Since Global Gift Foundation’s founding to date, the Foundation, its events and its creator, Maria Bravo, have received great recognition for the international and national philanthropic work done. Find below the awards and recognitions received alongside with a brief description and images.



Maria Bravo awarded by the Malaga Provincial Council
Maria Bravo awarded by the Malaga Provincial Council

Maria Bravo awarded by the Malaga Provincial Council

The Malaga Provincial Council held an awards ceremony to honor the social organizations that received subsidies from the council. Maria Bravo, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the Global Gift Foundation and Casa Angeles, received an award on behalf of her organization. With the subsidy provided by the Malaga Provincial Council, the Global Gift Foundation will be able to cover the pool at Casa Angeles, a day center for children with special needs, so that they can continue their therapies during the winter season.

“I am honored to receive this award. Being a subsidized charity is a great opportunity to create a positive impact on society. Thanks to the Malaga Provincial Council, we will be able to meet the needs of our children, even during the winter season by covering the pool so that they can continue their therapies,” said Maria Bravo.

Marbella Town Hall recognizes the life and professional career of Maria Bravo, who represent the best values of our society


On March 4th, Marbella Town Hall honored Maria Bravo and fourteen other women for their exemplary lives and professional careers, recognizing them as representatives of the best values of our society. The recognition was part of the International Women’s Day celebration program and was held at the Adolfo Suárez Conference Center, with the presence of Isabel Cintado, Councilor for Equality.

Upon receiving her recognition plaque, Maria Bravo expressed her gratitude and dedicated the honor to her mother, Angeles Bravo, who instilled in her the belief that she could achieve anything she set her mind to. Maria emphasized the importance of women empowerment and the vital role women play in moving the world forward with their passion. She also thanked Isabel Cintado for the honor and the support she has given to Global Gift.

Marbella Town Hall recognizes the life and professional career of Maria Bravo, “who represent the best values of our society”.
PLAZA MARIA BRAVO at The City of Estepona


PLAZA MARIA BRAVO at The City of Estepona

The Estepona City Council recognized as a Life time achievement award the philanthropic and personal career of Maria Bravo by giving her name to a square, located between Goya and El Cid streets, near where Maria lived as a child.

With this recognition they wanted to value the solidarity facet of María Bravo and her link with the Costa del Sol and, specifically, with Estepona. Maria bravo in the presence of the mayor, José María García Urbano, unveiled the street sign on her honor “PLAZA MARIA BRAVO”.

PLAZA MARIA BRAVO at The City of Estepona
PLAZA MARIA BRAVO at The City of Estepona
Honoured with the UAE Golden Visa

Honoured with the UAE Golden Visa

After leading the 100 Million Meals on 2021 under Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign was launched to provide food parcels for families and people in need across 20 countries during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

She has been honored with the Golden Visa after bringing the annual campaign on a new level, involving her celebrity friends to promote the campaign worldwide and giving global awareness.

Award «Liderazgo Solidario 2021» New York Summit

The New York Summit awarded Maria Bravo with the Solidarity Leadership 2021 awarded for her philanthropreneur work with Global Gift Foundation. The Inspiring Committed Leaders Foundation, had the pleasure of presenting the “Solidarity Leadership 2021” award to the actress, businesswoman and founder of the Global Gift Foundation, María Bravo, in thewords of its president, Ray Cazorla:

“For his leadership, passion and commitment, because he inspires thousands of people through the great solidarity and professional work he does, for contributing a grain of sand to society through this humanitarian and philanthropic aid that changes the lives of women, children and families in need.

Thank you for being part of the change that our planet needs for the new generations. For the NY Summit Awards, it is an honor to recognize their work and value the trajectory of great Institutions, which are an example of struggle and humility, which is a source of pride for us because it coincides with the values and objectives of our foundation.”

Award «Liderazgo Solidario 2021» New York Summit


The Fire Brigade

The Fire Brigade together with the Marbella City Council give María Bravo this award in recognition of her tireless work with the Global Gift Foundation.

El Cuerpo de Bomberos junto con el Ayuntamiento de Marbella otorgan a María Bravo este premio como reconocimiento a su incansable labor frente a Global Gift Foundation


Linda Magazine Awards Maria Bravo

Linda Magazine rewards Maria Bravo for her social commitment at her home town.


CIT Marbella Awards Maria Bravo For Her Philanthropic Trajectory.

The Marbella business association, CIT, handed its most significant award, the “Luis Cierco Special Award” for promoting the Marbella brand around the world, to Maria Bravo in recognition of the work she does through The Global Gift Gala.

“Radio Radio Network” Awards Maria Bravo As Philanthropits Of The Year

Radio Radio Network presents their award dedicated to the “Philanthropist of the Year” to Maria Bravo.

We are One Gala

Michel Issa, founder of one of the most important philanthropic galas in Europe, the “We Are One Gala”, handed Maria Bravo an award at the We Are One Gala, in recognition of her philanthropic work through the Foundation.

The award was presented to Maria during the gala celebration at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on the 31st January. The delivery was accompanied by a surprise video of the actress and activist Eva Longoria, where the actress praised the work of Maria as Founder and CEO of Global Gift Foundation.


III Corazón Solidario


Global Gift Foundation received an award from Corazon magazine on behalf of jewellry brand Folli Follie. Every year, several NGO´s receive a donation for their dedication and help to society.

Five foundations were recognized for their different achievements – Child Welfare, Third World, Animal Welfare, Woman Rights and Social Action which was awarded to Global Gift Foundation.


Solidarity Award –

COPE Network

The COPE radio network awards Maria Bravo with their Cofrade Solidarity Award.


Recognition of the President of One2one MK & Events

Councilor for Tourism of the City of Marbella, José Luís Hernández and the president of the One2one MK & Events company, give María Bravo the yearly award dedicated to philanthropy in recognition of The Global Gift Gala as Best Event of the Year.

The Children For Peace ONLUS awards Maria Bravo for her Philanthropic work

The Children for Peace gave María Bravo of the Global Gift Foundation an award in recognition of her years of tireless work and diligence benefiting non-profit organizations, as well as men, women and children in need. For her humility, gentility, vision and her extraordinary efforts making her more than worthy of this recognition.

Recognition from City Council of Marbella

The City Council of Marbella and Mayor, Mª Ángeles Muñoz, acknowledged Maria Bravo´s philanthropic trajectory exercised the last few years both on a national and international level during the celebration of The Global Gift Gala, Marbella 2014. The Mayor gave a commemorative plaque on behalf of the whole city and showed her personal gratitude.

Recognition of Sportsmen for a Cause to María Bravo


Recognition of the Marbella City Council

The Mayor of Marbella, Mª Ángeles Muñoz, awarded María the “2013 Solidarity Prize”:

“In recognizing Maria Bravo for her altruistic and disinterested work in favor of our city and its most disadvantaged people.”

Marbella Volunteer Platform Award

The Marbella Volunteer Platform Award gave Maria their most significant award – the Silver Pin. The award was handed over by the Mayoress during the annual celebration of “Marbella Crea”.

Recognition of the Mayor of Los Angeles, USA

Mr Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, recognizes in his name and on behalf of the residents of Los Angeles Maria´s achievements over the years.

“As Mayor of the City of Los Angeles and on behalf of its residents, it is a pleasure to congratulate you for your recognition by the One Children’s Foundation celebrating its 4th anniversary. Your commitment and dedication to the city of Los Angeles is indeed commendable. On this special occasion, I am pleased to join with members of the community in recognizing your achievements and accomplishments over the years”.

Recognition of Los Angeles County Councilor District 13, USA

 “To Maria Bravo, with sincere thanks for her outstanding philanthropic work with the Eva Longoria Foundation and the ONE Foundation. His dedication improves the lives of others in the City of Los Angeles”.


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