The Hugo Cancio Foundation

About: In 2016, Hugo Cancio decided to create a family foundation to help oversee his and his daughter’s philanthropic interests. They formed The Hugo Cancio Foundation out of a desire to give back to the communities about which they are passionate and that have undoubtedly impacted their lives.

Who we are:

A native-born Cuban, Hugo Cancio is an internationally renowned expert on the Cuban business environment and culture, and is an active proponent of Cuba’s reconciliation and economic growth. As the President and CEO of Fuego Enterprises since 1997, Mr. Cancio has built a substantial diversified holdings company with operations in media and entertainment as well as travel and telecommunications. Among his many accomplishments is the monthly publication of OnCuba (, the first Cuba-focused bi-lingual magazine with national distribution in the U.S. Mr. Cancio’s Cuba Business Development Group has offered strategic and business solutions for opportunities in Cuba and the Caribbean basin markets since 2009.

Born in Havana, Cuba, Mr. Cancio immigrated to the US in 1980 during the Mariel Boatlift. Mr. Cancio is the proud father of three daughters and while he resides in Miami, he maintains strong personal and business connections throughout Cuba and shuttles frequently to Havana. Mr. Cancio currently serves as the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fuego Enterprises,the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Americas Group and Cuba Business Enterprise, Chairman of the Hugo Cancio Foundation, and as Editor-in-Chief of OnCuba Magazine, ARTOnCuba and OnCuba Real Estate.He has been featured in prestigious publications around the world, including The New Yorker Magazine, Internationale, France 24, CNN, MSNBC, NBC Today Show, and many others.

It is the mission of The Hugo Cancio Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and Cuba in order to meet the challenges of reconciliation.

The Cancio Foundation believes that empowerment and change are facilitated by leaders who work towards the common good. We believe our two countries have much to learn from each other with meaningful exchanges. Exchanges that foster dialogue to strengthening the artistic, environmental, medical, scientific, and social science communities in the U.S. and Cuba. We hope that by developing relationships and financially supporting the not for profit community, we will engage organizations, develop programs, and leaders that will directly impact communities on both sides of the the Florida straits.

The Hugo Cancio Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization is always looking for new ways to support our communities.


For additional information or questions, contact:
Cherie N. Cancio
Executive Director
Hugo Cancio Foundation

Also known as The Cancio Foundation

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