The key features of our action:
1. A multidisciplinary approach
Unlike many actors, we do not support one specific cause, but many of them in order to act where society needs or will need it.
2. Identifying projects across France
On a national level, we listen and observe society’s needs, whether implicit or explicit, before examining different ways to respond to them. We function like a heart provisioning all of France: our decision-making center is fuelled by a myriad of local skills, especially our volunteer monitors, who are in direct contact with local needs.
3. Project selection
Our expert committees select the best projects in each of our fields of action. The projects are often those of grassroots organizations acting at the level of a neighborhood, a city or a department, which respond to local needs and can contribute to improving people’s quality of life. The Fondation de France acts at the most precise possible level: it helps citizens rediscover the desire to act, to get involved, and it helps them give body to their projects through methodological and financial support.
4. Project support, from funding to networking
Economic, societal, medical, legal, fiscal, patrimonial and more: our founders and project initiators benefit from all of our services. By joining the Fondation de France’s network, they gain access to a platform of services provided by renowned specialists in their field: lawyers, geriatric doctors, hospital practitioners, municipal advisors in charge of employment, professional training managers, public health professors, social demographers, art historians, journalists, etc.
5. Assessing past actions to mutualize best practices
Every year, numerous symposia and work groups are organized between our expert committees and field professionals to share practical feedback, best practices and successful innovations.
In 2013, the work group on the topic of social and emotional life for the disabled, which brought together our experts, professionals, and people with disabilities, resulted in its first publication. “Sexuality and disability: let’s talk about it!” presents practical experiences and raises deontological questions that call for debate.