Founded in May 2016 by lastminute.com Group and his founder, Fabio Cannavale, lastminute foundation is an independent foundation under Swiss law, based in Chiasso.
The foundation was created with the purpose of:
- Promoting social and cultural innovation through the development or the support of projects with high technological value.
- Support, through targeted initiatives, institutions, organisations, projects or companies whose goal is to promote sustainable development from both an environmental and social point of view, through innovation.
- Promoting public utility activities in international development cooperation and international solidarity (especially in the health sector, environmental protection, social services and activities in particular towards minors and disadvantaged people).
- Carrying out charitable activities, indirectly as well, through the support and partnership with other nonprofit and public utility organisations, entities of the third sector and of social economy.
In the context of its activities, the foundation is attentive to principles of sustainable development, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy.
Lastminute foundation has been registered and received the fiscal exemption by the Swiss Authorities.