In 1977, the Roberto Marinho Foundation was founded on the premise that communication can be a tool for social change. The foundation promotes the right to education, encourages leadership, and works to preserve the environment and cultural heritage of Brazil. Through collaboration with a network of public and private partners, the foundation implements programs in diverse settings throughout Brazil.
Roberto Marinho Foundation is committed to promoting culture by developing and creating museums and exhibitions. The foundation plays an active role in the cultural renaissance in Rio with the establishment of the Museum of Art of Rio (MAR), opened in 2013, the Museum of Tomorrow, opened in 2015, as well as the new Museum of Image and Sound on Copacabana Beach. The Soccer Museum and the Museum of the Portuguese Language, also initiatives of the foundation, are among the most visited in the countries.