About Us

The Garcia Family Foundation was established in 2015 as a private philanthropic foundation in order to promote and enhance cultural, educational and artistic appreciation of the world. It is our purpose to support those persons and entities involved in these pursuits in order to develop and enhance the preservation, maintenance, research, interpretation, dissemination and charitable impact of cultural, educational, and artistic traditions and institutions in countries including but not limited to the United States and Brazil.

Who We Are

The Garcia Family Foundation was established in 2015 as a private philanthropic foundation in order to promote and enhance cultural, educational and artistic appreciation of the world. It is our purpose to support those persons and entities involved in these pursuits in order to develop and enhance the preservation, maintenance, research, interpretation, dissemination and charitable impact of cultural, educational, and artistic traditions and institutions in countries including but not limited to the United States and Brazil.

What We Do

We hope to inspire learning and in particular to motivate, help, and address underserved communities with financial needs to attain access to education, art and culture. To achieve this, we plan to support the work of nonprofit and charitable projects and institutions seeking to promote innovation and technology that improve communities’ knowledge and appreciation of education, creativity, arts, and culture and, in particular, low income communities with needs. The primary purpose being to cultivate, promote, foster, sponsor and develop among the general public, but in particular, young people in the United States and Brazil, an appreciation and understanding of cultural, natural, and artistic traditions and innovations, and to stimulate public awareness of the same.

Where We Work

We currently sponsor projects in both in the United States and Brazil, but we are not limited to theses two countries.

Our Council

Renata Santiago
Orphao Garcia

Director/President/Chairman

Renata Garcia holds a Law Degree from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, LLMs in Corporate Law from the Universidade Candido Mendes, Brazil, LLM in Banking from IBMEC, Sao Paulo, LLM in International Law from Catholic University of Leuven and Certification of Global Philanthropy from NYU. She is married to Claudio Garcia. Renata and Claudio are dedicated to philanthropy, focusing on arts, education and cultural initiatives through The Garcia Family Foundation. Renata is also a member of the Harvard Global Advisory Council.

Claudio Moniz
Barreto Garcia

Director/Treasurer

Claudio Garcia is an economist who graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He currently serves as Board Member of AB InBev. He is married to Renata Garcia. Claudio and Renata are dedicated to philanthropy, focusing on arts, education and cultural initiatives through The Garcia Family Foundation. Claudio is also a member of the Harvard Global Advisory Council.

Maria Isabel Neves
Garcia dos Santos-Nivault
Director/Vice-President

Isabel dos Santos-Nivault holds an LL.M in International Business Law from Rouen Law School in France and an LL.S with a specialization in Business Law from the University of Sao Paulo Law School in Brazil. She is a partner at Gouvea Vieira Advogados (GVA) and heads their Paris office.