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About the ONCE Foundation

Mission, vision and values

The ONCE Foundation for Cooperation and Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (hereinafter FONCE Foundation) was born in February 1988, through resolution of the ONCE General Council, and was presented to society in September of that same year as an instrument for cooperation and solidarity of Spanish blind people towards other collectives of persons with disabilities to improve their life conditions. In addition to ONCE itself, as the founding entity, the main organisations of people with disabilities in Spain are present in the ONCE Foundation, through its Board, the highest governing body.

The Spanish Committee of Representatives of Persons with Disabilities (CERMI) is also part of this Board. CERMI is the Spanish umbrella organisation, that brings together the main Spanish NGOs of persons with disabilities, representing the interests of more than 3.8 million women and men with disabilities in Spain and their families. The main source of funding each financial year comes from 3% of the gross income from the sale of games of chance from ONCE. This figure represents one euro for every three euros that ONCE devotes to social services.

Detailed and updated information regarding the ONCE Foundation and its vision can be obtained via this link.

Objectives and guidelines

The main objective of the ONCE Foundation is to carry out work, training and employment programmes for the integration of persons with disabilities and the dissemination of the concept of "universal accessibility", promoting the creation of globally accessible environments, products and services.

Detailed and updated information on the work carried out by ONCE Foundation can be obtained through this link.