Skip to main content

The Foundation

Fundación Adsis

We are a nonprofit organisation that has been working for over 50 year to provide opportunities to at-risk youth and vulnerable adults, in Spain and Latin America. 

Our goal is to build a fairer, more accepting and caring society, where diversity is accepted as a value, and each and every person may reach their own life goals. We believe in the possibility of change for each individual and we are committed to those who are more vulnerable.

Our mission

Our mission

To build a fairer, more tolerant and caring society, where diversity is accepted as a value and every single person can realize their aspirations in life. We believe in the potential for change in each individual and we are committed to stand by those who are the most vulnerable.

Our 2023 vision

Our 2023 vision

Fundación Adsis has created the necessary conditions for the future projection of its organizational culture in a context of change, has strengthened the involvement of internal groups, incorporated elements of social innovation and digital transformation, and established alliances to generate new projects and greater sustainability.

Our values

Our values

Focus on the individual

We believe in each person and their potential. Respecting human dignity and supporting the personal development of every man and woman are an essential part of our identity.


We promote fraternity as a lifestyle based on accepting each other unconditionally, fostering dialogue, trust and commitment.

Transformative Utopia

We work at a local level to transform society and create a more sustainable, unified and equal world.


We encourage individuals to engage in both personal and collective changes, while promoting collaboration, teamwork and networking.


We stand against any form of discrimination and violence. We work to achieve equal opportunities and treatment for men and women, in all aspects.


We show exactly who we are and what we do, openly communicating relevant information about our activities and management.

Our team

Our impact is profound, driven by a dedicated team of 480+ professionals and 700+ volunteers.

Our History


On April 16, 1996, Fundación Adsis was officially established as a nonprofit social organization. However, our history of social action spans over 50 years.

In the mid-1960s, a group of young individuals shared a common goal: to be present in disadvantages neighborhoods, engaged in social and leisure projects, particularly with the youth population.

This Adsis Social Action took shape in various ways over time and across different territories. In the 1980s, this commitment to presence coalesced around volunteer activities within Adsis civil associations. Gradually, coordination and collaborative work structures were established, such as the State Federation of Social Services and Initiatives.

Finally, in 1996, Fundación Adsis was born with an "associative soul," integrating the wealth of experience from each of the Adsis associations. It was founded to develop local and global strategies collaboratively, enhancing our ability to address issues of injustice, poverty, and exclusion. We are an organization open to the participation of individuals who, from diverse ideas or beliefs, identify with and commit to the mission and values of our entity.

Over the years as a foundation, our work has evolved to respond to the pressing realities and needs of each community where we operate. While our focus remains on young people, we have extended our support to vulnerable adults. Thus, every year, we significantly increase the number of individuals we assist. Today, with pride, we can say that in our 27 years as a foundation, we have accompanied over one million people.


Platforms and networks

Platforms and networks

Platforms and networks we are currently part of