Established in Bologna in 1998, by the will of entrepreneur and philanthropist Marino Golinelli, Fondazione Golinelli currently represents the sole Italian example of a fully operational private philanthropic foundation, inspired by Anglo-Saxon models.
It spearheads initiatives dealing with education, professional training, research, innovation, business, and culture. The aim is to offer everyone - young and old - the necessary tools in order to understand the future, by fostering cultural growth, awareness and the ability to responsibly face what lies ahead, both from a professional and a human point of view.
Fondazione Golinelli collaborates with the primary Italian public institutions and with the leading academic, cultural and scientific partners, on a local, national and international level.
For the coming years, it has launched OPUS 2065, a multi-year development program commissioned by the founder Marino Golinelli, whose main objectives are the creation of innovative training paths for young people and educators, interdisciplinary research, and the support for new business activities.