Annual Reports of the Botin Foundation
In 2019 the Botin Foundation invested €22 million in scientific transfer, art and culture, development of creativity and in consolidating both public and social sectors.
The Botin Foundation presented its 2019 Report, a year in which the institution invested about 22 million euros between the Botin Centre and its areas of Education, Institutional Consoliation, Science, Rural Development, Water Observatory and Collaborations. Its general director, Íñigo Sáenz de Miera, began his speech by referring to the difficult situation that the country and the world are going through, with an unprecedented health crisis that has been tragic due to such high human losses, but that has also put our society, our economy, our institutions and our resilience to the test.
According to Sáenz de Miera, “scientific transfer, art and culture, the development of creativity and the consolidation of the public and social sectors are key factors for the country to successfully face economic and social recovery, and we should commit to them”. In this sense, he has ensured that the objectives pursued by the Botin Foundation’s social programmes are more relevant than ever, not only because they contribute to generating long-term sustainable development, but also because they respond precisely to what this pandemic has demonstrated that we urgently need.