Importance of value and responsible commitment

The Bracco Foundation is proud to have its roots embedded in the wealth of values firmly upheld by the Bracco family and company for 90 years, the primary value being that of corporate social responsibility. The core mission of the Foundation is to create, promote and propagate expressions of culture, art and science, as a way to improve quality of life and social cohesion.

Aims

The Foundation enhances Italy’s cultural, historical and artistic heritage at national and global levels. It also stimulates environmental awareness, promotes scientific research, safeguards health, supports education and professional training for young people and develops welfare and solidarity initiatives in order to contribute to collective well-being.

Organisation

The Bracco Foundation is headed by the President, Diana Bracco, assisted by a Steering Board and a Management Committee.
The Advisory Board includes internationally esteemed and highly specialized personalities from the world of culture and science.
The Foundation is based in Milan, in Via Cino del Duca 8. The building also houses a small Theatre, the Foundation’s laboratory of ideas for the scientific and cultural sectors. The Foundation has a representative office in Rome.

Activities

The Foundation develops and implements projects, also internationally, within the macro areas “art and culture” and “science and culture”, with an emphasis on research and innovation. Particular attention is paid to the role of women and the young in the various aspects of life. A multidisciplinary approach and integration between various forms of knowledge are important qualitative criteria in both the planning and selection of partnerships.

Short film realised by Bracco Foundation in collaboration with Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia

  • Arts and culture

    The main themes developed in the field of arts and culture are chosen with specific scientific/technological and educational content: for example in the figurative arts diagnostics applied to the study and renovation of works of art, the relationships between culture and well-being, etc. Particular attention is paid to musical culture, with support for leading musical institutions in Italy and abroad.

  • Science and social area

    In the science area, the Foundation places the accent on biomedical sciences with the aim of contributing to an improvement in the quality of life, thanks to innovative approaches and solutions. Particular emphasis is given to diagnostics and prevention, personalised medicine, and the study of the interrelationships between health and social/cultural problems.

    In the social area, operational projects are promoted that bring added value to the community in terms of know-how and scientific contribution, in addition to the philanthropic benefits. In this field was developed the “progettoDiventerò – Fondazione Bracco per i giovani” (progettoDiventerò – Bracco Foundation for Young People), was developed, a pluriannual initiative dedicated to students which is aimed at creating educational and training paths to foster a better transition from University to job markets, thanks also to mentorship support.

  • Society and social actions

    In the society and social actions sector, operational projects are promoted that bring added value to the community in terms of know-how and scientific contribution, in addition to the philanthropic benefits. In this field was developed the “progettoDiventerò – Fondazione Bracco per i giovani” (progettoDiventerò – Bracco Foundation for Young People), was developed, a pluriannual initiative dedicated to students which is aimed at creating educational and training paths to foster a better transition from University to job markets, thanks also to mentorship support.