Cuomo Foundation

2001 – 2021


Latest News

Cuomo Foundation supports the Zeine Associations’ latest social action aid to assist IDPs in Burkina Faso

The Zeine Association in Gorom-Gorom is a grassroots organisation that actively promotes social projects to benefit its largely agricultural farming community. The market town of Gorom-Gorom is the capital of the province of Oudalan, in Northern Burkina Faso. A...

Partial Reopening of Schools and Colleges in Tamil Nadu, India

As per the order of Tamil Nadu government, the schools and colleges across the State were reopened on Sep 1 following strict health guidelines.

Brazilian researcher, funded by the Cuomo Foundation, expands his PhD research with a new initiative to protect public health.

While the enormous impact of deforestation and fires in the Amazonian rain forest on biodiversity, climate change, and the economy is well known, the broader impact on public health has received less attention. As a result of this observation, Igor Oliveira Ribeiro, a...

Alfredo Cuomo Higher Sec. School joins the “FIT INDIA School” movement

The FIT INDIA Movement was launched as a Narendra Modi government initiative in 2019 ,with the aims of encouraging physical education and activity in the daily lives of Indians especially the young. To support this mission the FIT INDIA SCHOOL certification promotes...

19th edition of the “Premio Roma Danza” focusses again on Video -Dance

Professoressa Enrica Palmieri- Director - National Academy of Dance, Rome - 12/07/2021Founded in 2001 by the Accademia Nazionale di Danza (AND ) and granted patronage of Roma Capitale, the Premio Roma Danza event has become one of the most prestigious annual...

The “Itinéraires artistiques de Saint-Louis” of Senegal sponsored by the Cuomo Foundation

The 7th edition of the Itinéraires artistiques de Saint-Louis, delayed by the global Covid health situation, was finally able to officially open to the public on 5 June,2021. The Art exhibition takes place in the picturesque coastal city of Saint-Louis, Senegal and...

Maestro Marcella Crudeli receives Order of the Merit of the Italian Republic

Maestro Marcella Crudeli, a renowned international pianist, has been awarded the Grand Officer of Merit of the Italian Republic in recognition of her achievements in a long and prestigious musical career. Maestro Marcella Crudeli received the award of "Grande...

Vietnamese researcher funded by the Cuomo Foundation-IPCC Scholarship program gains place on Prestigious Fulbright (VSP)

Vietnamese specialist in Water Resources Engineering, Dr. Tran Anh Duong has been selected into the highly competitive. Fulbright US-ASEAN Vietnamese Visiting Scholar Program 2020. From 2013 to 2017, Tran Anh Duong was supported by the IPCC Scholarship program funded...

The behind the scenes healthcare workforce are honoured by Senegalese artist gift to CCPC-Dakar

The CCPC, as was previously reported on our website, was highly instrumental in West Africa’s fight against the pandemic.

Minister of Culture applauds the female skills and cultural heritage of Dora Murals event-Burkina Faso

The Dizénidani Association successfully hosted the 6th edition of their Dora Mural decorative competition from April 7th to 10th, 2021.

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.


The Foundation headquarters were established in Monaco in 2001 and supports many of the Principalities’ charitable organisations and activities.


The Foundation began in Tamil Nadu with its first educational actions in 1999 and continues to be central to its work today.


The Foundation has a long history of support for Arts & Culture especially in the City of Rome.


The Foundation in collaboration with key partners has achieved its most ambitious medical and social welfare project until now.


The Foundation is actively involved and supports actions in the fields of educational and social welfare, environmental research, arts and culture in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America.

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