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Profile Last Updated: 06/21/2016

Fundação Oriente

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Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for activities of a cultural, educational, artistic, scientific, social and philanthropic nature, namely in Portugal and Macao that shall aim to develop and continue the historical and cultural ties linking Portugal and the Orient, specifically China. The foundation organizes, particularly in Macao, activities that aim to enhance its cultural and artistic wealth.The People’s Republic of China as well as India, East Timor, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Malaysia are the countries where the foundation has been more active. In the Americas, particularly in Brazil, Canada and the United States, and also in Australia, the foundation is particularly active among the communities of Macanese emigrants who have settled in those countries.


Established in 1988 in PT; The foundation was established in 1988 to provide the community with the arts and culture. The Fundação Oriente is a founder member of the European Foundation Centre (EFC). This association is based in Brussels and brings together around 200 of the leading European foundations, in addition to co-operating with 7,000 non-profit-making organisations in 35 countries. In Portugal, the Fundação Oriente led the process to create the Portuguese Foundation Centre (CPF), which was started in 1993 in association with the Fundação Eng. António de Almeida and the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. The foundation is headquartered in Lisbon and has delegations in Macao, India and East-Timor.


Fundação Oriente

Independent foundation


Rua do Salitre, 66 Lisboa Lisboa, 1269-065

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