The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal

Alliance magazine

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a Portuguese private foundation founded in 1956 with a bequest from Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian. It actively pursues its statutory aims (in the fields of arts, charity, education and science) in Portugal and abroad through a wide range of direct activities, scholarships to individuals and grants supporting projects and programmes. As well as its head office in Lisbon, it has a branch in the UK and a cultural centre in Paris.

The balance sheet for 2008 showed a decrease in value of total assets of €380.8 million (12.2 per cent) over the year.

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