”la Caixa” Banking Foundation
With its activity and results CaixaBank contributes to the development of the community through the “la Caixa” Banking Foundation of its reference shareholder.
The “la Caixa”Banking Foundation budget for 2014 is once again EUR 500 million, which for the ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation represents, for yet another year, the private Spanish foundation that devotes more resources to social action.
The ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation undertakes different types of activities and projects:
The main part of its budget (more than 66%) is given over to programs dedicated to eradicate poverty and protect socially disadvantaged groups or those at risk of exclusion such as children from needy families, the elderly or other people in a situation of dependence, immigrants with a low level of integration, young people exposed to risk behaviour, disabled people or the very ill, and their families, among others.
These include initiatives in favor of the conservation and improvement of natural spaces and information and awareness-raising programs about the importance of sustainable behaviour.
Their activities aim to bring art, music, theatre or humanities to all types of public, turning culture into an instrument of personal growth and social integration.
Most of the programme is undertaken in the different cultural centers of the ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation.
They promote academic excellence and equal opportunities through their study scholarships for different groups, such as university students or prisoners, as well as other activities of an educational type and in favor of spreading culture and scientific knowledge.