Involvement on a local level is essential to Fondation de France’s philanthropic activities. In order to work as closely as possible with local stakeholders, it has created a network of six regional foundations throughout France. Every day, their volunteers and salaried employees work to fulfill Fondation de France’s missions. Mobilized and generous, the regional branches are aware and attentive to the needs of the French population.
Fondation de France in the French regions
Fondation de France established the first regional philanthropic network in France. It supports numerous causes addressing issues that touch the French regions and impact the lives of their inhabitants.
Fondation de France now covers all regions of France through its seven regional offices:
- Fondation de France Nord ;
- Fondation de France Grand-Est;
- Fondation de France Grand-Ouest;
- Fondation de France Centre-Est;
- Fondation de France Sud-Ouest;
- Fondation de France Méditerranée;
From its Parisian headquarters, Fondation de France is also active in the west-central area of the country.
Fondation de France has a physical [presence / office] in each region.
The regional teams are composed of 228 local volunteers, all experts in their fields, as well as 25 salaried employees, who work to fulfill Fondation de France’s missions. The teams collaborate with local stakeholders, associations, donors and founders.
The missions of the regional foundations
Having a local team makes it possible for the regional foundations to pursue their missions, which share a common goal: to encourage, support, assist and foster efforts that benefit the public interest, either through creating a foundation, making a donation or bequest, or leading a project.
Sensitive to the on-the-ground realities, our regional foundations identify and implement the most pertinent projects, those that energize local communities and reinforce the quality of responses available to the non-profit world as it faces today’s challenges.
The regional foundations also use their knowledge of local conditions to help establish networks of stakeholders (including heads of non-profit networks, businesses and public institutions) with the aim of creating new partnerships and joint activities.
Regional philanthropy is thus an accelerator for local development.