About us - la Caixa Foundation
It’s only progress if we all progress.
The essence of ”la Caixa” Foundation
Committed to local socio-economic development right from the start, ”la Caixa” Foundation soon began to provide social, cultural and civic services aimed at improving people’s quality of life.
Its mission is to build a better and fairer society, giving more opportunities to those most in need, with the values of trust, excellence and social commitment that have always accompanied us since the beginning. And with the vision of being a point of reference for society in developing lasting solutions that meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable people, foster the progress of society by responding to new challenges in research, high quality training and education, and make science and culture available to all segments of society.
Committed to the present and future of people
At ”la Caixa” Foundation we place particular emphasis on programmes with the greatest power to transform society, such as those that combat child poverty and social exclusion, that foster employment, and help to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable people.
However, ”la Caixa” Foundation’s work also focuses on other areas: medical research, high quality training, culture and education, all fundamental to promote progress and equal opportunities. Given the social commitment of ”la Caixa” Foundation to build a better society, the natural areas for it to carry out its work are Spain and Portugal.
The business assets management model
”la Caixa” Foundation manages its assets through its subsidiary, CriteriaCaixa, which is responsible for preserving and growing its resources in order to finance its work in society and ensure the continuation of the institution’s social, welfare, cultural, research and educational initiatives.
CriteriaCaixa’s priority is to provide the financial resources that enable ”la Caixa” Foundation’s social action to continue contributing, year after year, to the development of a society that offers more opportunities to those most in need
Our management model is based on our principles of transparency and ethics which, at all times, govern the procedures supported by our values of social commitment, responsibility and trust, as well as respect for the natural environment.