The mission of the Foundation is embodied in the words of the Founder’s autograph reproduced on a tiled panel: ‘Let it Be in my Homeland a Temple of Art, Culture, and Kindness: Praise to Work, Honour to Knowledge, Hymn to Love, Testimony of Devotion to this People. Arthur Cupertino de Miranda, 1970.’

According to Article 3 of the Foundation’s Articles of Association, the Cupertino de Miranda Foundation seeks to achieve social and cultural objectives for non-profit purposes – providing nurseries or kindergartens; supporting families, and charities that already existed in this municipality, as well as individual citizens in need through financial aid; making available a reading room (library) and promoting short courses, conferences, concerts, shows (auditorium), and exhibitions (museum).