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FPdGi Organisation Award 2016

Fundación Tomillo

Madrid, 1984

WHY IT HAS BEEN AWARDED

«For its innovative approach in the field of collaboration and its long history of promoting inclusion, from the very earliest stages of workplace integration through to entrepreneurship».

HISTORY

Fundación Tomillo is a private, non-profit, independent and non-denominational entity created with the aim of contributing to social improvement and the development of the individual, mainly by helping Spain’s vulnerable young people with training and employability. The foundation is a member of many employment promotion social networks.

Tomillo’s team is made up mainly of teachers, educationalists and psychologists, who develop the various programs aimed at children, adolescents and families and provide training and social and occupational guidance. In addition, its Innovation and Studies Area offers social project consulting, evaluation and measurement of social impact.

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“Why ‘Tomillo’? Tomillo is thyme in English and the Foundation takes its name from this plant for its healing properties, modesty, endurance and because it is widespread in Spain”

EDUCATION AND AWARDS

Fundación Tomillo has received widespread recognition for its work in various areas. Some recent examples include, in 2018, the CEPSA Award for Social Value for its [email protected] Oportunidades programme, the Iberdrola Prize for the End of Poverty, and the Solidarity Insurance Award for the ‘Grow happy as a family’ educational project. In 2017, the Banco Sabadell Foundation and Ship2B Foundation presented it with the B-Value Transforma Award. The social initiative ‘Los Fogones de Tomillo’ was honoured at the 6th edition of the Generation, Fostering Entrepreneurship Awards, presented by the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering, Deloitte and the COTEC Foundation, in the category of Social Innovation Projects, and the Spanish Mentoring Network awarded it the Recognition of Best Social Mentoring Practice for its programme to assist young entrepreneurs in the creation and consolidation of their business projects.

Also of note is the Silver Medal for Penitentiary Social Merit awarded by the Interior Ministry in 2010 for its contribution to improving inmates’ lives and the quality of the penitentiary system.