The Foundation

Established in 1991 by Banco Comercial Português, the Foundation is a reflection of the Bank’s social responsibility and a clear commitment to support the development of the communities in which it operates.


The main patronage areas
of the Millennium bcp Foundation are:


Culture is assumed by the Foundation as its main area of activity, in which it has positioned itself as patron of several projects in the field of arts and in the preservation of the historical and architectural heritage, namely, the museological heritage, an essential component of the national identity. It has also supported initiatives related to modern and contemporary art and events that emphasize artistic interdisciplinarity and the sharing of culture with diverse audiences.

Science and Knowledge

Science and education are fundamental for the construction of a developed society and for the exercise of a responsible and informed citizenship, reason why the Foundation has been reinforcing its collaboration with diverse educative projects, of scientific investigation and of diffusion of the knowledge, through support for post-graduate programs at Portuguese universities of reference, research projects in the field of child health and award of scholarships.

Social Solidarity

With the purpose of promoting initiatives that stimulate the development of a favorable social context, the Foundation supports actions of different entities covering several areas of intervention, such as childhood, adolescence, poverty, disability, among others. The idea of supporting the weakest sections of the population and promoting the efficient management of available resources and their sustainability to third sector entities is transversal.

The Archaeological Site

Near the Arch of Augusta Street, occupying almost a whole Pombaline quarter of downtown Lisbon, stands a Millennium bcp building. Between 1991 and 1995, during the remodeling works carried out there, the drilling of the pavement exposed archaeological structures of civilizations that, throughout the time, inhabited Lisbon.