Message from the Chair
From a Welfare State to a ‘Civil’ Welfare model
Fondazione Terzo Pilastro and the role of the Mediterranean region.

Third Pillar: the non-profit world is the only valid alternative to the Crisis of the State
and the market and to meet the community’s inevitable needs.

Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Internazionale operates in the fields of Health, Scientific Research, Aid to the Underprivileged, Education, Art and Culture and acts as a trait d’union between Mediterranean cultures. Since the Foundation was established, as I suggested, for the purpose of paying more attention to the neglected regions of Southern Italy and the Maghreb and to boost philanthropy in the Near and Middle East, most of its activities are performed in Southern Italy and the Mediterranean Region because it… >>

The Last Philanthropist “Art, Music and Poetry: Fondazione Roma has revived culture in Italy and the world”

Chairman Emmanuele Emanuele: “We were the only ones to emancipate from the banks and, unlike the other institutions,  we do not feel the crisis.  I am committed to the less fortunate.

President Mattarella visits the exhibition “Sicilia, il Grand Tour” held in Palazzo Cipolla

Last 10th July, the President of the Italian Republic, the Hon. Prof. Sergio Mattarella, visited Fondazione Roma and Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Internazionale, located respectively in Palazzo Sciarra and Palazzo Cipolla on Via del Corso in Rome.  The Head of State accepted the invitation extended by Professor Emmanuele F. M. Emanuele, Chairman of both Foundations, to visit the exhibition of watercolours with the evocative title, ‘Sicilia, il Grand Tour (Sicily, the Grand Tour)’ which opened last May and is still ongoing in Palazzo Cipolla (until 22nd July 2018).

Terzo Pilastro and Biogem, an alliance for research

Fondazione Terzo Pilastro is now backing medical research and has joined Fondazione Biogem (biology and molecular genetics), established by important universities and research centres such as the University of Naples Federico II, the Bicocca University of Milan, the University of Sannio, the  Stazione Zoologica ‘Anton Dohrn’ in Naples and the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (National Research Council)

A new award for the Talent Prize

As from this year the competition promoted by Inside Art will include a new accolade named after Chairman Emmanuele F. M. Emanuele. A new piece of magic has been pulled out of the hat of the Talent Prize: the Emmanuele Emanuele Special Award for Contemporary Art. We are delighted because we suggested it and have in fact strengthened a long-term relationship, that ties the Talent Prize, which I established eleven years ago, to a man and an institution that constantly support the world of culture like few others do.

Tribute to Master Calabria at Palazzo Cipolla

ENNIO CALABRIA – Rome Exactly sixty years after his first solo exhibition (Galleria La Feluca, Rome, November 1958) and just over thirty years after his last anthological exhibition in Rome (Museo di Castel Sant’Angelo, 1987), Ennio Calabria receives an important tribute through the large anthological exhibition held in the halls of Palazzo Cipolla as requested by Professor Emmanuele F. M. Emanuele. 


The opening ceremony of the exhibition Urban Forest, curated by Paolo Falcone, will be held on the 26th of October in the official context of Palermo Capitale della Cultura 2018, in the presence of the Chairman of the Cultural Heritage Committee of the Regione Sicilia, Sebastiano Tura, the Director General, Sergio Alessandro, the Chairman of Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Internazionale, Professor Emmanuele F. M. Emanuele and the Director of the regional  Museum Centre of Modern and Contemporary Art in Palermo Valeria Patrizia Li Vigni.

Sportello della Solidarietà

The Sportello della Solidarietà was created for the purpose of encouraging and supporting the accomplishment of social projects based on the values of solidarity, mutual aid, social inclusion and the promotion of underprivileged groups. Non-profit organisations may apply for grants for projects in the following fields Health;Education and Training;  Art and Culture; Scientific Research; Aid to the Underprivileged READ MORE >>