Fondazione CRT originated from Cassa di Risparmio di Torino in 1991, inheriting its name as well as its philanthropic mission. The institution was set up in the context of the Italian banking sector transformation of the early 90s, when the legislator started the privatization process of public savings banks and credit institutions, thus separating credit from philanthropic activities – the two souls of the economic activity of old public credit institutions.
Fondazione CRT is a private, non-profit organisation with full statutory and management autonomy. Its projects and resources - which amount to a total investment of 1.5 billion euro from 1991 to date - target various sectors: from the preservation and promotion of the artistic heritage and cultural activities to scientific research; from education and training to health care and assistance for vulnerable social groups; from civil protection and environmental safeguards to innovation in local institutions and support of economic development.
Fondazione CRT a private, non-profit organisation: 1.5 billion euro from 1991 to date for projects and resources.
Despite being rooted in its traditional area of intervention – which covers Piedmont and the Aosta Valley - Fondazione CRT also looks beyond its historical boundaries to Italy, Europe and the world.
To ensure maximum transparency in its communication with stakeholders, it has developed targeted communication channels: the website in the first place and, since 2012, it own pages on social networks to ensure direct and informal interactions with citizens.
GOVERNANCE & STAFF
Two bodies oversee the activity of the foundation: the Executive Board and the Strategic Planning Committee. However it's the administrative branch, guided by the Secretary General, that carries out the work.
The President of Fondazione CRT is Antonio Maria Marocco.
The General Secretary of Fondazione CRT is Massimo Lapucci.
Fondazione CRT is characterized by a young, qualified and dynamic staff. The average age of employees is 42, the level of education is high and the majority of our employees are women: 32 employees have a degree and 27 are women.
The headquarters of the foundation are situated in the center of the city in a building constructed during the 18th century and restored during the 1930s by the famous architect Giovanni Chevalley. The executive management and offices reside in this historic building. And it's here that the organization runs its activity, staying faithful to its role as a leader in the economic and social development of the Piedmont and Valley of Aosta regions.