Carlos Cordeiro

NET WORTH: Unknown

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Goldman Sachs 

FUNDING AREAS: Education, Healthcare & Human Services, Global, Arts & Culture, Sports

OVERVIEW: Carlos Cordeiro moves his philanthropy through the Cordeiro Family Foundation, which gave around $104,000 in a recent year. Cordeiro has supported organizations in education and healthcare. Idaho is a focus. 

BACKGROUND: Born to a Colombian mother and a Portuguese father in 1956, Carlos A. Cordeiro immigrated to the United States from India. He moved to Miami as a teenager and graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Business School. He joined Goldman Sachs and made partner in the early 1990s, and was later appointed Vice Chairman-Asia. From 2005 to 2015, he was an independent director of BHP Billiton, the world’s largest natural resources company. He is currently the vice president and president-elect of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).  


EDUCATION: Cordeiro and family, via their foundation, have supported Winchester Foundation for Educational Excellence and Strive.

HEALTHCARE & HUMAN SERVICES: Grantees include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer, The Hunger Coalition, Bald Mountain Rescue Fund, and St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation, which is committed to "achieving excellence in health care for the community of the greater Wood River region."

GLOBAL: Given Cordeiro's global background, it's no surprise that his philanthropy involves global issues. Grantees include Oxfam; Cuba Emprende Foundation, which supports the Catholic Church of Cuba's Proyecto Cuba Emprende; and the Language Project, which creates and supports libraries in underdeveloped areas.

ARTS & CULTURE: Grantees include Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami and Perelman Music Program.

SPORTS: Not only is Cordeiro is a lifelong soccer fan who's been involved in U.S. Soccer since leaving Goldman, he also rowed at Harvard. A component of his philanthropy supports National Rowing Foundation, Australia Rowing, and Friends of Harvard Golf.

LOOKING FORWARD: With Cordeiro now assuming the role of president of the United States Soccer Federation, perhaps greater sums will go to sports causes in the coming years.


The Cordeiro Family Foundation
Po Box 989
Ketchum, ID 83340-0989