From the Foundation’s mission to its philanthropic role in civil society

The Multi-year Framework Plan sets out the Foundation’s mission and role, the goal it pursues and the manners in which it deploys its grant-making over a medium-term horizon (6 years).

Since it formation, Fondazione Cariplo has played a crucial role in helping the social, cultural, and economic development of the communities it serves. The current tough economic and social conditions pose new challenges to the Foundation. In recent years, under increasing pressures to get their fiscal house in order and balance their budget, local administrations have drastically cut their spending and reduced services for their citizens. So, now more ever, all players working for the common good are called to reach out to those in need.

Mission statement

Fondazione Cariplo intends to be a resource that helps social and civil organizations better serve their own community.


Building a social context full of opportunities where individuals can develop their own potential to the fullest and experience rich and meaningful relationships with other people.