Gerolamo Gaslini decided to donate all his assets to the Foundation in 1949.
The industrial empire created over the years included numerous companies active in various industrial sectors and in particular in the food sector for the production of olive oil.
In addition, it included landholdings all over Italy, properties and shareholdings including the majority of shares owned by Banca Belinzaghi.

The shareholdings have been reduced over the years.
The current patrimony is mostly made of real estate and financial activities.
Over the last few years, a total recognition of the activities has been carried out and a rationalization policy was set up in order to increase profitability.

The final aim was actually reached and the revenues to support the Giannina Gaslini Institute were quite good despite the economic recession we are currently experiencing.