Established in 1955 by the Spanish financier Juan March Ordinas, the Fundación Juan March is a family–run institution that dedicates its resources and activities to the fields of science and the humanities.
The Foundation organizes art exhibitions, concerts, lecture series, and seminars. It administers the Spanish Library of Contemporary Music and Theater in its Madrid headquarters and directs the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español in Cuenca, and the Museu Fundación Juan March, of Palma in Palma de Mallorca.
In 1986, the Instituto Juan March de Estudios e Investigaciones was created as an institution specializing in the scientific activities that complement the cultural work of the Fundación Juan March. Upon it currently depends the Center for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences (CEACS).Through this center the Foundation promotes teaching and specialized research in the area of sociology.