Beneficiary Foster Homes and Institutions

Wave by Wave works with a network of 15 host houses in the Cascais and Lisbon area.

In Gaia, we work with 2 TEIP groups (educational territories of priority intervention).

Our partners are not only an important part of Wave by Wave, but also represent people and companies with values and beliefs that share who we are.

Financial support to Wave By Wave through the “Active Citizens” program with the aim of empowering vulnerable social groups.

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

– Financial support to WBW as a partner for carrying out the Effectiveness Study and mentoring in the management of the project.

Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa

Financial support to WBW as a partner to carry out the Effectiveness Study, and technical support in the management and interaction of SCML residential shelters.

José de Mello Saúde

Financial support to WbW as a partner to carry out the Effectiveness Study, support for the training of young people/technical staff, dissemination and sharing of the study, contact bridges.

Cascais City Council

Financial support to WBW through the Sports Council and Social Council for activities with young people as well as with the Child Protection Committee (stress management and team building though surf therapy).

Associação D.Pedro V

Financial support to the WBW as a partner for carrying out the Annual Intervention and creating the mixed summer camps.

Águas Municipais de Gaia

Financial support to WBW as a partner for the realization of the “Wave by Wave a Norte” and support for its implementation.

Portugal Social Innovation

Financial support to WBW as a partner to carry out the “Wave by Wave a Norte”, which represents the first expansion.

Active Citizens

The Active Citizens Fund, financed by public resources from Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, has been, since 2021, key economic support for Wave by Wave, since the main axes are the strengthening of Civil Society, reinforcement of active citizenship, and empowerment of vulnerable groups.

CRCQL – Lombos Praia

Provision of space: gym for sessions, changing rooms, material storage, general meetings, office and training.

Altice Foundation

Financial support to the WBW as a partner for carrying out the Annual Programme and creating the mixed summer camps.

Partners Communication Agency

Pro-bono support for the rebranding of the WBW image with an associated campaign and communication plan.

Ericeira Surf & Skate – Grupo Despomar

Donation and delivery of some material (wetsuits), support in the dissemination within the surfing community.

Costa Board

Launch of the competition for all young people from the WBW to design the future model of the WBWxCostaBoard. The model is called Hugo, in honor of the young winner.

Fonte Viva

Donation and delivery of fresh fruit and water for the entire intervention (all field activities) and events.

Carcavelos and Parede Freguesias (Local parishes)

Provision of office supplies and support for the organization of common spaces and changing rooms.


Donation and delivery of cookies for the entire annual programme and all field activities and events.

International Surf Therapy Organization

Mentoring, dissemination support, international validation; annual organization of International Surf Therapy Meeting.

VdA – Vieira de Almeida, Sociedade de Advogados

Legal consultancy within the scope of the VdA pro-bono support program for entrepreneurship initiatives in Portugal.

Portuguese Surfing Federation

Support for surfing activities.

National Surfers Association

Provision of Meeting Room and work for the team, institutional support in the dissemination within the surfing community within the scope of the annual cycle of the National Surfing Championship.

McKinsey & Company

Support to the operational and organizational management of the WBW.

Manuel Violante Foundation

Participation in the MILES program to train the organization’s management skills.

Commission for the Protection of Children and Youth

Institutional and strategic support.

 Faculty of Psychology – University of Lisbon

Research project – supervision, data collection and production of scientific article.

Order of Portuguese Psychologist

Validation of the measure, accreditation of the training (in progress) of trainees in the specialty in Psychology.

Volunteering Grant

Support in the search for volunteers.

Amnesty International

Institutional and strategic support.

Bar do Gémeos – Praia de Carcavelos

Organization of lunches for groups of specific participants.

Port of Cascais / Douro Captaincy

Support for surfing activities.