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FAM Foundation launch

Updated: Jul 4

FAM was established in October 2020 as a non-profit, family-based private foundation by Ana Mendonça. It was created in honor of her father, Pedro Mendonça, and his deep passions for the sea and humanity.


Ana Mendonça made the decision to carry forward her father's legacy and emulate his example. Her aspiration is to make meaningful and positive transformations in the world and in the lives of individuals, just as her father did.


I decided to establish a foundation in my father honor with the heritage he left me and above all with his altruistic way of living."

Pedro Mendonça was not only a sea and sailing enthusiast but, above all, a man driven by causes and a firm believer in taking action, with a profound understanding that people were the most valuable aspect of life.


FAM Mission

The preservation of the sea and all natural water resources, safeguarding their future, is accomplished through the promotion of knowledge via educational, environmental, and scientific advancements both in Portugal and worldwide.

Enhancing human potential across various domains is achieved through the promotion of education, awareness, research, and empowerment of individuals and communities.

Ensuring the well-being of underprivileged communities is facilitated by supporting organizations that collaborate with them and promote their growth and development.."

FAM Vision


"A world where every individual has the opportunity to live a healthy and equitable life within a supportive community, while maintaining a harmonious balance with the environment"


FAM SDG Impact Investment thematic Pillars


The FAM Foundation is committed to focusing its efforts on select Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations in 2015. By funding initiatives or organizations that have the potential for both environmental and social impact, the Foundation aims to contribute to the achievement of these global goals.

By directing its resources towards initiatives and organizations aligned with the SDGs, on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 14 (Life Below Water), 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), 4 (Quality Education), and 3 (Good Health and Well-being). The FAM Foundation strives to play a significant role in advancing sustainable development and creating a better future for all.

The specific SDGs that the FAM Foundation prioritizes may vary based on their strategic objectives and areas of focus. However, the Foundation is dedicated to supporting projects and organizations that align with the SDGs and demonstrate the potential to make a positive difference in areas such as ocean conservation, clean water and sanitation, quality education, health and well-being for all people.

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