Lemann Foundation, a non-profit family organization founded in 2002 by Jorge Paulo Lemann, works to ensure that all Brazilian children have high quality public education and to create a network of talented people dedicated to solving the main Brazilian social problems. To achieve this goal, Lemann Foundation develops programs that impact millions of public school students throughout Brazil and supports institutions of excellence that work for a fairer and more developed country.
Through the Lemann Fellowship Program, the Foundation support the training of young leaders in eight top universities in the United States and the United Kingdom. Thanks to Lemann Foundation scholarships, more than 300 people have been able to attend undergraduate and graduate programs in Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Oxford, Stanford, UCLA, UIUC and Yale. All Lemann Fellows are committed to returning to Brazil to develop social impact projects. These partnerships also resulted in the creation and support of Brazilian and Latin American studies centers and institutes in Columbia, Harvard, Stanford and UIUC.