The Foundation

The culture of values and of responsible commitment

Bracco Foundation is born of the heritage of values built up in more than 95 years of history of the Bracco Family and Group, primarily from the corporate social responsibility. The Foundation aims to create and spread expressions of culture, art and science as a means for improving the quality of life and social cohesion, with specific attention to the worlds of women and of the young.


As part of its mission, Bracco Foundation:

  • promotes the cultural, historical and artistic heritage at national and international level;
  • promotes scientific culture and the safeguarding of health, with special attention to prevention for women;
  • supports the education and professional training of young people;
  • develops solidarity initiatives as a contribution to the well-being of the community and the spread of environmental sensitivity.


Multidisciplinary environments and integration between different fields of knowledge are important qualitative criteria both in the planning and selection of activities. The Foundation strives for an innovative approach and measures the results and impact of its interventions.


Bracco Foundation is led by the President, Diana Bracco, flanked by a steering committee, a management committee and a college of auditors. The Foundation is based in Milan, in the historic Palazzo Visconti. This Palazzo also houses the Teatrino, the foundation’s laboratory of scientific and cultural ideas, and here the “Bracco Foundation meets” events, open to the City, are organised.

  • Arts and culture

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

  • Science and social area

    In the area of science and society the Foundation develops initiatives as a contribution to collective well-being, in which the culture of prevention is a priority topic of intervention. Through operational projects, the aim is to bring added value to the community in terms of know-how and scientific contribution, in addition to the philanthropic benefit.

  • progettoDiventerò

    progettoDiventerò is the multi-year initiative of Bracco Foundation that accompanies deserving young people in their training and professional career in various disciplines.

    Participation in associations of business foundations and sector roundtables promotes business culture.