The origin of the Banco di Napoli Foundation is strictly related to the bank of the same name, as indicated in art. 3 of the Statute. The Foundation pursues social interests and promotes economic and cultural development. In accordance with the bank’s long-held tradition, the Foundation is particularly involved in coordinating activities in the following sectors: scientific research, education and training, healthcare for the optimization of facilities, and in the protection and promotion of art, archeology, museums and environmental activities.
The Institute also promotes social assistance and charitable activities, as well as voluntary and community service work. Among its other activities, there is the management of the exceptional documentary patrimony of the historical Neapolitan public banks and of the Banco di Napoli (XVI-XX Century) housed in the Historical Archives in Palazzo Ricca, constituting an essential point of reference for in-depth studies on the history of the city of Naples and the entire area of Southern Italy. Decisions made by the Board of Directors, in particular for the distribution of funds in the form of contributions, in addition to following the rules found in art. 3 of the Statute, also have the primary objective of satisfying the general interests of the community. Beyond the above-mentioned distribution activities, the Foundation has increased its cultural presence in the territory by successfully carrying out a series of initiatives which have since become part of the social fabric of the territory.
Today, the organization, with its recognizable name, represents the historic continuity of a centuries-old institution which has always been at the center of its social, economic and cultural life of Naples and Southern Italy. It is a prestigious assignment, but also a great responsibility to house and promote the historical legacy of one of the greatest civilizations in Europe: that “High Nobility of Naples” which has its ancient origins here in the heart of the ancient city.