Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

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Year established: 
1956
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Charity, arts, education, and science are the four-fold purpose of this Portuguese foundation. Its work takes the form of projects and programs organized by the foundation (direct activities) or subsidies awarded to external initiatives (grant giving). The foundation's general objectives for education sector development are: promote sustainable development; contribute to international programs for the reduction of poverty; and encourage participation of the wider community. The main focus of their activity in this domain includes: human resources training; cultural and educational projects; preparation and production of educational materials; and analysis and discussion of educational matters.

Areas of engagement in non-state education

Funding Priorities

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Range of typical investment size: 
Under $100,000
$100,000-$500,000
Typical length of investment: 
Most are for 2-3 years of guaranteed support
Size of overall portfolio: 
$1 million and up
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