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We enable the world to understand the opportunities and wonders of Fungi

We facilitate the exploration, discovery, documentation, conservation and preservation of the world’s most important kingdom, fungi

Giuliana Furci
[Credit: Verónica López]

Fungi make systems ecosystems

Giuliana Furci

Chief Executive Director, Fungi Foundation

Why Fungi matter
to the world

The next climate hero?

Fungi enables us to create processed materials. Simultaneously, it can help us to digest certain materials. Plastics, for instance. Fungi is nature's recycler.

You eat it every day

Fungi are responsible for almost all our food production. Without Fungi, you wouldn’t get your weekend beer or wine.

90% of all Fungi are still hiding out there…

… and +2000 new ones are discovered each year. This is your chance to discover one and get it named after you.

Lifesaving Fungi Icon

Life-saving abilities

+200 million lives have been saved due to the world’s most famous Fungi, Penicillium, which is used in crafting the medication process of Penicillin.

World’s largest organism

Did you know that the largest living organism is a single gigantic specimen of honey mushroom?

Is this real or am I dreaming?

216 species of fungi are thought to be psychedelic. Some of them are investigated to cure mental disease.

Partners of the Foundation

The Fungi Foundation and its contributors work for the fungi, their habitats and the people who depend on them.

We allow people to explore & value the connections and wonders of mushrooms

Fungi Foundation is the first NGO in the world to work entirely for the protection and promotion of fungi

The Fungi Foundation is a global organization that explores Fungi to increase knowledge of its diversity, promote innovative solutions to contingent problems, educate about its existence and responsible applications, as well as recommending public policy for their conservation.

Russula sardonia
[Credit: Carolina Magnasco]
Amanita muscaria mushroomYellow Fungi
Lactarius deliciossus

Fungus of the day

Lactarius deliciossus

Lactarius deliciosus, commonly known as the saffron milk cap and red pine mushroom, is one of the best known members of the large milk-cap genus Lactarius. A fresco in the Roman town of Herculaneum appears to depict Lactarius deliciosus and is one of the earliest pieces of art to illustrate a fungus. It can be found all over the world.

We expand the
boundaries of mycology

Our initiatives are creating a healthy planet, in which fungi are recognized as the interconnectors and recyclers of nature.
Below you can find some of our blog posts.

The beginning

Giuliana Furci founds the Fungi Foundation.

Chilean environmental law

Fungi are effectively included in Chilean environmental law (in the reform to the Law on General Bases of the Environment, No.19.300.

FFCL Fungarium

The Foundation’s collection of dehydrated fungi is indexed in the Index Herbariorum, coordinated by the New York Botanical Garden. The code FFCL is assigned to our collection which is the first exclusive collection of fungi in Chile.

Exhibition "Fungi, A Kingdom to be Discovered"

Fundación Fungi, along with the National Museum of Natural History, create the exhibition “Fungi, A Kingdom to be Discovered”, which travels through Chilean cities. This is the first exhibition exclusively on Fungi in Chile’s history.

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