Francisco Manuel Dos Santos Foundation

Promoting debate and providing credible information and knowledge to the portuguese people so they can make informed decisions.


Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos considers as essential to promote a more active involvement of the civil society in the reflexion and solution of national problems and, for such reason, it shall endeavour its best efforts to give to citizens the widest knowledge of its initiatives and projects. In such sense, Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos shall seek to provide the Portuguese society with clear, objective and accurate information on the results of its activities, further guaranteeing the maximum transparency in regard to its organisation, its purposes, its sources of financing and its activities.

Geographic Focus


Programme Areas

– Citizenship, Social Justice & Public Affairs
– Environment/Climate
– Sciences & Research
– Socio-economic Development, Poverty

The Foundation main activity areas include: funding academic research, book publishing, conference organization. The Foundation also hosts Portugal’s biggest statistical database.

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