The Foundation publishes annually the scientific journals Flora Mediterranea and Bocconea. These journals include papers dealing with the study of biogeography, floristics and systematic botany in the Mediterranean area.

The Foundation Encourags the training of young scholars, providing them with grants to visit Palermo and study the Herbarium Mediterraneum collections.

In 2013 the Foundation has supported scientifically, logistically and financially the XIV Meeting of OPTIMA held in Palermo 9 to 15 September 2013. At that meeting, which included 16 symposia with 79 communications and 68 posters, attended 176 delegates from 28 different countries.