Vale Foundation


Far beyond excellence in mining activity, Vale seeks to leave a positive legacy for future generations.

Vale Foundation is a partner of the company in its mission to “transform natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development”.

With 50 years of existence, Vale Foundation seeks to leave a positive legacy in our territories, leveraging the opportunities provided by the economic growth generated by mining activities and enable corporate social investment.


We work on seven fronts

Vale Foundation carries out voluntary social projects in the areas of health, education, job and income generation, besides culture, sports and social protection, according to local demands and in partnership with recognized institutions that are experienced in these themes.

We are present in the major regions where Vale operates in Brazil

Some of our major projects


Key achievements in 2018

744 entrepreneurs and their families were impacted by Work and Income Generation projects and programs

1,929 health professionals were formed in 2018 through health projects and programs

1,159 educators were formed in 2018 through education projects and programs

Get to know the Vale´s 2018 Sustainability Report and find out more about our environmental initiatives.

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Across the world


In Vale units outside Brazil, International Vale Foundations are created, always respecting the particularities and culture of each region. From Vale Foundation methodology, we have already been implemented Foundations in Mozambique, Oman and New Caledonia.