MissionOn October 28, 2015, Pope Francis founded the Gravissimum Educationis Foundation. The Foundation works in an educational context, supporting the integral education of the human person and the fraternal coexistence on earth.
To do so, it does not address only Catholic institutions - which are however, in the world, an important presence: 216,000 schools, 1,260 universities, 500 faculties and ecclesiastical institutes - but all those involved in the educational mission, facing together the challenges of today and tomorrow.
From a global perspective, attentive to the most difficult situations, the Foundation supports innovative and impactful projects, invests in quality, promotes scientific studies and fosters networking between educational institutions. In this way, it is close to young people from every continent, different in cultures but together engaged in building their own life project.
The Foundation is constituted as a juridical public canonical entity and a civil legal entity at Vatican City. It is based at the Congregation for Catholic Education, the Vatican ministry in charge of the promotion and organization of catholic education in the world.