Philanthropy tailored to UN Agenda 2030

Fondazione CRT for a sustainable future

Philanthropy travels keeps up with the goals of UN Agenda 2030. Some pillars of this global challenge for a more equitable, sustainable and inclusive future have always been intrinsically tied to Fondazione CRT’s commitment, mission and DNA.

Environmental impact, partnerships for sustainable territorial development, gender equality, inclusion and the fight against inequality, in addition to representing goals shared by the international community, are guidelines that have always driven the Foundation’s activities in its more than 30-year history.

In 2023, the UN Sustainable Development Goals become to all intents and purposes part of the activities of Fondazione CRT and “Fondazione CRT” group: the programs and the single initiatives of each area of intervention, are increasingly “Agenda 2030”-sized and will form the basis for measuring impact and building change together.

An activity that has always been “SDG oriented”

Fondazione CRT has always promoted interventions on the ground that can be traced back to the SDGs. A recent study by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), a nonprofit organization specializing in the processes of growth and innovation in philanthropy at the international level, confirms that Fondazione CRT’s activity is strongly aligned with the SDGs and the Targets of the 2030 Agenda, in a path of promoting the development of the territory with an international vision and scope.

The areas in which Fondazione CRT is organized (Arts and Culture, Research and Education, Welfare and Territory, and International Activities), as well as its calls, projects, and operational tools very accurately reflect some of the SDGs and Targets, identified and detailed in the RPA study.


Projects in the Arts and Culture area embrace the SDGs across the board: indeed, they pursue goals of universal accessibility to cultural heritage, dissemination of environmentally sustainable practices, creation of opportunities for youth and women, new dynamics of economic development, participatory planning and social inclusion on the ground.



The projects in the Research and Education area, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, pursue the improvement of access to education at all levels; the creation of specific training pathways (especially in strategic areas for young people and the labor market), encourage the establishment of a broad and inclusive worldview; contribute to the creation of internship opportunities
research and professionalizing work. They place gender equality, principles of inclusiveness and equal access, and an open and sustainable vision of technological development, research and innovation at the center.




Projects in the Welfare and Territory area align with the SDGs dedicated to improving the health and well-being of citizens, responding to environmental and health crises, and building sustainable, accessible and inclusive cities and communities. In particular, the area has as its central planks the social and employment inclusion of people with disabilities and resilience in emergencies. In pursuing these “challenges,” projects in the area contribute effectively to addressing inequality, environmental redevelopment, and gender equality.



Fondazione CRT’s International Activities respond to the commitment of Agenda 2030 in promoting international partnerships and fostering their coherence, synergies and mutual learning processes. They play a central role in promoting a global vision in the areas’ activities and in strengthening the ways in which Fondazione CRT’s action can be measurable and capitalizable
based on international criteria. They promote a global vision in fundraising (especially European projects and funds) and pilot projects in innovative areas (impact entrepreneurship, Data for good).



The Operating Entities give voice and application to some of Fondazione CRT’s most specific and innovative initiatives, which correspond to SDGs and Targets complementary to those pursued through ordinary activities: support for legality and protection of the financially vulnerable; protection, enhancement and enrichment of contemporary artistic heritage; promotion
of children’s rights and innovative forms of social protection; urban regeneration and personal services; and social impact investment, entrepreneurship and innovation, particularly on “frontier” technologies.


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