Social action

The Foundation promotes volunteering and social action initiatives both independently and in partnership with other entities.

The Social Action Committee (SAC) identifies, analyses, coordinates and often manages social action and humanitarian projects not only in Spain and Portugal, but also abroad.

Our figures for 2021

43
Members of the SAC
34
Volunteer coordinators
28
Volunteers

Extraordinary COVID-19 Fund

Extraordinary COVID-19 Fund

Emergency fund created jointly by Uría Menéndez, the Professor Uría Foundation and private donors in March 2020 to support public and private entities who are on the frontline in the battle against the virus.

The EUR 407,890 fund has been allocated to mitigate the health and social consequences of the pandemic.

School Canteens programme

The main objective of the School Canteens programme is to help low-income families pay for their children’s canteen costs.

Over the 2020-2021 academic year, 85 school-canteen-aid packages were awarded to pupils from thirteen different state schools (eleven in Madrid and two in Barcelona).

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Support to other groups

Support to other groups

The Professor Uría Foundation collaborates with the Portuguese association Associação Mais Proximidade Melhor Vida (AMPMV) through the “Dar + Vida” project, which aims to help the elderly by preventing them from becoming isolated and improving their quality of life.

The Foundation supports the Centro Social de Mayores Miguel de Cervantes in London through various activities and initiatives.

The Foundation also collaborated with the Bokatas Association’s “Rutas Zero” project, which involved spending time with the homeless.