Supporting those who take care of the community

 

Dils firmly believes in giving back value to the community. For us, Give Back is not just a way to act or think – it’s part of our DNA. We’re proud to join the community and support its needs, because we know that our achievements further the well-being of the neighborhoods where we work.

That’s why we support specific projects aiming to make our cities a better place. We believe that in doing so, we can have a positive impact on the community and make a difference in people’s lives.

Besides providing concrete support to local communities, we believe that showcasing the beauty of our cities with stories and unique content about authentic places can add even more value to each place.

This is my Milano, part of our Give Back initiative, will start off in our home base of Milan and will travel to more Italian and European cities. The first stop-off will be Porta Romana, but in the next few months we will also explore Isola, Maggiolina, Lambrate, Ticinese and Monti-Magenta.

Racconti di quartiere
This is my Milano

A project supporting Milan’s neighborhoods with activities to foster local development and promote content showcasing the city’s lesser known stories and places.

Our Give Back to the community

We also believe in the importance of supporting those organizations working everyday to make our cities more accessible. We appreciate their valuable activity and want to help. In doing so, we hope to set a good example, restore value and play our part in creating a better future. For us at Dils, social responsibility means supporting art and culture, performing arts, sport, education, the younger generations and the most vulnerable parts of society.

Natale 2023
This is my Milano - Christmas Edition

Three Christmas trees, three social initiatives, one big Give Back project with the goal of supporting the local area and community.

Discover all the associations we have supported.

See all we have done in the past and all we’ll do in the future.

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Teatro Franco Parenti

Founded in 1972 and directed since then by Andrée Ruth Shammah, Teatro Franco Parenti (with its Bagni Misteriosi swimming pools, renovated in 2016) is one of the country’s most innovative and deeply-rooted cultural landmarks. Vibrant, inclusive and constantly evolving, it embraces both tradition and bold experimentation. It is a crossroads of artistic languages with an urban pulse and a multidisciplinary vocation.
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Onlus L’abilità

Abilità Onlus is an association founded in 1998 in Milan to provide services and innovative projects for children with special needs and their families. It operates in the fields of leisure, education, schools, housing and, more generally, works to promote accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.
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Teatro Oscar

Teatro Oscar is a neighborhood theatre founded in the 1950s and run by the “Il Teatro degli Incamminati” company since 2019. The “deSidera” project, run with passionate dedication by Giacomo Poretti, Gabriele Allevi and Luca Doninelli, focuses on the city of Milan, its history, culture and identity with special concern for the younger generations.
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Museo Diocesano Carlo Maria Martini

Museo Diocesano Carlo Maria Martini di Milano is housed in the cloister of Sant’Eustorgio church, one of the most prestigious monumental buildings in Milan. Its permanent collection features more than one thousand artefacts representing the history of the arts from the second century AD to current times.
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Fondazione Costruiamo il Futuro

Since 2009, the Fondazione Costruiamo il Futuro has supported organizations that embrace the subsidiarity principle in the social, cultural and economic field locally and nationally. In particular, it focuses on charity and has created the “Costruiamo il Futuro” prize to support social, sports and cultural third-sector associations.
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Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo

Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano is a local institution dedicated to preserving and enhancing Milan’s Cathedral. Founded in 1387 by Gian Galeazzo Visconti, ruler of Milan, it works for the conservation and restoration of Milan’s Duomo and the enhancement of its heritage.
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Comunità Sant’Egidio

Comunità Sant’Egidio di Roma was founded in Rome in 1968 and since then has grown into a community, now active in more than 70 countries worldwide. Working principally to help “outskirts and outcasts”, it brings together people of all ages and outlooks, united by a commitment to working voluntarily for peace and the poor.
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Fondazione Buon Pastore

Since 1848, Fondazione Istituto Buon Pastore has offered help to young girls in need. It operates alongside youth assistance institutions and runs dynamic education programs in local communities.
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AIM

AIM is a non-profit organization created in 1987 to support Milan’s cultural, social and economic development by promoting projects, research and publications. It advocates studies and research on Milan, its particular features and needs, and also works on concrete projects for culture, arts and the community.
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Real Estate Management

For more than 25 years, the Real Estate Management Master Course promoted by REC – Real Estate Center at Politecnico di Milano, has stood out for its continuous innovation in Real Estate training and education, working with universities and companies to train real estate professionals and help them embrace new challenges.
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REInnovation Academy

REInnovation Academy is a management and economic-financial education program that prepares junior professionals for direct entry into the working world. This project is part of “REInnovation Lab”, a real estate research and training platform, created by the SDA Bocconi School of Management and Confindustria Assoimmobiliare.
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Fondo di mutuo soccorso

Fondo Mutuo Soccorso del Comune di Milano was established in 2020 by the municipality of Milan to help those struggling during the Coronavirus emergency and to support the city’s recovery.
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Custodi del Bello

Custodi del Bello is a national project targeting vulnerable individuals who, through the maintenance of public spaces such as parks, gardens, streets, and squares, are reintegrated into the community and the workforce. The initiative was founded in 2017 and is managed by the Consorzio Farsi Prossimo in collaboration with the Municipality of Milan. Since 2023, the project’s effectiveness has been further enhanced by embracing private funding.
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Repower Sanga Milano

Sanga was founded in 1997 with its minibasket section, but it broadened its mission on October 19, 1999. The expansion included the incorporation of youth sections (Tigers for males and San Gabriele for females), alongside initiatives such as Baskin, inclusive projects, educational endeavors through school programs, and social activities using sports as a medium for all. Sanga is the first women’s team in Milan and has represented Serie A since May 23, 2009.
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Imaginarium

Imaginarium is an initiative promoted by the Acqua Foundation and LVRSustainable by LUISAVIAROMA, held at Riccardo Catella Foundation. The initiative aims to promote sustainability in fashion, art & design, and inclusivity. It achieves this through a conference featuring testimonials from prominent figures in creative industries and an exhibition by an international artist. The event has been successfully hosted in both 2022 and 2023.
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Infiorata di via della Spiga

The Infiorata of Via della Spiga,(September 1-3, 2023), now in its 3rd edition, is an open-air exhibition situated in the heart of Milan’s Quadrilatero district. This event is promoted by Hines and organized by the Association of Maestri Infioratori di Noto (Master Flower Artists of Noto). Over 50 artists have contributed their precious artworks to the city, a tradition passed down from generation to generation since 1980. They have presented 10 canvases adorned with over 200,000 flowers, along with just as many inspirations and projects for Milan, including the use of artificial intelligence.
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ACLI "Giovanni Bianchi"

Located on Via Conte Rosso, the Circolo ACLI Lambrate “Giovanni Bianchi” is a reference point for the neighborhood from the post-World War II period onwards. It serves as a gathering place for the residents of the area. The Circolo organizes various activities, such as leisure and wellness courses, cultural meetings, theater, and workshops for children. It also serves as the headquarters for the Patronato and the CAF (Fiscal Assistance Center). Additionally, it leads the QUBI’ project to contrast the fragility and poverty of families and minors. Within Qubì, an after-school program has been initiated, which has been expanded to include girls and boys interested in having lunch and doing homework together.
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Associazione Famiglia Martin

It is a non-profit organization (NPO) established in 2010 by a network of families who, in living the Christian spirit of friendship, share a concern for others facing difficulties. The organization distributes food packages, provides study assistance to students, and fosters friendship among families through moments of socialization.
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Cascina Biblioteca

Cascina Biblioteca is a Social Cooperative that was established over 25 years ago. It focuses on disabilities and vulnerabilities through the management of day centers and residential facilities for people with disabilities and autism. They also provide home services, social secretariat, children’s animation activities, forest schools, equestrian activities, leisure activities for people with disabilities, green maintenance, social farming, beekeeping with the sale of organic vegetables, honey, and processed products. They also run an agritourism restaurant in Cascina Nibai.
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VIVA!

VIVA! is an experimental observatory and hub for the enhancement of critical areas in the city. VIVA! began its journey in Via Valvassori Peroni, an urban thematic park located between Ortica, Città Studi, and Lambrate in Milan, which is rich in sports, educational, and community facilities. Despite the richness of services, the street faces substantial challenges, which VIVA! addresses through cultural and creative proposals and urban interventions that stimulate virtuous processes of regeneration. VIVA! promotes connections among existing local entities around Via Valvassori Peroni, enhancing activities and fostering a synergistic neighborhood spirit through events and tactical urbanism interventions.
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Mission Bambini ETS

Mission Bambini ETS is a foundation established in 2000 with the goal of promoting the happiness and health of children. It operates both in Italy and abroad, with a primary focus on education to address educational poverty by ensuring quality education. Additionally, it concentrates on health initiatives to promote prevention and ensure timely access to care, with special attention given to children with heart diseases in countries with inadequate healthcare systems.
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Portami per mano Onlus

Portami per mano Onlus is aimed at families with individuals who are on the autism spectrum and are affected by physical and mental health issues. Its goal is to support them express their potential and, by participating in social life, contribute to society in terms of humanity and sharing their experiences. The association promotes awareness of disability issues to the society and local entities, such as healthcare facilities, schools, and companies.
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Aiutility

Aiutility provides assistance to families in need through a chat. Requests detected in the territory are matched with donations (food, clothes, blankets, educational materials, and medicines) from merchants or friends of the association. Aiutility also organizes literacy courses, after-school programs, photo contests, markets, solidarity walks, support for oratories, and art therapy programs for prisons. “Help and utility” are the keywords of this association that takes pride in being a group of “well-efficiency.”
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Mondo Aperto ODV

Associazione Mondo Aperto ODV mainly operates in the field of academic recovery. For many years, it has been addressing lower secondary school students who have academic difficulties or cannot be assisted in managing their afternoons and homework. The purpose of recovery is to accompany them through the difficult age of adolescence, not limiting its scope to the educational aspect but also proposing activities that promote socialization among young people in a friendly atmosphere.
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Officine Buone ODV

Officine Buone ODV is an incubator of ideas for social innovation: it puts the talent of young people at the service of good causes through projects and cultural formats that generate value and build the communities of the future. From music in hospital corridors to high-quality cuisine that becomes a tool for aggregation in care centers, to a TV series to talk about volunteering, to many other formats, to many good ideas!
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Campo Teatrale

Campo Teatrale is a cultural center that offers courses every year to more than 600 students aged between 6 and 80, bringing theater to the territory, among people, wherever it is useful. This theater produces shows and organizes a theatrical season with a contemporary-oriented program, operating with a covenant with the Municipality of Milan. It is dedicated to the creation and realization of events and training paths aimed at companies and creates projects that have a social impact and bring art, culture, and beauty to the city.
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Museo del Novecento

Dils unveils the new brand identity at the Museo del Novecento in Milan (December 15-20, 2021), in a journey through the Sala Fontana and the Galleria del Futurismo. The intention to communicate the corporate rebranding in the context of the prestigious Milanese museum lies both in the desire to support culture, which especially in the post-Covid period shows a growing need for funds, and in the deep affinity of ideals – such as innovation, dynamism, and change – that unite the Museo del Novecento with Dils’ DNA.
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Albero di Natale di Piazza Duomo 2021

In December 2021, Dils donates to the City of Milan the Christmas tree in Piazza Duomo, a large fir tree approximately 26 meters tall, illuminated with 80,000 low-consumption LED lights and adorned with 800 red and silver Christmas balls. The name given to the installation, “Image,” is inspired by Dils’ rebranding campaign and represents an invitation to look to the future with serenity, aware of the power of imagination and change.
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Il Natale dei quartieri 2022

In 2022, Dils wished Milan a Merry Christmas with the initiative “Il Natale dei Quartieri”. The project involved the installation of 8 trees in 8 neighborhoods of the city and the organization of a competition that allowed significant contributions to be assigned to the top 3 voted neighborhoods. These funds were allocated for programs and actions aimed at enhancing, protecting, and recovering the territory with a social impact.
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Welcomed

Welcomed is a non-profit organization that manages three clinics in Milan. These centers serve as a comprehensive health reference point for families, addressing the health needs of both parents and their children. With over 30 specialties and more than 100 healthcare professionals, Welcomed ensures quality services, affordable fees, and reduced waiting times. The organization is authorized by ATS Milano for the certification and rehabilitation of Specific Learning Disorders (DSA). Thanks to contributions and donations, Welcomed carries out numerous social projects, including the Visita Sospesa® initiative, through which, they have provided over 35,000 free medical visits to those in need.
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Open House Milano

Open House Milano is the cultural association that promotes and organizes an annual event, aimed at the city, allowing free visits to sites of significant architectural value that are usually not accessible. OHM originated from the PLEF association and the involvement of a team of architects, communicators, and consultants. Now in its eighth edition in 2023, the event is becoming a reference point for Milanese architecture, thus gaining international recognition within the Open House Worldwide network.
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La Comune foundation

The La Comune foundation develops social projects aimed at supporting individuals facing vulnerabilities, with the aim of ensuring their actual autonomy. Specifically, it focuses on guiding young people with intellectual disabilities toward adulthood through projects related to independent living and employment.
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Mondoabaut Aps

Mondoabaut Aps is an association that focuses on autism, and in September 2023, it launched the Ma'amul pastry workshop. The project aims to help young individuals with autism spectrum disorders acquire behavioral and vocational skills, highlight their uniqueness, and create a replicable business model. "Because every dream deserves an opportunity."
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ActionAid Italia

ActionAid Italia is an independent international organization with a presence in Italy and 70 other countries around the world that, in collaboration with the poorest communities, takes action against poverty and injustice. The organization jointly manages Spazio Baroni85 - along with 4 other local associations (232 APS, Cooperativa Zero5, Consorzio SIR, CSI - Centro Sportivo Italiano Comitato di Milano) - a space that the Municipality of Milan has decided to dedicate to young people with the aim of promoting youth leadership and building an inclusive and engaging environment.
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Cooperativa Martinengo

Cooperativa Martinengo was founded by Suore di Carità dell'Assunzione, present in Milan since 1913, and in the Corvetto area since 1950. It cares for families in difficulty both through care and educational activities for minors and with nursing and rehabilitation activities for the sick. Among its main activities, the Cooperative provides home-based services (educational, welfare and social-health), runs an educational day care center and a youth center for minors, and offers educational school support in some schools in the neighborhood.
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Robur Legnano

Robur Legnano is an amateur football club based in the province of Milan, involving individuals united by the desire to come together and experience, through sports, profound moments of sharing and growth. With 60 years of history, the association proudly boasts over 1,000 members, including players, managers, and coaches, who, with their experience and generosity, embody the club's beating heart and undeniable strength.

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Aiutiamoli

Aiutiamoli has been working in Legnano and surrounding municipalities since 1995. Its primary aim is decreasing the marginalization of individuals with mental distress through activities such as leisure support and collaboration with families, medical teams, and health and social services in the area.

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This is my Milano – Christmas Edition 2023

As part of the initiative by the Municipality of Milan, ‘Il Natale degli Alberi', Dils lit up three trees in three different neighborhoods with a project that embodies the key values of the Group: community support, sharing, and urban regeneration. At the base of the San Babila tree, the ice-skating rink has brightened the square with daily performances, and thanks to the funds raised from ticket sales, three community projects were supported.
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Francesco Realmonte Onlus

Francesco Realmonte Onlus has been working since 2009 alongside social workers, training them to become "resilience tutors." In Italy, the organization provides support to individuals with international protection status, facilitating access to services and opportunities that enhance their skills. Internationally, they operate in countries affected by wars, environmental disasters, or chronic poverty and vulnerability.
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Lampi Milano ASD

Lampi Milano ASD is a baseball team composed of blind and visually impaired individuals, founded in Milan in 2006. In addition to competitive sports, the core of the association's life is social commitment, achieved through sports initiation projects for sight-impaired individuals and school visits to raise awareness among students about the world of disability.
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PROMETEO - PROgetto Malattie Epatiche Trapianti Ed Oncologia - ODV

PROMETEO originates from the National Cancer Institute of Milan in 1999, driven by the initiative of Professor Vincenzo Mazzaferro, former patients, and their families. It concretely responds to the needs of oncology patients, engaging in hospitality activities, in "cultivating culture" in relation to the social sphere, and in supporting clinical research.
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VanTaggio

The association VanTaggio acts as a "meeting facilitator," gathering the needs of people in difficulty and directing them towards concrete help. VanTaggio's activity, entirely composed of volunteers, is aimed at reaching out to those in need, and the use of a “Van”, from which its name orginates, serves both as the tool and the symbol of their efforts.
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15zero Sportsteam ASD

15zero Sportsteam ASD is a Milan based sports association specializing in badminton; it promotes sports as a contribution to a healthy lifestyle that brings benefits to the body and mind. Badminton is a dynamic and fun activity suitable for people aged 8 to 70, gaining great success with a steadily increasing number of participants. It is among the top ten most practiced sports in the world.
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ASD Wheelchairtennis+school

The Association aims to promote wheelchair tennis. In addition to both competitive and non-competitive sports activities, it facilitates the introduction to racket sports (tennis, padel, pickleball) by providing sports wheelchairs for a trial period and all the necessary equipment for practice. It also promotes the connection between athletes and accessible sports clubs in Milan, also providing support for the application for funding and sponsorships.
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C’è Da Fare ETS

Established in 2023, “C’è Da Fare ETS” is a non-profit organization with the aim of becoming a cornerstone for young individuals struggling with acute psychological and psychiatric challenges. Its mission is to devise, support, and implement tangible projects, ideally scalable nationwide, that guide aimless youths back towards a life that celebrates their talents and capabilities. How does the Organization achieve this? By collaborating with hospitals, UONPIA, and other entities capable of providing support to adolescents and families in severe distress. It raises awareness about mental health issues, organizes structured fundraising efforts, and it curates sports and cultural events and initiatives.
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Portofranco Milano ODV

It is a study support center catering to high school students, welcoming over 1,400 young individuals annually. Established in 2000, it has evolved into a pivotal entity in preventing school dropout and addressing youth distress, while also fostering integration between Italians and immigrants. It stands as a beacon of hope and communal harmony for the city, earning the Civic Merit Award of the Ambrogino d'Oro in 2019. In 2023, Alberto Bonfanti, the president, was honored as an Officer of Merit of the Italian Republic by President Sergio Mattarella. Portofranco Milano is part of the Portofranco Italia network, comprising 40 centers across Italy. While autonomous, these centers are united by a shared educational approach: the volunteers' commitment and the students' freedom to seek assistance with their studies.
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Fondazione IBVA

Fondazione IBVA is a welcoming place in the heart of Milan, an intercultural place animated by a community of people who are committed every day to helping those in need, contributing to making the city more intercultural, welcoming, fair, and supportive. Founded in 1801, the organization now focuses on training, housing emergencies, school dropout prevention, and combating food poverty through its services. IBVA means integration, beauty, volunteerism, and care. IBVA cares for thousands of families in need. In Milan, at Via Santa Croce 15, always here for others.
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