Background
Fundacion Banco Santander works with autonomy and decide its own program. Nevertheless its Trustees are from the Bank and they are the main decision organ.

Related organisation - Fundacion Banco Santander is part of the most important cultural institutions in Spain, as member of the Board of Trustees (Thyssen Museum, Reina Sofia Museum, Casa America, Fundacion Hispano-Brasilena...) It's also member of private organizations working on colleting and heritage.
Mission
Fundacion Banco Santander has a clear cultural, humanistic, and scientific commitment. It performs its cultural sponsorship task following certain basic programming lines, amongst them to render art more accessible, to cooperate in the necessary merging of the humanities and the sciences through multidisciplinary projects that bridge the divide between both realms, to revive legacies in the arts, literature and history and to feel the pulse of today's society by debating on and reflecting upon the changes our society is undergoing. A very special effort is made as regards sustainability and the recovery of natural heritage. It has programmes designed to help raising citizens' awareness of the need for a more fair, equitable and sustainable society.
Geographic focus
Spain and Europe
Programme areas
Art, Exhibitions, Educational Programs, Literature, Environment, Music