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Fundacao Luso-Americana para o Desenvolviment

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Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for the economic and corporate cooperation between Portugal and the USA; the scientific and technological cooperation with American entities; the development program for the Azores Area; and the promotion of the Portuguese language and culture in the USA.


Established in 1985 in PT; The foundation was created in 1985 by decree of the Portuguese government to establish a private, not-for-profit institution that promotes relations between Portugal and the United States in a permanent, flexible and independent way, in the hope that this exchange would further the economic, social and cultural development of Portugal. The initial assets came from money transfers made by the Portuguese government and from the Agreement on Cooperation and Defense between Portugal and the USA (1983). The foundation had an endowment of € 85 million and since 1992 it has been living exclusively off income from its assets.


Fundacao Luso-Americana para o Desenvolviment

Independent foundation


Rua Do Sacramento À Lapa 21 1249-090, 1200-792 Lisboa Lisbon, Portugal 1200-792

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