The Fundação’s aim of improving the quality of life for many thousands of people, mainly in Portugal and Macao, has led to constant work in welfare and philanthropy. This involves providing equipment for medical facilities and other clinical support services, sponsoring training programmes in health and social welfare and giving support for cases of extreme need.
In Portugal, the Fundação’s name is linked to several hospital services through gifts of equipment. Hundreds of kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, welfare institutions and even prisons also receive occasional support from the Fundação. Worth of emphasis is the annual support granted to public primary schools and the traditional offer of Christmas presents to every child interned in public hospitals around the country.