Fondation de France’s emergency action
Fondation de France’s charitable activities are rooted in social issues, in France and further afield. However, Fondation de France also takes action in the wake of natural disasters, terror attacks, crises and wars. Lasting support promotes reconstruction after the initial response.
In these extreme situations, such as the hurricanes that swept across the Caribbean in 2017, Fondation de France put immediate and targeted actions in place to respond to the needs of local people, thanks to an emergency fund.
Post-emergency and lasting projects
Fondation de France also acts after emergencies, in other words when emergency specialists have left the zone and development programs start to rebuild people’s lives. Teams work with local NGOs and nonprofits in the initial aftermath of the catastrophe or conflict, and for months and years later.
Each project or aid granted is reviewed thoroughly to ensure it truly is a priority. Focusing generally on the most vulnerable, projects bring together housing reconstruction, healthcare facilities, psychological support, economic recovery programs, training and so on. Each emergency operation is followed by a detailed and published review of actions and investments, in order to report back on the reconstruction undertaken.
What sort of action?
Fondation de France takes urgent action for lasting reconstruction, following several principles:
- prioritize projects towards the people most affected and isolated;
- train people on future risk prevention where possible;
- encourage the sustainable development aspect of projects supported;
- enhance long-lasting projects in accordance with the needs expressed by local nonprofits and beneficiaries;
- form a network of local nonprofits:
- combine rigorous procedures, control and flexibility to meet priority needs;
- ensure that donations are transparent and traceable and set out in an information report for donors.