History and aims
The Foundation, set up in 1990 as an initiative of the Arvedi family, carries out activities for the development and support of the local community, having among its aims the promotion of initiatives aimed at education, welfare and the valorisation of the local artistic and cultural heritage. The Foundation was set up as a non-profit institution with a decree issued by the President of the Republic dated 9th February 1990.
The Foundation is financed directly by the Arvedi family and the Group’s Cremonese companies.
It is also well to remember that in the 1980s Giovanni Arvedi intervened personally, with donations and support, for works of interest to the local community, such as the entrance to Cremona’s fair, the new organ and restoration work on the Cathedral.
In particular, at the end of the 1980s, in his capacity as President of the Association of Industrialists, Giovanni Arvedi managed to bring a branch of Milan Polytechnic to Cremona.