Who we are


We develop initiatives of social and educational impact with resources coming from the income of a fund constituted by the German automaker in 1979.

In addition, we have technically supported some social responsibility actions by Volkswagen.

We share the vocation of moving people. Movements that reduce distances and generate change, transforming potential into reality.

Together with technical partners, we apply and spread knowledge able to relate theory to practice. This results in effective changes on two fronts: education and social development.

We plan and engage in actions through partnerships with the public and private sectors, and organized civil society. And, together, we implement projects that influence public policies and are sustainable over the long term.

Our mission is to promote and engage in actions that contribute to improving the quality of state education and fostering the social development of low-income communities in Brazil. For this, we work on continuing education projects for local school educators, providing access to quality education.

Respect, sustainability, continuity and transparency are the values that underlie our work. This is part of what we do to inspire and move people.

Get to know the members of the Board of Trustees, Audit Committee and Executive Board of the Volkswagen Foundation

Board of Trustees

  • Chairman Marcellus Puig
  • Vice Chairman Marcio Chelles
  • Adviser Antônio Megale
  • Adviser Rafael Vieira Teixeira
  • Adviser Antônio Roberto Cortes

Fiscal Board

  • Chairman Luis Fabiano Alves Penteado
  • Adviser Edvaldo Picolo
  • Adviser Claudio Herbert Naumann

Executive Board

  • Superintendent Daniela de Avilez Demôro
  • Director of Investments Luiz Paulo Brasizza