Fundación Montemadrid is a private non-profit entity whose main lines of work are: Social Action, Education, Culture and Environment. The foundation supports, in a direct way or thanks to alliances, projects for inclusion, equal opportunities, autonomy and integration of groups and individuals with social problems. Promotes youth employment, the supported employment or the employment in the field of ecology. Much of its work is geared towards supporting third sector entities, although the biggest effort is concentrated on its own spaces: four nursery schools with about 850 children, two schools with 1.500 students, two spaces for seniors, two libraries, one sports hall -where integration activities through sports are developed-, a special employment center and an occupational center; besides of 35 management centers assigned to social institutions. It should be mentioned, among other educational projects, that Fundación Montemadrid grants scholarships for training students, who wish to study abroad.
Its headquarters, “la Casa de las Alhajas”, is one of the most original exhibition spaces in Madrid. Moreover, Fundación Montemadrid has two other socio-cultural centers: Casa San Cristóbal and La Casa Encendida. This last is one of the cultural and social interchange centers more active of our country. Fundación Montemadrid supports emerging artists and social collectives, and counts with an ambitious plan of heritage’s conservation which includes such emblematic interventions as the one at the Church of San Isidoro de León or La Casa Amatller at Barcelona. Additionally, Fundación Montemadrid counts with supporting programs for new creators as “Generaciones” the pop art contest, “Inéditos” the contest for young curators, or the Youth Poetry Prize with Radio Nacional de España.
The main way of funding for Fundación Montemadrid is the Monte de Piedad de Madrid that since 1702 facilitates social credit.
A patronage composed by personalities from the Social, University and Culture are responsible for the decision making.