We are Fundación Jesús Serra

Our Foundation, one of the most active foundations in Spain más activas, was born under the wing of GCO in 1998 with the purpose of channelling the sponsorship and patronage activities that the insurance company had been carrying out throughout an entire century. Its original name —Fundación Catalana Occidente— was replaced by the current one, Fundación Jesús Serra, in 2006, as a tribute to the figure Jesús Serra Santamans, founder of the company and firm defender, from the private sphere, of the humanitarian values and spirit in benefit of the community.

In this new era, our Foundation, one of the foundations that promotes and finances social projects in Spain, continues to follow the path of its founder and yearly promotes a large number of research and educational projects, cultural activities, sport activities and solidarity initiatives, both organised by the Foundation only and organised in collaboration with other institutions, with the aim of fostering GCO's work and commitment towards society.

Research Business and Teaching Social Action Sport Promoting Arts

Ongoing projects

5th edition of the Research Awards

The aim of the Fundación Jesús Serra Research Awards is to raise awareness of the research work being carried out in the field of food and the impact of nutrition on health.

Sports experience in Gipuzkoa

In June, Fundación Jesús Serra organised a sports experience in Gipuzkoa for GCO employees and mediators, or their family members, with disabilities.

Discover who Jesús Serra was

Jesús Serra portrait

Jesús Serra Santamans is mainly known for having founded GCO and dedicating his professional life to the world of insurance, becoming one of the leading figures in this sector in Spain. Throughout his life, he maintained a keen interest in the arts and sport, in which he not only participated but also actively promoted through various initiatives. In addition, one thing he really stood out for was his great humanitarian spirit, with a particular sensitivity for those most in need. This trait was reflected in his intense social work.