The Foundation FC Barcelona
• To promote an emblematic social model.
• Consolidation of Barça’s social commitment to become “More
than a club” (positioning in a unique dimension on a global
• Development of solidarity.
• Educational activities.
To fight against extreme poverty and illnesses.
To favour education for everybody and gender equality.
To promote and offer tools to foster the values of sport among children.
To favour and encourage actions aimed at the social normalisation of people with
disabilities, immigrants and other groups at risk of social exclusion.
To contribute to the development of culture, the defence of civilian values, freedom
To promote youth sport and the academic training of the sportspeople forming part of
the Barça institution.
To support and assist veteran players that form part of the history of the Club.
Foundation FCB History
Constituted in 1994.
Source of civilian participation through the numerous social, cultural and
sporting activities that the club has organised.
Reflect the advanced society in which the club is located and the way that the
Foundation is such an ideal vehicle for promoting its values.
into an icon of
Building a new social identity from 2006
• Adhesion to UN Millenium Objective Goals.
• 0,7% of the Club’s ordinary income is donated to
the Foundation to support its programmes and
• Member of Economic and Social Council of the
XICS (International Network of Solidarity Centres)
“Sports also have to be included more systematically in aid
programmes for children, and especially those who are living in the
midst of poverty, diseases and conflicts”.
Kofi Annan. 7th UN General Secretary
To set up extra-curricular centres in different continents
for the most vulnerable children, considering gender
Access to sport and leisure
JES (Sport Solidarity Conferences)
Designed to train educators in the use of sport as a tool for teaching
and social integration.
The JES provides teachers and instructors with resources through a
theoretical and practical course.
To promote civic values of sport.
Iniciatives such as “Play-it”, the first educational on-line
programme , focus on meeting this goal.
Sportsmanship - Sporting Spirit Programmes
The objective is to spread sports activities which are more demanding
in terms of the moral education of young sportspeople and hence
increasingly efficient as a mean of positive socialisation.
The first programme was “Let’s play as a team, let’s live together”, a
model for the management of civic values and awareness activities in
municipal sports clubs.
Social care and Cohesion
“Tots Colors” (“All Colours”): sports tournament designed to combat attitudes and
actions which are reticent about or openly opposed to cultural and ethnic diversity.
“Un somni per un regal” (“A dream as a gift”) enables sportspeople from the various
FCB sections and club members to give their support to ill or socially marginalized
children by donating toys and handing them out in hospitals.
Culture – Words and Arts
Programmes geared towards fostering culture in the
widest sense of the term, as it is a fundamental element in
quality of life and social cohesion, in people’s happiness
and in the quality of coexistence.
Research, Development and Innovation
The Foundation has two research areas:
- Heart disease
- Muscle and tendon pathologies
In both cases, research projects are being mapped out and developed in
close partnership with FC Barcelona’s Medical Services.
The Foundation is also driving the creation of forums, conferences and
round tables to tackle medical issues connected with sport.
Partnership FC Barcelona and Unicef
This agreement will last five years and involves a financial
contribution of 1.5 million € per year for integral projects
selected by the Foundation and UNICEF to benefit
For three years, programmes will be run in refugee camps
around the world. The agreement does not imply any fixed
financial contribution but rather the commitment of both
organizations to obtaining the required resources.
We seek to raise awareness of the role of education and sport in the
development and welfare of young people.
The five-year agreement implies no fixed financial contribution but
rather a commitment by the two organisations to develop activities.
Óscar Fernández Fernández
Roger Melcior i de Argila