Social development

The new technologies applied to knowledge, culture and solidarity give us more opportunities than ever to work successfully on the transformation of society.


This is the focus of the social projects we undertake in Telefónica through sponsorships, agreements with the third sector, direct actions, our Foundation and the Telefónica Group Association for Attention to People with Disabilities (ATAM). In total, we allocate more than 115 million euros a year to philanthropy, in accordance with the international LBG (London Benchmarking Group) methodology. Fundación Telefónica is the main driver of our initiatives.


In 2015, Fundación Telefónica programmes directly reached more than three million people, of whom almost half were children.


It’s mission consists in improve people´s development opportunities through educational, social and cultural projects adapted to the challenges of the digital world, through this strategy:

  • Employability and Youth
  • Improvement of Education through Innovation
  • Contribution to the Elimination of Child Labour in Latin America
  • Corporate Volunteering: Telefonica´s Volunteers
  • Cultural Action: bringing Contemporary and Digital Culture to Society

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Report 2012: Social Action