanies a medical team on humanitarian mission at Dakar’s CCPC

Concert in Honor of Alfredo Cuomo

A Gala Concert at the San Giovanni Battista Cloister of Genovesi in Rome to remember Alfredo Cuomo.

Conference of Autism & Mental Handicap – Monaco

[Photo: Mr. Francisco A. Diaz Lison, Executive Director of the Cuomo Foundation with Mrs. Muriel Natali-Laure, President of the Monaco Disease Power Association | 23.11.2019 - Lycée Technique et Hôtelier, Monaco] The "2nd Conference of Autism & Mental Handicap -...

Daniele Juan Alimonti of The Cuomo Foundation Team Tops The Individual Ranking of The NFL 2019

[Photo:Angela Mosca, Emanuela Montagnese and Marinella Satta of the Team Cuomo Foundation with the winner,  Daniele Juan Alimonti - 24.11.2019, Monaco]  For the second time in three years, a runner from the Team Cuomo Foundation tops the individual ranking of the No...

90 Participants to Represent The Cuomo Foundation at The 20th Edition of The No Finish Line

[Photo: S.A.S. Prince Albert II of Monaco with Mr. Philipe Verdier, founder of the No Finish Line, Mr. Francisco A. Diaz Lison, CEO of the Cuomo Foundation and his son, Esteban,6 yo] The kick-off of the 2019 No Finish Line was given last Saturday under the marquee of...

A Tribute in Music to The Memory of Alfredo Cuomo in Rome

A musical evening will be given on 27 November 2019 at the Cloister of San Giovanni Battista dei Genovesi, Rome, in tribute to the late Mr. Alfredo Cuomo. An initiative by Maestro Marcella Crudeli and the Associazione Culturale Fryderyk Chopin she chairs, the event...

Documentary: “Rendez-vous à la Cour Royale de Tiébélé”

As part of its weekly program "Mardi de l’Afrique", CANAL + Africa has produced and broadcast a documentary featuring the painting contest "Dora" organized in the Royal Court of Tiébélé, Burkina Faso. An initiative of the association Dizénidani, the contest is...

The 4th Edition of The “Festival for The Earth” Launched in Monaco

[Photo: from left to right, Mr Francisco A. Diaz Lison, CEO, Cuomo Foundation ; Ms Maria Rebecca Ballestra, Founder, Festival for The Earth ; Ms. Ruth Gòmez, Project Manager, Fondation Cuomo ; H.E.M Cristiano Gallo, Italy's Ambassador in Monaco] The 4th edition of the...

“This Is Our Time”

Cuomo Foundation / IPCC Scholarship Program on Climate Change Research

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