Background
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo was established in 1991 as the continuation of Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, which was founded in 1822 to support the economic development of local communities.
Mission
To pursue goals of social good and economic development.
Geographic focus
Italian provinces of Padua and Rovigo
Programme areas
The foundation focuses its philanthropic activities in the following areas:

• Scientific research
• Education
• Art and culture
• Health care
• Assistance to the underprivileged

Scientific Research
Provides financial support for the provision of sophisticated technological research equipment and specific research projects. The foundation also supports the development of the necessary research infrastructure, an example of which is the University of Padua where the foundation fosters and sustains an environment that promotes applied research and business innovation.

Education
Provides financial support to education institutions and initiatives that offer secondary school pupils and university students the best possible opportunities to develop their scholarly capacity.

Art and Culture
Supports the conservation and promotion of the artistic and cultural heritage of the region through collaborative projects with the region’s principal cultural institutions.

Health Care
Seeks to contribute to improving prevention, diagnostic and therapeutic services in the region’s hospitals and clinics, focusing on illnesses that lead to loss of self-autonomy and progressive disability.

Assistance to the Underprivileged
Supports the development of initiatives in the area of education, volunteerism and social economy for marginalised population groups. Specifically, the foundation supports the social integration of people with disabilities, focusing on rehabilitation activities, transportation and employment services. It also supports projects that target the elderly, particularly those who are no longer self-sufficient, and reinsertion initiatives for victims of abuse.