The ONCE Foundation for the Cooperation and Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities was born in February 1988, by agreement of the ONCE General Council , and presented to the society in September of that same year as an instrument of cooperation and solidarity for the blind Spanish to other groups of people with disabilities for the improvement of their living conditions. In addition to ONCE itself , as a founding entity , the main organizations of persons with disabilities in Spain are present in the ONCE Foundation , through its Board of Trustees , the highest governing body.
Also part of the Board of the Foundation ONCE the CERMI (Spanish Committee of Representatives of Persons with Disabilities) , a platform that brings together the leading organizations of persons with disabilities in Spain, many of them of regional character, and brings together more than 3,000 associations and entities, representing the 3.8 million people with disabilities and their families that exist in our country. The ONCE Foundation's main source of funding for each year comes from 3% of the gross income obtained from the ONCE gambling commercialization . This figure is one euro out of every three of the ONCE dedicate to social servicesSee more