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Fondazione Di Comunità Di Messina Onlus

Forte Petrazza, Camaro Superiore, Messina
Messina, Italy 98151
Italy

Mission

The Messina Community Foundation was launched in 2010 to promote human development in Messina, a city in Southern Italy, which has been caught in the poverty threshold trap for years. Here the Foundation is experimenting with a new model of social policy structurally entwined with productive, civil economy clusters that are able to generate an evolved community welfare system, are environmentally sustainable and based on networks. Such a system can create many opportunities and act as support for the most vulnerable people: the model, unlike the “atomistic” approaches, is based on the idea that a network based on local, human and economic development all feeds on and amplifies social capital, people’s capabilities and the economic resources of the participating clusters. The model implements customized projects in an interdependent way, to foster the inclusion of vulnerable people addressing the main areas of human functions: income/employment, housing, knowledge, participation and democracy. The aim of the experimentation is to design socio-economic paradigms that can set individual rights of weaker people and the growth of their capabilities, as well as environmental sustainability, as external constraints to profit maximization.

Most Meaningful Change

The strategy to operate with an holistic approach, linking production systems, welfare systems, endowment of knowledge, research and development, and social capabilities in the territories in which the Foundation operates, has generated since 2010 a significant impact: 6 monuments complexes, and the surrounding environmental area have been restored. 120 micro-companies and cooperatives have been supported during their start-up and consolidation. 400 job positions have been created and/or consolidated. 100 vulnerable people are involved in customized projects aimed at restoring their rights and strengthening their capabilities.

2010 Year Founded
$14,000,000 Endowment Value
$1,000,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 02.01.17

Population Area Served

250

Identifying Information
OrganizationFondazione Di Comunità Di Messina Onlus
Address 1Forte Petrazza, Camaro Superiore, Messina
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownMessina
State / RegionItaly
ZIP / Postal Code98151
CountryItaly
ContinentEurope
Map Address (If Different)Forte Petrazza, Camaro Superiore
Map City / Town (If Different)Messina
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)98151
Map Country (If Different)Italy
Phone+390909032761
Emailinfo@fdcmessina.org
Websitewww.fdcmessina.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Mr. Gaetano Giunta
Primary Contact’s NameGiuseppe D'Avella
Primary Contact’s PositionHead of Communication Office
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2010
Mission StatementThe Messina Community Foundation was launched in 2010 to promote human development in Messina, a city in Southern Italy, which has been caught in the poverty threshold trap for years. Here the Foundation is experimenting with a new model of social policy structurally entwined with productive, civil economy clusters that are able to generate an evolved community welfare system, are environmentally sustainable and based on networks. Such a system can create many opportunities and act as support for the most vulnerable people: the model, unlike the “atomistic” approaches, is based on the idea that a network based on local, human and economic development all feeds on and amplifies social capital, people’s capabilities and the economic resources of the participating clusters. The model implements customized projects in an interdependent way, to foster the inclusion of vulnerable people addressing the main areas of human functions: income/employment, housing, knowledge, participation and democracy. The aim of the experimentation is to design socio-economic paradigms that can set individual rights of weaker people and the growth of their capabilities, as well as environmental sustainability, as external constraints to profit maximization.
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced250
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)5
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)25
Total Board Members11
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$1,500,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$1,000,000
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$1,400,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$1,000,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$14,000,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipDid not answer
Philanthropic giftsDid not answer
Grassroots activismDid not answer
Inadequate government servicesDid not answer
Changes in the political environmentDid not answer
Changes in the economic environmentDid not answer
Government initiative fundingDid not answer
Foundation initiative fundingDid not answer
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingDid not answer
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesDid not answer
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodDid not answer
LocallyDid not answer
RegionallyDid not answer
NationallyDid not answer
InternationallyDid not answer
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingDid not answer
Having local people as leaders in the organizationDid not answer
Seeking local donationsDid not answer
Having a gender balance in the organizationDid not answer
Board reflective of community diversityDid not answer
Building an endowmentDid not answer
Serving donor needsDid not answer
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityDid not answer
Building inclusion and trust in the communityDid not answer
Pursuing equityDid not answer
Accountability to local peopleDid not answer
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyDid not answer
Community developmentDid not answer
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureDid not answer
EducationDid not answer
EnvironmentDid not answer
HealthDid not answer
Human and social servicesDid not answer
Human rightsDid not answer
International relationsDid not answer
ReligionDid not answer
Economic developmentDid not answer
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityDid not answer
Information technologyDid not answer
Strengthening local or regional governmentDid not answer
HousingDid not answer
ChildrenDid not answer
WaterDid not answer
Alternative energyDid not answer
Disaster reliefDid not answer
Advocacy with authoritiesDid not answer
Job trainingDid not answer
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernDid not answer
Promote collaboration between granteesDid not answer
Promote understanding of public policyDid not answer
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsDid not answer
AdvocacyDid not answer
Loaned staffDid not answer
ResearchDid not answer
Community needs assessmentDid not answer
Leadership developmentDid not answer
InternshipsDid not answer
Providing space for local organizationsDid not answer
Access to information technologyDid not answer
Publishing/knowledge sharingDid not answer
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyDid not answer
CrimeDid not answer
Trust among different sections of the communityDid not answer
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDid not answer
Social position of marginalized groupsDid not answer
Responsiveness of authoritiesDid not answer
Appropriateness of public policiesDid not answer
Value of community assetsDid not answer
Quality of the environmentDid not answer
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityDid not answer
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsDid not answer
Networks and links between different parts of the communityDid not answer
Gender equityDid not answer
Charitable giving through the community foundationDid not answer
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingDid not answer
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyDid not answer
CrimeDid not answer
Trust among different sections of the communityDid not answer
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDid not answer
Social position of marginalized groupsDid not answer
Responsiveness of authoritiesDid not answer
Appropriateness of public policiesDid not answer
Value of community assetsDid not answer
Quality of the environmentDid not answer
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityDid not answer
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsDid not answer
Networks and links between different parts of the communityDid not answer
Gender equityDid not answer
Charitable giving through the community foundationDid not answer
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingDid not answer
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsDid not answer
Informal associations of citizensDid not answer
Non-governmental organizationsDid not answer
Local governmentDid not answer
National governmentDid not answer
UniversitiesDid not answer
SchoolsDid not answer
BusinessesDid not answer
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersDid not answer
Regional association of grantmakersDid not answer
Global Fund for Community FoundationsDid not answer
Particular foundationDid not answer
Other organizationDid not answer
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsDid not answer
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workDid not answer
Local people control what our organization doesDid not answer
Have local people represented on our boardDid not answer
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doDid not answer
Actively engage local people as volunteersDid not answer
All of our board is composed of local peopleDid not answer
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearDid not answer
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingDid not answer
Better legal or fiscal environmentDid not answer
More volunteersDid not answer
Access to advice or technical assistanceDid not answer
Better local culture of givingDid not answer
Stronger civil societyDid not answer
More responsive authoritiesDid not answer
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsThe strategy to operate with an holistic approach, linking production systems, welfare systems, endowment of knowledge, research and development, and social capabilities in the territories in which the Foundation operates, has generated since 2010 a significant impact: 6 monuments complexes, and the surrounding environmental area have been restored. 120 micro-companies and cooperatives have been supported during their start-up and consolidation. 400 job positions have been created and/or consolidated. 100 vulnerable people are involved in customized projects aimed at restoring their rights and strengthening their capabilities.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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