Background

Fondazione CRT is a private non-profit organization established in 1991 by the Cassa di Risparmio di Torino. The foundation has a strong, but localised, calling and acts in key sectors of development in the two regions of Piedmont and Valle d´Aosta . Projects range from conservation and valorisation of artistic heritage and cultural activities to scientific research; from education and training to health and assistance to aiding the socially needy; from public safety to environmental protection to innovation in local organisations.


Mission

To pursue the goals of social and economic development, mainly in the regions of Piemonte and Valle d'Aosta.

Geographic focus

The regions of Piedmont and Valle d´Aosta in Italy

Programme areas

The foundation is active in three main areas:


• Arts and Culture

• Research and Education

• Welfare and Environment


Arts and Culture

supports local institutions working in this field. Music, theatre, restorations, museums, contemporary art and temporary exhibitions are the fields of intervention.


Research and Education:

supports funding and projects for education, training, scientific and technological research. Funding internships abroad and scholarships for young people and funding for local research institutions and universities from the regions are fields of intervention.


Welfare and Environment:

Supports projects and activities to support volunteer work for the weakest social groups, public health, civil protection, environmental protection and the development of the reference regions.


Recently Fondazione CRT started new initiative on the basis of the venture philanthropy approach, namely through a specific tool: Fondazione Sviluppo e Crescita – CRT (CRT Development and Growth Foundation).