The Cuomo Foundation

In the Principality since 2001

About US

Since 2001

Supporting education and social welfare of the Principality

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

The following governmental and non-governmental organisations of the Principality are partners, past and present, of our organisation.


Nobel Prize Awarded IPCC’s Scholarship Program on Climate Change

In partenrship with the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (FPA2).

Monaco Red Cross

The Foundation has supported the Monaco Red Cross Scholarship Programme since 2001.

The annual scholarship enables less advantaged pupils and university students from Monaco and the surrounding municipalities to benefit and be supported in their studies.

No Finish Line Monaco

Since 2009 the Cuomo Foundation has been one of the main sponsors of the annual NFL held in Monaco. Open to all ages and abilities, this amateur marathon event raises over €350,000 each year. All proceeds go to the Association Children & Future, a Monaco-based non-profit organisation, which aims to provide assistance and support through specific projects for underprivileged and sick children around the world.

Each year the Foundation recruits a team of employees, friends and supporters who take part in this fun and worthwhile event.

Monaco Disease Power

In 2013, La Maison d’Amélie officially opened in the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. The residential respite holiday home is equipped to accommodate up to 20 disabled children and adults along with their families to enable them to rest and relax in a peaceful and appropriately adapted environment.

The Cuomo Foundation, with other partners, supported and funded the development and construction of this innovative project for the Association Monaco Disease Power. The Foundation remains involved in the maintenance and running of this exciting project.

Principality of Monaco Town Hall

In 2010, the Cuomo Foundation funded the purchase of a refrigerated vehicle for the social services department of the City hall of Monaco. This vehicle provides a daily all year round home meal delivery service for the elderly and handicapped residents of Monaco in effect since 1987.

In 2011, the Foundation supported the renovation and opening of two micro-day-nurseries (micro-cribs) run by the City hall of the Principality. The child day-care center’s called “A Riturnela” and “A Ribambela” can accommodate 20 infants.

In 2013, the Foundation co-operated further with Mairie de Monaco by financing the experimental visual and sensory therapy rooms called Espace Snoezelen. Situated within the Town Hall buildings, the program is designed to relieve stress and encourage communication in the elderly and/or disabled.

Princess Grace Academy

Directed since 2009 by renowned dancer and teacher Luca Masala, the Princess Grace Dance Academy is known around the world for its high teaching standards and the level of talent, commitment and professionalism of its graduates.

Since 2014, the Foundation’s funding has allowed 75 scholarships to be awarded to young pupils from around the world. This funding also helped the institute strengthen its academic offer through the renewal of a pianist position and securing teachers’ salaries.

Sainte-Dévote Rugby Challenge

Since 2013 the Cuomo Foundation has been one of the sponsors of the Sainte-Dévote Tournament organised by the Fédération Monégasque de Rugby and the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.

This annual event promotes the idea of ‘Rugby for All’. Young teams from all over the world participate together and special training practice programmes are designed for the differently abled. The event is open to boys and girls aged under 12 years.

Princess Grace of Monaco Hospital (CHPG)

In 2009, the Cuomo Foundation fully sponsored the purchase of a “Tissue-Tek Xpress x120” machine for the Princess Grace of Monaco Hospital (CHPG). This donation enabled the Histology and Pathology departments to further upgrade and improve the speed of their tissue processing results.

In March 2014, the Foundation again supported the Monacan hospital by funding a new machine “ANI Monitorage PhysioDoloris” for the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

The CHPG of Monaco is one of the pioneering hospitals in the world to adopt this new “PhysioDoloris” technology, a manoeuvre which allows medical personnel to quantify the pain felt by anaesthetised patients.

Ecoute Cancer Réconfort

Ecoute Cancer Réconfort is a Monaco-based association whose mission is to provide help and comfort to people suffering from cancer. The association’s actions include hospital visits to patients, maintenance of a special unit facility for palliative care and various social activities designed to uplift the daily life of the cancer sufferer.

The Cuomo Foundation provided annual funding between 2011 and 2018.

European Best Social Business Plan Competition

Since its creation in 1995, European Best Social Business Plan Competition attests the JCI’s interest on innovative business development in the Principality.

The Cuomo Foundation supported this initiative in 2012 and 2013.

Scholarship Grant: Benoît Pasquier

Between 2014 and 2015, the Foundation granted an individual scholarship to a former Polytechnique student, Benoît Pasquier from Monaco.

Based in New South Wales University, Sidney, Australia, Benoît Pasquier prepared a doctoral thesis on ocean fluid dynamics. His study focused on transformation of inorganic elements into organic matter as well its transportation around the globe through the ocean tides.

Scholarship Grant: Clara Froget

Clara Froget is a young tennis player who won the French Championship in 2014 in her age category and is currently ranked -4/6, the best French ranking for her age.

Between 2014 and 2018, the Foundation helped her with her academics. The scholarship allowed her to follow a tailor-made course, particularly adapted to the specific needs required by her sporting career.

Plant for The Planet

On 28th October, 2013 the Cuomo Foundation invited the young Felix Finkbeiner to present his charity during the Valve Repair Trilogy Conference organised by the company Edward Lifescience in Monaco.

Felix is the Founder of “Plant for The Planet”, a children’s initiative that aims to raise awareness on the issues of climate change. During this event, the Cuomo Foundation agreed to sponsor the planting of 5,000 trees in Mexico, a Plant for the Planet action.

Sene’Gala, The Painting Competition

Alfredo Cuomo was an enthusiastic supporter of the Arts. He always encouraged young inspiring artists in the many countries he visited. Alfredo and Elena Cuomo especially appreciated African Art and decided to find a way to bring some of the new exciting artists, they had encountered in Senegal, to a wider audience.

In 2008, they created and supported a painting competition to be held in Monaco. They selected a jury of African Art specialists in Senegal who viewed over 60 different artist’s work. 10 Senegalese Artists were selected  to bring their work to Monaco for the final stage of the competition.

In November 2008, at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco, an exhibition was mounted of their paintings. The highlight of the program was a special dinner auction evening which benefitted the artists. Financial prizes given by the Credit Foncier de Monaco Bank, the Monaco Red Cross and the Cuomo Foundation, were also awarded to the winners.

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