The Foundation


The Compagnia supports development with the resources produced by the income of its own estate according the provisions of its Articles of Association and Regulations.

Article 3 of the first section of the Articles of Association defines the sectors in which the Compagnia operates – “scientific, economic, and juridical research; education; art; preservation and optimization of cultural goods and activities and of the landscape heritage; public health; assistance to socially deprived categories” – that are the object of an ever more integrated approach, one that is able to respond to the complexity of modern themes.

The Compagnia’s action is carried out through payments and projects that are managed directly by its structure and, indirectly, through its operating bodies: the “Fondazione per la Scuola”, the “Ufficio Pio, the "Fondazione 1563 per l'arte e la cultura” the “Collegio Carlo Alberto,” the “Istituto Superiore Mario Boella,” the “Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali per l’Innovazione,” and the “Human Genetics Foundation”.

Also worth mentioning is the Fondazione Bersezio- run by a Board appointed by the Compagnia –aimed at carrying out developments in culture through projects and actions which honour the memory of Vittorio Bersezio.

The Compagnia’s governance is based on the action of two different boards: the “Consiglio Generale” – whose function consists of working out the strategic guidelines and goals that are inspired by both the Compagnia’s institutional action and investment policies – and the Management Committee, to which the Foundation’s administration is entrusted. Both boards are presided over by the Chair with the assistance of the Secretary-General, who is in charge of the structure.
The components of both boards are appointed by cultural, administrative, and economic institutions for a term of office of four years.

Every four years the “Consiglio” drafts a Multi-year Planning Document in which it defines the guidelines and criteria for the four-year period. Every year, it produces the Planning Guidelines, that define the resources allocated for the year to come, and the Annual Report, a final balance of the previous year.