Fondazione Capellino

Fondazione Capellino is a financially independent, non-profit philanthropic organisation



Fondazione Capellino is a non-profit philanthropic organization that acts to contribute to the protection of biodiversity and its habitats, through an ecology of the mind and culture.

Following a unique economic model, called Economy of Restitution, the Fondazione uses the profit generated by the firm, Almo Nature, to independently finance the projects it implements to achieve its goals.

Ultimately, it is cats and dogs, with the help of their human companions, who choose Almo Nature food, ensuring that profits do not accumulate in private accounts, but instead go to fund projects of general interest.
For the benefit of future generations. For the benefit of all living species.

Its focus is protecting dogs and cats and biodiversity through its projects.

Companion Animal For Life

protects dogs and cats.

Impact on Biodiversity and Regenerating Villa Fortuna

are aimed at safeguarding biodiversity.

Almo Nature

Almo Nature finances the foundation through the production of high-quality, natural pet foods for dogs and cats.


The Foundation works through its own projects and considers financing third-party projects if they have complementary goals.  


Almo Nature

Almo Nature is a company, a brand and a project at the same time, it’s 100% owned by Fondazione Capellino and has two main roles: it produces high-quality, natural pet foods for dogs and cats and at the same time generates used to fund the other projects, focused on protecting dogs, cats and biodiversity. A unique philanthropic model.


Companion Animal For Life

Companion Animal For Life is a European project with a threefold purpose: to connect every dog and cat to the responsibility on a human being, to close shelters – or at least make them mere places for short stays and emergencies – and to eliminate the scourge of stray dogs and abandonment.

The project works towards these goals through three activities:

  • I&R

    The identification and registration of dogs and cats in one European register

  • RespectME

    Promoting respect for companion animals through cultural awareness and European regulations that strictly monitor person-to-person transfers of companion animals, in order to stop animal abandonment and euthanasia, and ultimately offer solidarity to rescue cats and dogs, and families in need.

  • AdoptME

    Adoption campaigns to empty shelters


Regenerating Villa Fortuna

Regenerating Villa Fortuna is an experimental agricultural project in Piedmont province to demonstrate a replicable agricultural model for food production that respects biodiversity, without polluting the soil, air and water. The aim is for it to be economically competitive, more so than the environmentally unsustainable models used today.

The project is located in San Salvatore Monferrato, Italy. In addition to the agricultural experiment, the project will restore the site’s historic buildings, now in ruins or disrepair, to create a farm, a mini hostel,a conference hall and the Foundation’s future headquarters.


Impact on Biodiversity

Impact on Biodiversity’s aim is to replace the current approach to evaluating the impact of human activity, based on sustainability criteria, with a new evaluation method that measures the creation and destruction of biodiversity.

Impact on Biodiversity should become the standard measure of the effect of human activities and behaviour.

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Reports & Achievements

January 2018

The commitment is made

April 2018

Pier Giovanni signs the articles of association

July 2018

The Statute is published

Fondazione Capellino’s statute

November 2018

The foundation is recognised by the Prefecture of Genoa

Official letter by the Prefecture of Genoa

10 June 2019

The Italian tax authority responds positively to Fondazione Capellino’s request for an appeal submitted in November 2018 regarding the correct designated tax classification of the activities of the foundation’s holdings.

Tax authority’s reply

28 June 2019

At 2.25 pm the Almo Nature donation act on behalf of the Capellino Foundation is signed, making official the transfer to the Foundation of all Almo Nature properties and all accrued as of 1 January 2018.

Liability for payment of the donation tax relating to the transfer of interests in Almo Nature SpA held by the company G.F.C. Srl, to Fondazione Capellino, has been assigned under art.16 of Legislative Decree 31/10/1990 n.346, leaving Almo Nature Spa with net assets of EUR 17.4 million for Almo Nature.

As a result of the transfer of its holding, the donor G.F.C. Srl has declared a taxed capital gain for income tax purposes, under articles 86 and 87 of the Tuir (D.P.R. 917 of 22.16.1986). The amount was set by the Genoa Tribunal on June 21 at EUR 114 million on the basis of a sworn valuation presented.

Pier Giovanni Capellino’s donation to Fondazione Capellino Donation of Almo Nature to Fondazione Capellino Donation of a headquarters to Fondazione Capellino Almo Nature’s statute
Annual Report

On June 10, 2019, the Agenzia delle Entrate responded positively to the request for ruling submitted by Fondazione Capellino in November 2018, concerning the proper and certain tax classification of its activities. On June 28, 2019, Pier Giovanni and Lorenzo Capellino signed the act of donation of Almo Nature Benefit S.p.A. to Fondazione Capellino.
Fondazione Capellino, an independent philanthropic non-profit organisation, not merely a supplier but a player with four projects in addition to the Almo Nature project, started its journey. The first year of work has served to align Almo Nature to the values and positioning of the Fondazione, as well as to start the making of a dedicated team, and the definition and positioning of the projects different from Almo Nature. The second year will see an adjustment of the statute to better meet the operating needs, as well as the start of a full governance and of the actual projects, which will progressively become recognisable by European and North American citizens starting from mid-2021.

Cashed dividends 2019 – Euro 5,616,000
Total balance sheet assets on December 31, 2019 – Euro 122,926,549
Endowment fund on December 31, 2019 – Euro 117,864,600
Net assets on December 31, 2019 – Euro 122,890,510

Impact on Biodiversity and Sustainability Report

The reports will be available by April 2021

Historical Report

The reports will be available from the beginning of July 2021

How the Foundation is financed

the profits generated by the sale of Almo Nature food for dogs and cats, after deducting costs, investments and taxes, are all used to finance the other four projects of the Foundation

How you can help

Do you have a dog or a cat?

In choosing Almo Nature pet food, you’re giving your companion animal food that’s good for animals, as it’s made from 100% natural ingredients and made from their perspective, and good for the environment, in that Almo Nature is 100% owned by a foundation whose goal is to defend dogs, cats and biodiversity.

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Almo Nature

Almo Nature produces high quality pet foods for dogs and cats from natural ingredients. Its profits fund Fondazione Capellino’s projects that protect dogs, cats and biodiversity.

Companion Animal For Life

The goal of Companion Animal For Life is to give every dog ​​and cat a loyal human companion for life.

Impact on Biodiversity

The aim of this project is to replace the existing approach of assessing human impact based on sustainability with one that measures impact in terms of creation and destruction of biodiversity.

Regenerating Villa Fortuna

Piloting a new agricoltural model that is replicable, that produces food, enriches biodiversity and is economically competitive.

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