The Queen Sofia Foundation

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Nov 21, 2005
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A quick history:

The Queen Sofia Foundation was started on May 17, 1977 with a small capital, which Her Majesty the Queen had provided herself.
The aim of the Foundation is to promote, help and develope th needs, both physical and piritual, of all classes of men and women, total integration into the society, deneding the rights of the citizens, the availability of Arts, Science, preservation of regional and local characteristics traditions, the artistic and cultural treasures of Spain, human, technical and professional qualification.

In 1993 the Queen Sofia Foundation spent considerable part of its finances to aid Bosnia. sociedad - sociedad - La Fundación Reina Sofía destina a obras solidarias 6,6 millones

The Foundation Queen Sofia destines to solidary works 6,6 million

The charitable foundation that Her Majesty the Queen created 31 years ago with the small capital contributed personally by Doña Sofía and that has been growing thanks to the generosity of institutions, companies and individuals, announced yesterday the planning of activities for the next three years, in which it will destine a whole of 6,627 million Euros to different solidary projects inside and out of Spain.

Slightly more than the half of this money (3.924.400 Euros) will be destined to projects related to Alzheimer's disease and to supporting the investigation of this pathology, which is one of the priorities of the Foundation Queen Sofia from 2002.

The foundation of the Queen will destine another important part (2.234.000 Euros) to different solidary projects related to the infancy, the education, the immigration and the environment, which they will develop NGO of recognized prestige in Spain, Latin America, Africa and Middle East.
The Queen attended today a work meeting with the minister of Science and Innovation, Cristina Garmendia Mendizábal, and executives of the Institute Carlos III.

Queen Sofía was informed about the last advances in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease

Reunión de trabajo de Su Majestad la Reina con la ministra de Ciencia e Innovación, Cristina Garmendia Mendizábal, y directivos del Instituto Carlos III. Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España

More information about The Alzheimer Project
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The Queen Sofia Foundation will have almost four million Euros to develop its Plan of Action for 2011, according to has agreed in the meeting of the patronage celebrated this evening presided by the Queen Sofía. Part of this budget will be destined to the celebration of the International Summit of Investigation in Alzheimer, which will take place in Madrid in September.

La Fundación Reina Sofía contará con 4 millones de euros para desarrollar su plan de actuación en 2011.
Signature of the agreement of collaboration between the Queen Sofia Foundation , the Pasqual Maragall Foundation and Central Lechera Asturiana for the " International Year of the Alzheimer 2011 "
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Queen Sofia signed an agreement of colaboration between the Queen Sofia and Pascual Maragall Foundations and Central Lechera Asturiana (Asturian Milk Group) for the International Year of the Alzheimer 2011. May 09, 2011

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Meeting of the Board of the Queen Sofía Foundation.
La Zarzuela Palace. Madrid

Reunión del Patronato de la Fundación Reina Sofía. Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España

Projects 2012-2015

- Support for Alzheimer's research.

2.100.000 € for the Project Vallecas of early diagnosis and workup unit. The plan includes a new provision of 270.000 € for three projects in the Research Unit and the Alzheimer's Project and the celebration of the VIII International Symposium on Advances in Alzheimer Research, scheduled for September 21 this year.

- Combating the crisis.

The action of the Foundation includes support for the Food Bank, Caritas, Red Cross, Manos Unidas, Soup kitchens and Foundation to help against Drug Abuse, among others, for an amount close to the 2.500.000 euros. Also included in this support various social and educational projects in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Haiti and the Middle East.

-Help in the reconstruction of Lorca

After the earthquake that struck the area last year, such as the financing of equipment for the nursing home of San Diego Foundation, the restoration of the Academy of Music, the Carmen Church and the Palace Huerto Ruano, for an amount of 271.000 Euros.
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