Established in 1956 the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is an international foundation, based in Portugal, which promotes the development of individuals and organisations, through art, science, education, and charity, for a more equitable and sustainable society.

It promotes wider access to culture, and the transformational power of art in the development of people and societies, it contributes to reducing inequalities in access to education and care for the most vulnerable and it promotes knowledge, scientific research, and greater participation and involvement of citizens and civil society in building more sustainable communities. The Foundation undertakes its activities structured around its headquarters in Lisbon and its delegations in Paris and London.