ONCE Foundation is a platform for meeting
In addition to ONCE itself, as a founding entity, the main organizations of the disabled in Spain are represented in the ONCE Foundation through its Board of Trustees, the highest governing body:
- COCEMFE (Spanish Confederation of Physically and Organically Disabled People)
- Plena Inclusión
- CNSE (State Confederation of Deaf People)
- FIAPAS (Spanish Confederation of Families of the Deaf)
- Confederación Española de Salud Mental
- ASPACE (Spanish Confederation of Federations and Associations for the Care of People with Paralysis and Related Disorders)
CERMI (Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities) is also part of the ONCE Foundation's Board of Trustees, a platform that brings together the main organisations of disabled people in Spain, many of them in autonomous communities, and which brings together more than 8,000 associations and entities representing the 3.8 million people with disabilities in our country. Two representatives of the National Administration are also freely appointed.
ONCE Fundación represents, in an increasingly active way, an example of the attitude, willingness and effort of a civil society articulated around its representative organizations and that does not spare any effort if it is a question of improving the living conditions of certain groups and of society in general.
The main source of funding for the ONCE Foundation is the resources from the marketing of the coupon, 3% of gross income. This figure represents practically one out of every three euros that the ONCE devotes to social services.
The second source of funding is the European Social Fund (ESF). The ONCE Foundation has maintained an important alliance with the European Social Fund since 2000, which allows it to multiply its social impact. In the programming period of the ESF 2014-2020, the Foundation is the manager, with the double status of Beneficiary Entity and Intermediate Organization, of the Operational Programmes of Social Inclusion and Social Economy - POISES - and of Youth Employment - POEJ. In order to carry out these programmes, ONCE Foundation works hand in hand with Inserta Empleo, as the beneficiary of these programmes.
Since 1988, the ONCE Foundation has dedicated more than 1 billion euros to programmes and actions in favour of people with disabilities, in areas such as training and labour insertion, global accessibility - elimination of barriers of all kinds - and cooperation with public and private entities with similar interests, collaborating with the public authorities in the fulfilment of the obligations and specific duties established by the Constitution and the law.