Fondazione Sviluppo e Crescita – CRT was created to work in the social field using the methods of venture philanthropy. Its goals are: the transfer of skills, the development of new networks, the increase of project sustainability and the promotion of innovation.
Fondazione Sviluppo e Crescita works through investment tools, ranging from the real estate sector to that of seed and venture capital, with the goal of developing the local area.
The general areas of intervention are:
Social & Human Purpose – medium-long term investments in real estate, carried out through a closed real estate fund with social goals.
Social housing – actions aimed at the creation or renovation of buildings for social groups which are socially and economically weak. The main social housing project (carried out through Ivrea 24 Abitare Sostenibile S.p.A) is the most important social hotel in Italy, and is at the core of the urban and social development of a whole neighbourhood in Turin.
Environment and local development – the most important actions in this area focus on the quality of life, energy, and services offered to citizens. They include ad hoc initiatives (such as the purchase of vehicles for GTT) or the creation or underwriting of company holdings (for example, Orione
& JStone, Pegaso, Digital Investments SCA, Sicar, ExpoPiemonte);
Development of the local business fabric -actions to promote technological transfer, the growth of SMEs and the development of managerial skills.
Of great strategic interest is the role to be palyed by the OGR-CRT co., which was formed to manage the renovation and redevelopment of the Officine Grand Riparazioni, an industrial and historical monument situated in the heart of Turin. Fondazione CRT now intends to open this to the public and put it to the service of contemporary creativity in its many forms.