Cultural field

In the cultural field, worthy of mention is the three-year support for the project Fare gli Italiani proposed by the Italia 150 Committee in Turin to celebrate the Unification of Italy by tracing the development of the “Italian identity”.
Again in cultural terms, significant consolidated commitments concerned the promotion and improvement of Palazzo Strozzi in Florence (Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Associazione Partners di Palazzo Strozzi), social initiatives of the “F. Faruffini” School of Art in Sesto San Giovanni, support for the Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Festival in Brescia and Bergamo, contribution to the cultural programme of the Accademia Olimpica in Vicenza, support for humanitarian initiatives of the Fondazione Lorenzo Valla in Rome and implementation of the Cooperativa cattolico-democratico di cultura’s programme in Brescia.
Banca dell’Adriatico continued its support for the Rossini Opera Festival, a music festival with a long tradition and of international importance, for which the Bank is co-founder.
Banca di Trento e Bolzano promotes the dissemination of music culture by supporting, for example, the Orchestra J. Futura, composed of young Italian instrumentalists, and the Fondazione Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Ferruccio Busoni which organises a competition every two years for young musical talent from all over the world.
Cassa di Risparmio del Friuli Venezia Giulia provided support for activities of the Associazione Regionale fra le Pro Loco, with particular reference to the promotion of regional wine and food culture and the Sapori Pro Loco event.
It also provided support in the musical sphere to the Fondazione Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste, to the Associazione Chamber Music of Trieste and a number of choirs in the region (Coro Polifonico di Roda, Coro del Friuli Venezia Giulia).
Cassa di Risparmio del Veneto continued its support for a number of important cultural events in the Municipality of Padua, such as: Prospettiva Danza Teatro, the Giornata dell’ascolto dedicated to various musical expressions, Notturni d’Arte the summer event targeting the rediscovery of monuments and buildings in the city of Padua and, for the theatre, the Teatro Ragazzi and Arti Inferiori initiatives.
Various Group banks have provided support to local amateur sports associations.
Satisfactory once again in 2009 was the rotation index for donations made by Intesa Sanpaolo, equal to one third of total distributions in terms of the amounts granted. 29% of the total distributed in 2009, in fact, was to organisations that had not received contributions in the last 5 years (37% if the number of beneficiaries is considered). The percentage of beneficiaries that have received a donation in the last five years, in amount terms, is approximately 71% of the total distributed (around 63% of total donations).