Community Foundations

Fondazione Cariplo intends to foster the development of independent entities that promote philanthropy and the culture of giving across the region. For this reason, in 1998 it launched the Community Foundation project. Community Foundations are present in all Lombardy provincial capital cities, as well as in Verbania and Novara. Community Foundations are one of the most innovative and sophisticated examples of philanthropy. They were first conceived and established in the United States in 1914 and then rapidly expanded worldwide, in particular in Europe. Fondazione Cariplo has had the merit of introducing them in Italy and adjusting that model to the specific local identity and needs.

To ensure adequate funding to these foundations, Fondazione Cariplo committed to a great challenge, i.e.  providing an extraordinary grant of up to €10 million to each community foundation. The extraordinary grant is conditional upon the foundation’s ability to attract local donations, that increase its endowment fund, as evidence of its local rooting and consensus.

Community foundations engage in activities serving the public good. Specifically, they deal with the promotion of actions in the fields of social security and healthcare, the promotion and development of local communities, vocational training, amateur sports, the protection, promotion and enhancement of cultural activities, of historic and artistic assets and initiatives, the protection and enhancement of the value of nature and the environment, scientific research and other activities aimed at improving the quality of life. Community Foundations promotes innovative projects locally, leveraging co-financing by other public and private organizations.

The Community Foundations created by Fondazione Cariplo have set the standards for those willing to start-up such entities. The international press provided wide coverage of this project, which has also been the subject of many conferences and meetings in the United States, Brazil and in a number of European countries.
 

List of the Community Foundations in Lombardy:

Fondazione della provincia di Lecco Onlus
Tel. 0341 353123
e-mail: fondazione@fondprovlecco.org
web: www.fondprovlecco.org

Fondazione Provinciale della Comunità Comasca Onlus
Tel. 031 261375
e-mail: info@fondazione-comasca.it
web: www.fondazione-comasca.it

Fondazione della Comunità della Provincia di Mantova Onlus
Tel. 0376 2371
e-mail: info@fondazione.mantova.it
web: www.fondazione.mantova.it

Fondazione della Comunità del Novarese Onlus
Tel. 0321 611781
e-mail: info@fondazione.novara.it
web: www.fondazione.novara.it

Fondazione della Comunità Bergamasca Onlus
Tel. 035 212440
e-mail: info@fondazionebergamo.it
web: www.fondazionebergamo.it

Fondazione della Comunità di Monza e Brianza Onlus
Tel. 039 3900942
e-mail: info@fondazionemonzabrianza.org
web: www.fondazionemonzabrianza.org

Fondazione Comunitaria della Provincia di Cremona Onlus
Tel. 0372 24820
e-mail: fondazionecomunitaria@fastpiu.it
web: www.fondazioneprovcremona.it

Fondazione della Comunità del Varesotto Onlus
Tel. 0332 287721
e-mail: info@fondazionevaresotto.it
web: www.fondazionevaresotto.it

Fondazione della Comunità Bresciana Onlus
Tel. 030 46046
e-mail: info@fondazionebresciana.org
web: www.fondazionebresciana.org

Fondazione Comunitaria della Provincia di Pavia Onlus
Tel. 0382 538795
Fax 0382 532854
e-mail: fondazionepv@virgilio.it
web: www.fondazionepv.it

Fondazione "Pro Valtellina" - Sondrio
Tel. 0342 514934
e-mail: info@provaltellina.org
web: www.provaltellina.org

Fondazione Comunitaria della Provincia di Lodi Onlus
Tel. 0371 432726
e-mail: info@fondazionelodi.org
web: www.fondazionelodi.org

Fondazione Comunitaria del Ticino Olona
Tel. e Fax 0331/442461
e-mail: info@fondazioneticinoolona.it
web: www.fondazioneticinoolona.it

Fondazione Comunitaria del Verbano Cusio Ossola
Tel. e Fax 0323 557658
e-mail: info@fondazionevco.it
web: www.fondazionevco.it

Fondazione Comunitaria Nord Milano
Tel. 02 2484315
Cell. 388 1958899
e-mail: fondazionecomunitaria.nordmi@gmail.com
web: www.fondazionenordmilano.com