"Charity is the only treasure that increases by sharing" (Cesare Cantu)
Philanthropy can be expressed and explained in many ways. Oxford dictionary definition describes philanthropy as "an incentive for charity".
In our case, it refers to individual or group giving with the aim of investing in the common good. "Common good" can be enhanced through a number of different activities, including research, health, education, arts, culture, eliminate poverty, etc., with the aim of improving the quality of life in local communities.
Community Philanthropy relates to the activities of individuals who contribute in money or other goods, or voluntarily provide their time and expertise to foster the advancement of their community and benefit others.
Accordingly, the Foundation has funded a philanthropic fund - "Friends of Istria”.
The interests of the Fund are: volunteering, philanthropy and partnership initiatives with the aim of improving the quality of life and community development.
Partners of the Fund, in accordance with the amount of money they will invest in the Fund, are classified as follows:
up to 50.000 kunas
50-100 thousand kunas
100-250 thousand kunas
more than 250 thousand kunas
Membership is intended for people and organizations with the values of social responsibility.
The first member of the Fund "Friends of Istria” is Bina-Istra as a Silver partner.
On 24th march, 2011 Bina-Istra and the Foundation signed a Partnership Agreement.