CaixaBank's social commitment is projected even more thanks to its territorial control. The people who work in our network of branches detect the needs of local social organizations, channelling the financial support of the "la Caixa" Foundation.
Thanks to this collaboration between CaixaBank Social Action and the “la Caixa” Foundation, thousands of small and medium-sized social organizations have access to valuable resources to carry out their projects.
"la Caixa" Foundation
At CaixaBank, we contribute to social progress by supporting inclusion, education, environmental sustainability, diversity, corporate volunteering and social welfare in general, through our collaboration with the "la Caixa" Banking Foundation, our benchmark shareholder.
With a budget of 510 million euros in 2021, it is once again the private foundation with the most resources dedicated to social initiatives in Spain.
At CaixaBank, we promote corporate volunteering as a basic pillar of our social action. With the aim of contributing to improve society, the quality of life of people and their environment, we make the most of the work carried out by employees, customers, acquaintances and many other groups interested in helping others.
The positive impact of CaixaBank's Volunteer work is twofold: it contributes to improving many peoples' lives and helping causes that require support, and it enhances the relationships between the bank's employees, thus adding to their personal and professional growth.
The benchmark in corporate volunteering since 2005
CaixaBank's Volunteers Association was created by the bank's employees and retirees in 2005, supported by “la Caixa”, with the aim of integrating volunteer work into the employees' daily activity. The association's goal is to contribute together to a better and fairer world, in which opportunities are given to those who most need them.
CaixaBank's Volunteer programme is participated by employees in active service from the entire Group, “la Caixa” Foundation, retired employees and individuals who took early retirement from these organisations, as well as friends, relatives and customers.
In 2020, a complicated year with many changes, the Association also evolved by expanding its range of remote activities, incorporating online activities and communication channels, and keeping its essence and will to build together a better society.
We work towards improving the living conditions of people in vulnerable situations
The Association's work is materialised in detecting certain vulnerable communities' social requirements within five areas of activity, in which it is the benchmark. Through these areas, it is able to cover the needs of these communities and encourage transformative actions aimed at changing current situations: