UniCredit Foundation, in cooperation with UniCredit banks, supports 44 non-profit projects focused on children in 12 Group countries with a total 500 000 EUR
In December 2019, UniCredit Foundation launched the "Call for Europe 2019 - Supporting Childhood" initiative with the aim to identify and support social projects helping children in the different European countries where UniCredit is present outside of Italy. The Group's banks were asked to provide UniCredit Foundation with a shortlist of relevant local projects in each country by the end of February 2020 and an expert jury appointed by the Foundation selected the winning initiatives to be granted a total of 500 000 euros split among the winners.
44 projects have received the Foundation's support across 12 Group countries, including: Germany, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Maurizio Beretta, Chairman of the UniCredit Foundation, commented: "In line with our shared belief of always doing the right thing, the different banks of UniCredit Group in Europe have worked together with UniCredit Foundation to identify deserving local projects focused on children and their needs. The role of our banks of different Countries has been key in this initiative to select the right projects to be rewarded in line with the needs and circumstances of each community."
UniCredit Foundation stays committed to supporting the communities in all the markets in which the Bank is present. In response to the coronavirus emergency, the Foundation has made significant donations in the various markets of the Group to support hospitals as well as different non-profit organisations in the front line in the fight against COVID-19.
All projects selected for the "Call for Europe 2019 - Supporting Childhood" initiative are run by non-profit organisations and have a focus on supporting children and adolescents (0-18) in line with the priorities of each specific local community and with the aim of generating a positive social impact in the medium/long term.