The Foundation Duques de Soria (FDS), registered with the number 1 in the Register of Cultural Foundations of the Junta de Castilla y León, is a non-profit cultural institution, based in Soria, created in 1989 by initiative and under Presidency of Honor of HRH the Infanta Doña Margarita de Borbón and the Hon. Mr. Don Carlos Zurita, Dukes of Soria. Its main objective is to collaborate with International Hispanism and with the University in the study and dissemination of Spanish culture in a broad sense, with special reference to the language, through the organization of academic activities complementary to those programmed by universities. Along these lines, with the intention of pointing out the most convenient way to the general interests of culture and contributing to the scientific enrichment of Spain and the development of Soria as a center of cultural irradiation, the Foundation carries out, from Castile and Leon, Programs related to the most different areas of knowledge. The Foundation collaborates closely with the Junta de Castilla y León and with the main institutions of Soria, Salamanca and Valladolid, especially with the Universities of these two last cities. He also supports institutions such as the Royal Spanish Academy (he is a founding member of the Pro Real Academia Española Foundation), the Cervantes Institute, or the International Association of Hispanists.
The Board of Trustees of the Foundation Duques de Soria approves a budget of € 359,000 for 2013, of which € 282,000 will go to activities related to Hispanism, language, history, heritage or experimental sciences The Duques de Soria Foundation approves a budget for 2017 of 124,000 euros The first edition of the Duques de Soria de Hispanismo Prize, to be presented for the first time in Brussels next February, will include the news of the activities of the SDS for 2014.