Chief Executive Director, Fungi Foundation
Fungi enables us to create processed materials. Simultaneously, it can help us to digest certain materials. Plastics, for instance. Fungi is nature's recycler.
Fungi are responsible for almost all our food production. Without Fungi, you wouldn’t get your weekend beer or wine.
… and +2000 new ones are discovered each year. This is your chance to discover one and get it named after you.
+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.
Did you know that the largest living organism is a single gigantic specimen of honey mushroom?
216 species of fungi are thought to be psychedelic. Some of them are investigated to cure mental disease.
We campaign for the protection of fungal habitats, and undertake conservatory activities to create a thriving future for the fungi.
Explore our collaborations across disciplines to support the creation of a new mycological paradigm.
We develop online resources for educators to teach kids about fungi and their impact and reach.
We document, map and celebrate the ancestral relationships between humans and fungi.
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.
Fungus of the day
This intensely purple fungus is a mycorrhizal species mainly associated with trees of the genus Nothofagus such as coihue, ñire, pellín oak and rauli. Endemic to the Patagonia region of Chile and Argentina, it appears in autumn, where it is usually seen growing on the ground in large numbers in the Andean forests.
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.
Giuliana Furci founds the Fungi Foundation.
Fungi are effectively included in Chilean environmental law (in the reform to the Law on General Bases of the Environment, No.19.300.
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.
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.