The article offers a preliminary analysis of the fundamental rules of the partnerships established between the non profit organizations and the peculiar world of the corporate foundations and business corporations. These partnerships are increasingly important in the current context and do not concern only transfers of money. They will become truly relevant and sustained over time and will require a "cultural jump" both for non profit entities and for business corporations. These entities have very different background and only recently they are experiencing the collaboration. The article analyzes the main assumptions and characteristics of the partnerships built between corporate foundations, businesses and non profit organizations.
Keywords: Partnership, Corporate Foundations, Non Profit Organizations, Business Corporations, Grant Models