Committed to the present and to the future of people


    La Caja de Pensiones para la Vejez y de Ahorros de Cataluña y Baleares, ”la Caixa” was founded on the 5th of April 1904 by the Catalan lawyer, Francesc Moragas Barret, with the support of various organisations from Catalan civil society.

    From the very start, ”la Caixa” Foundation has earned a reputation for its strong social commitment and vocation to further the interests of society at large, both through its financial business and also its work in society, funding and carrying out activities related to society, education, culture and science.

    More than 115 years after it was first set up, ”la Caixa” Foundation is Spain’s foremost foundation, the second in Europe and one of the most important in the world by volume of social investment.

    Within its structure, ”la Caixa” Foundation owns a financial holding, CriteriaCaixa, which manages its assets.


    Committed to local socioeconomic development right from the start, ”la Caixa” Foundation soon began to provide social, cultural and civic services aimed at improving people’s quality of life.

    Its mission is to build a better and fairer society, giving more opportunities to those most in need, with the values of excellence, trust and social commitment that have always accompanied us since the beginning. And with the vision of being a point of reference for society in developing lasting solutions that meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable people, foster the progress of society by responding to new challenges in research, high quality training and education, and make science and culture available to all segments of society