On 6 December, the meeting of Serralves’ Board of Founders, which every year brings together the representatives of founding institutions, was the stage for the signing of new founder protocols with 22 entities. This is a record number that constitutes the largest entry operation of new Founders since the Serralves Foundation was set up in 1989, initially with 50 Founders.
Among Serralves’ new Founders are eight companies, 13 Municipal Councils, from the North to the South of Portugal and one individual founder. These numbers reveal the intense work of growth and decentralisation of Culture carried out by Serralves during 2016, evident in the countless exhibitions of works from the Serralves Collection held throughout the country, with the key objective of making Serralves’ contemporary art collection accessible beyond the doors of the Museum, thus allowing extension of the access network and bringing local audiences closer to art and culture.
On this occasion Aníbal Cavaco Silva received the honorary title of Founder of Serralves, as has been the practise with all Portuguese Presidents since the Serralves Foundation was set up.

Banco de Investimento Global, S.A.
Bankinter, S.A. – Sucursal em Portugal 
Câmara Municipal de Mirandela
Câmara Municipal de Vila Nova de Gaia
David Rodrigues Advogados
David Rosas, Lda.
Fuste – Construção Imobiliária, S.A.
Galeria Mário Sequeira
Grupo ACA
Inspauto– Inspeção de Veículos, Lda.
KPMG & Associados - SROC, S.A.
Lucios – Engenharia e Construção
Lusíadas Saúde
Prozinco - Construção e Manutenção, S.A.
Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa
Sociedade Ponto Verde, S.A.
Telles Advogados
Trade Game S.A.

The success of the "Serralves” project depends to a large extent on our capacity to establish a long-lasting and mutually enriching association with the different entities that pertain to the Board of Founders.
Becoming a Founder of Serralves, involves taking part in an ambitious project, of national and internal renown, and identifying with the positive values of an institution that plays a leading role in the field of the arts and landscape, through the excellence of its initiatives that have a strong impact on the community.
The Founders contribution has played a key role in enabling the Foundation to embrace the significant financial commitment necessary for implementation of all the activities and initiatives held to date, which has been possible thanks to the continuing support received from its Founders, in particular the State, thus guaranteeing high quality programming and pedagogical initiatives of a very broad social reach. 

Tax Benefits 
The Portuguese State recognizes the importance of the Foundation's activities. It therefore grants a tax benefit regime to companies that support the Foundation, within the framework of the Sponsorship Law, thus permitting them to leverage their contributions for tax purposes.
In this context, contributions to the Serralves Foundation benefit from the regime established in the Sponsorship Law, stipulated in no. 2 of art. 3 of Decree-Law no. 163/2001 of 22 May, in accordance with the wording given by Decree-Law no. 240 – A/89, of 27 July that established the Serralves Foundation and approved its respective Statutes. 
As such, contributions to the Serralves Foundation may be reported as costs during the financial year in which they are made, at 120% (for annual contracts) or 130% (multi-year contracts) of their original amount, in conformity with the provisions established in nos. 1 and 2 of article 62 of the Tax Benefits Charter, in the wording given to it by Law no. 64/2008, Law no. 64-A/2008 and Law no. 10/2009.

Board of Founders 
Luis Braga da Cruz - Chairman

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