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 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.
Despite being rooted in its traditional area of intervention – which covers Piedmont and the Aosta Valley - Fondazione CRT also looks beyond its historical boundaries at other national and international non-profit models and experiences.
Over the course of twenty years, Fondazione CRT has diversified and perfected its way of operating, so as to better meet the needs of the community. At the beginning of its work in the Nineties, it funded large and small projects which originated from its area of intervention. In the years 2000s, it started developing its own projects to promote and support the excellencies of north-western Italy. In recent years, Fondazione CRT has also embraced venture philanthropy, an innovative approach which aims at strengthening the supported initiatives, turning them into mature and autonomous projects.
Fondazione CRT has diversified its way of operating so as to better meet the needs of the community.
The activities of Fondazione CRT can be grouped into three macro areas, where it operates through in-house projects and ad-hocoperating tools.
Each area has a specific graphic identity, so that the individual funded activities can be more easily identified.
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 Giovanni Quaglia.
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.