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Fundação Benfica (Benfica Foundation) is a non-profit organization, created on the 27th of January of 2009, recognized as the first foundation to be created within a Portuguese football club, Sport Lisboa e Benfica, embodying the Club´s own social awareness.
Our mission is to conceptualize, plan and implement projects dealing with social, educational, environmental and health issues as a way to contribute to the quality of life of the human being, in particular of children and young adults in a social risk situation, by also promoting inclusive sports.
Since 2009 we have already reached over 25.000 beneficiaries in our different projects, such as the “Para ti Se não faltares!” that aims to tackle school dropout rates and improve the overall school results or the KidFun project that promotes the knowledge and integration of important values like respect and responsibility in young people’s lives.
Benfica Foundation also act as fundraisers for humanitarian aid: the 7th Match Against Poverty (2010) in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) which helped the population of Haiti, following the environmental catastrophe of the earthquake in 2010; and the Act Against Hunger (2012) in partnership with The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Fundação Luís Figo.
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