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Carlos Slim Foundation Company Profile

The Foundation was incorporated in 1986 as Asociación Carso A.C., changed its name in February 2006 to Fundación Carso, A.C. In May 24, to Fundación Carlos Slim, with the mission to establish a range of non-lucrative projects in education, health, justice and personal and community development by contributing human and financial resources to equip Mexican society with the necessary tools to succeed professionally and socially. Fundación Carlos Slim, has an endowment of US$3.5 billion. The objectives of the organization have been strengthened and developed over time, based primarily on the following principles: Promote education, sports, cultural and artistic activities; provide aid to hospitals, orphanages, disadvantaged people and social welfare institutions. Establish good faith as a business standard and in the professions; foster appreciation of all civil service occupations and respect for our own service to society. Grant scholarships to students, professionals, teachers and emissaries of culture at large, in order to begin, continue and apply their learning to all fields of knowledge at domestic and international centers of higher education. Assist in opening, promoting, fostering, sponsoring, subsidizing, funding and supporting libraries, newspaper archives, museums and exhibits. Create and support printers and publishing companies that publish bulletins, books and all kinds of printed works. Organize programs to promote, foster, sponsor and subsidize seminars, presentations, meetings and conferences with renowned pedagogical and scientific experts. Acquire or build all types of urban property and real estate in order to achieve the desired goals.

News from Carlos Slim Foundation:

Carlos Slim Foundation and Coursera Announce Strategic Partnership to Advance Education and Job Creation in Latin America

Collaboration focuses on learning as pathway to a better future
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The Carlos Slim Foundation, and Coursera, a leading open online course platform, have teamed up to expand access to education and employment opportunities throughout Latin America…

Telmex's Aldea Digital Event Enters Guinness World Records Book, Underscores Importance of ICT, Stresses Carlos Slim Foundation

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Mexican telecommunications company Telmex's recent Aldea Digital event has won the company an entry into the Guinness World Records book as the largest digital inclusion event in the world. Hosted with the goal of gathering as many users of digita…