The Fondazione Claudia Cardinale is founded by the actress and run by her daughter Claudia Squitieri and her team in the common wish to perpetuate the life commitments of the woman and actress. 

Convinced that art and creation are unlimited resources for renewing the imaginary on contemporary issues, the Fondazione wishes to develop cultural projects and support artists in their creative journey and through intercultural exchanges. 

Throughout her life and up to the present day, Claudia Cardinale represents culture, art, and a life of commitment, especially for the defense of women’s rights and the environment. 

Her commitment is evidenced by her appointment as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Rights of Women and Girls in March 2000. Since 2007, she has been Honorary President of Green Cross Italy, a role that began in 2012 to support the Green Drop Award awarded annually at the Mostra del Cinema di Venezia.

Working with visionaries such as Federico Fellini, Werner Herzog, Sergio Leone, Luchino Visconti – to name but a few – has shown her the power of art as a vehicle for open-mindedness and for a deeper understanding of our world.

The mission of the Fondazione Claudia Cardinale is thus to contribute to societal change through the implementation, production and promotion of cultural projects with an ecological awareness as well as a particular attention to women artists.