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.


The Buckley

As a Kindergarten through Grade 9 independent boy’s
school in New York City, the goals of a
Buckley education are that every boy learn fundamental…

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Chess in the Schools

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City…

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"Your contribution is vital to the Icla da Silva Foundation's mission to save lives. Each dólar that yout contribute help us continue to recruit boné marrow donos and provide support do children and adults with life threatening blood diseases in need of a marrow transplant."

Airam da Silva, M.P.H. The Icla da Silva Foundation

"The programmatic and physical expansion that will take place at Chapin in the next few years will provide all students new opportunities and new ways to learn, while honoring the history and traditions at the heart of the School. Along with you, we look forward to Chapin’s future and extend the gratitude of our entire community for your support in bringing that to life."

Anne Borland, The Chapin School

"Your contribution is an investment in each of our 759 students and their futures. Through giving, you help support our exceptional faculty and enhance the academic and extracurricular programs and facilities in which our girls play, discover, and learn."

Concepcion R. Avlar, Marymount School of New York

"Your support makes a huge difference to our students, particularly as we shepherd them to worlds of success. Your generosity is helping to lift the barriers of poverty so our students can shine and fulfill their potential as college students."

Rhea Wong, Breakthrough New York

Our Council

Renata Santiago
Orphao Garcia


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


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

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.