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How to apply for a donation

Grant applications can be submitted only by non-profit organisations, constituted in compliance with the law and registered at least in one public Register. The requesting Entities must be located in Italy and they should adopt procedures (including accounting methods) that allow for the monitoring of effective consistency between stated goals and results achieved, as well as entities that prepare audited financial statements.

Projects applying for donations must adhere to the guidelines published on this website. Initiatives with commercial or promotional value for the Bank or the Intesa Sanpaolo Group cannot be supported. Any initiative receiving sponsorship cannot be beneficiary of donations at the same time.


A rotation system ensures the widest and most flexible use of the Fund and, in particular, a maximum limit of three consecutive years in support of the same project. It is to be understood that, in the case of multi-year projects which are approved and receive a grant only for the first year, resubmitting the application in each of the following years will be required.

The applications are divided into:

  1. LOCAL DONATIONS, for sums * up to 5,000 euro;
  2. CENTRAL DONATIONS, for sums over 5,000 euro.

* the sum refers to the sum requested from the Fund

Applications should be submitted by clicking hereSubmit an application.

When submitting a project, please use the budget form here attached.

In the event a problem should arise in completing the online application, please visit the FAQ section or send an email for any clarification to the following address: fondobeneficenza@intesasanpaolo.com.

Applications are evaluated starting from January and donations are granted all year long, gradually using up the available budget.

Those interested in submitting an application are invited to do so preferably by the beginning of September to allow sufficient time for the evaluation process and preliminary checks. It should be noted that projects will not be chosen on a “first come, first served” basis, but on the basis of their social impact potential.


The Entities will receive a reply on the outcome of their applications.

For central donations,  when the project is completed, the Entity must submit a report form stating the initiatives carried out and the results achieved, complete with a summary of expenses and attached copies of all the receipts. For local donations, a report of the implemented activities and copies of proof of payments can randomly be requested when the project is completed.

To prepare the final reporting, please follow the instructions of the relevant handbook.

In the case of a budget leftover following changes or difficulties in running the activities, the Entity should contact the Charity Fund office as soon as possible in order to define the leftover usage.

* To this end the applicant entity must supply self-certification of conformity to integrity requirements stated in the application form - if a false statement is made, the entity will be subject to the loss of funding and subsequent reimbursement of the sums unduly received, as set out in Article 8 paragraph 3.



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