The budget of the La Caixa Foundation will reach 538 million euros in 2023, the largest recurring budget in the entity’s history, which adds up to more than a decade allocating an investment of more than 500 million euros to the development of social, scientific and , educational and cultural. As reported by the Foundation this Wednesday and collected by Servimedia, in 2022 the budget was 515 million euros, so the endowment for this year increases by 23 million euros.
Of the total investment planned in 2023, 60%, close to 320 million, will be allocated to the development of social transformation programs, such as CaixaProinfancia, with the aim of fighting child poverty; the labor integration projects Incorpora and Reincorporate; the Comprehensive Care for People with Advanced Diseases program, which seeks to improve the quality of care for people who are at the end of their lives; as well as the Senior Citizens program. Within this section, the calls for aid for social projects will have an endowment of 45 million.
Another 21% of the total investment, 112 million, will go to cultural and scientific initiatives, through the network of CaixaForum centers, including the new CaixaForum+ -an audiovisual platform with a growing catalog of cultural and outreach proposals science-, of the traveling exhibitions, of the programming of concerts and conferences and of the proposals of the CosmoCaixa Science Museum.
The Foundation’s Research and Health area will invest 62 million, 11% of the total budget. The calls to support medical research projects CaixaImpulse Health and CaixaImpulse Innovation, as well as the development of the future CaixaResearch Institute, a scientific reference center that the Foundation is promoting in Barcelona, are among the items in this block.
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Finally, the remaining 8% of the entity’s investment in 2023, 44 million, will go to the area of education and scholarships, which promotes undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral scholarships, as well as the Educaixa program.
The president of the La Caixa Foundation, Isidro Fainé, stressed that “it is precisely in difficult times like the present when we have to be closer to the whole of society and, especially, to those people who are in a situation of vulnerability.”
In 2022, the Foundation, whose general director is Antonio Vila Bertrán, continued to develop its strategic programs. The implementation in all the provinces of Spain of the CaixaProinfancia and Care for People with Advanced Illnesses programs were two of the milestones of the year, which also highlighted the collaboration provided by the Foundation to facilitate the reception of refugees in ukrainianospa.