Founded in 1991, the philanthropic organisation Fondazione CRT is the third largest in Italy in terms of assets. In thirty years, it has given 2 billion euros to the region, supporting more than 40,000 projects in the fields of art, research, education, social affairs, the environment and innovation in all 1,284 districts of Piedmont and Aosta Valley.
The Fondazione CRT has completely transformed the OGR in Turin with an investment of more than 100 million euros; converting the former railway into a experimental centre with an international outlook and three “souls”: Art and Culture, Scientific Technological and Industrial Research, and Food.
In addition to grant-making, the Fondazione CRT promotes intervention methods inspired by the logic of venture philanthropy and impact investing.
The Fondazione CRT is active in the main international philanthropy networks such as the EFC (European Foundation Centre) and the EVPA (European Venture Philanthropy Association) and works closely with international organisations of global importance, including the United Nations and the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
Fondazione CRT is based in Palazzo Perrone, a historic building in Via XX Settembre, in the heart of Turin. This palace has an eventful history! First it was a noble residence, then a military hospital; until the Unification of Italy it was the seat of the French embassy at the Savoy court; then it was the representative office of the old Cassa di Risparmio di Torino and finally the seat of the Fondazione CRT.
The incredible beauty of the 17th-century Palazzo Perrone di San Martino, considered unique in the city’s architecture and fine arts, is revealed to the public in a book that, for the first time, traces more than 300 years of its history.
Learn more about the history and beauty of Palazzo Perrone by downloading the historical-photographic e-book that can be freely consulted online: “Palazzo Perrone di San Martino – From Noble Residence to Headquarters of the Fondazione CRT“, edited by the Associazione culturale Amici di Bene on the thirtieth anniversary of the Fondazione CRT and published by Artistica di Savigliano.
Enjoy an immersive visit with a 3D virtual tour of the courtly rooms of Palazzo Perrone, exploring the entire area in high resolution so you can see even the most minor detail. 360° images, photo galleries with detailed historical information and videos with drone footage make the virtual visit particularly impressive.
Fondazione CRT is at the forefront of supporting the values of full accessibility and social inclusion. In collaboration with Consulta per le Persone in Difficoltà (Council for People in Difficulty), Fondazione CRT launched the first Disability Agenda in Italy: an inclusive plan written together with institutions and civil society for a future fit for all. The Foundation is committed to disseminating its content to create a tool for daily actions that stimulate collaboration, combines knowledge and effort and opens up new scenarios for our communities.
Fondazione CRT Group
Fondazione CRT has set up several organisations that contribute to the growth and development of the territory.