Supporto Studio e Ricerca
Supporto Studio e Ricerca
Established: March 2003
Legal status: Foundation
Governance: Board of Directors,Chairperson, Secretary General, Scientific Director, Scientific Committee, Board of Auditors
Intervention areas: Europe (mainly Central and Eastern Europe countries)
UniCredit Foundation is a non-profit corporate foundation, as further testimony of the Group's engagement in the promotion of a well-structured set of principles which are the basis of its corporate identity. UniCredit Foundation is entirely financed by the Group and it is an independent legal entity with a Board of Directors.
UniCredit Foundation is engaged in promoting the culture of modern corporate philanthropy, as well as of civil commitment, donation, voluntary work and is also engaged in sustaining the best talented students and researchers in the fields of economics and finance. The Foundation offers itself as a bridge between the employees of UniCredit- who are interested and willing to direct their energy and skills toward personal social engagement - and the needs of the target communities.
UniCredit Foundation is also interested in deepening the theme of social economy, with a particular focus on the meaning of business philanthropy and, more in general, on the relationship between for profit and non-profit.
The allocation of funds for the year 2017 shows that 48.2% of the resources were used for the design, implementation and management of UniCredit Foundation projects in Central and Eastern Europe, in Austria, Germany and Italy.
37.4% of funds were allocated to activities that the Foundation proposed to UniCredit employees through the Employee Community Involvement initiatives.
12.4% of the funds were used to cover general administrative costs.
Finally, a specific item is recognised relative to costs incurred for the monitoring of the individual projects, accounting for 2% of the Foundation balance sheet.
For further information, please download the 2017 Annual Report of UniCredit Foundation
The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization and may not distribute its earnings.
1) pursues social and humanitarian goals in the fields of assistance and healthcare, the environment, and training, education and teaching;
2) promotes and supports research in the fields of economics, finance, law, politics, and social sciences; awards prizes, scholarships and research grants in the manner indicated below, and promulgates and supports initiatives in universities.
The UniCredit Foundation may operate in Italy and abroad and, in furtherance of its social and humanitarian goals, may operate in places that are underdeveloped or affected by public calamity or other extraordinary events. It may direct its efforts into alleviating the suffering typically caused by adverse circumstances by meeting food needs, treating endemic diseases, and supporting the sick, elderly, children and, generally, the most disadvantaged strata of the population.
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