Luso-American Education Foundation

Our Mission Statement

  • To lead initiatives for the advancement of the Portuguese culture and language
  • To support qualified students in accessing higher education
  • To foster life-long learning programs
The Luso-American Education Foundation was organized in 1963 to advance the Portuguese culture and language in the United States. The Foundation provides scholarships and educational grants in various categories and sponsors student exchange programs. Through such activities as the Annual Conference on Education and Culture, the Summer Youth Cultural Camp and the Dia de Portugal celebration, the Foundation further promotes the advancement of the Portuguese culture and language. Headquartered in Dublin, California with a branch in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Luso-American Education Foundation (LAEF) is a 501c3 non-profit organization. We are a branch of Luso-American Financial and proudly serve the community at large.