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.

Monaco Red Cross, Monaco Disease PowerChildren & Future, Fédération Monégasque de Rugby, International Junior Chamber (JCI), Principality of Monaco Town Hall…


Nobel Prize Awarded IPCC’s Scholarship Program on Climate Change

In partnership 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 Program 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.

Due to this support, 41 students were able to continue their studies in 2018.

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.

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.

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. This service was originally established in 1987 and supports the everyday life of over 180 people in need.

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.

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.

Sainte-Dévote Rugby Challenge

Since 2013 the Cuomo Foundation has been one of the sponsors of the Sainte-Dévote Tournament organized 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 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.

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 provides annual funding since 2011.

Festival For The Earth

Organised by the Italian visual artist Maria Rebecca Ballestra, a resident of Monaco, the FOR is an international forum addressing to broader audiences on possibilities of transformations, reflections and alternative options to reframe environmental issues.
The 4th edition of the Festival for the Earth (FOR) was held on 6th and 7th November 2019 at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

The program is a series of talks, workshops, and events where international scientists, researchers, artists and activists aim to highlight eco-responsible lifestyles and sustainable business models.
The events main sponsors are the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC) and the Ca’Foscari University of Venice. The Cuomo Foundation became a principal sponsor for the 2019 festival and its Project Manager, Ruth Gomez, presented a talk on its actions and the connections of artistic and ecological fields.

Completed Projects

European Best Social Business Plan Competition

A competition organised by the International Junior Chamber (JCI), Monaco

Scholarship: Mr Benoît Pasquier

Researcher from Monaco specialising in oceanography

Plant for The Planet

A children’s initiative that aims to raise awareness on the issues of climate change

Scholarship: Ms Clara Froget

Clara Froget is a young French tennis player from Nice

Sene’Gala, The Painting Competition

An initiative to uphold Senegalese contemporary artists, held in  2008.

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