On November 8, 2013, the typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines. The toll: 7,000 dead and 4.5 million people displaced. More than 2.2 million euros were collected to come to the aid of those affected.
Palliative Care: 25 Years of Conviction, Commitment and Progress
Support for the sick and their caregivers, accompanying families, children and the elderly: a look back at our unwavering commitment to the development of palliative care in France.
Prisons: From Inside to Outside
A new program was launched to support initiatives that assist those recently released from prison.
The Philanthropists of Northern France: Entrepreneurs Committed to Social Solidarity
The philanthropists of Northern France met with more than 250 people on November 28 at Marcq-en-Baroeul.
Research Grant of Fondation de France
Thanks to a 100,000 euro grant, Françoise Clavel-Chapelon will be able to expand her epidemiological research to better understand the role of hormones, diet and genetics on the incidence of cancer and chronic diseases.
Philanthropy is not getting weaker and, in the current economic climate, this is cause for celebration! In general, in France, donations have slightly decreased over the last two years, but this trend does not reflect differences among individual organizations.
For us, fundraising has increased and the movement of establishing new foundations is still thriving: We welcomed 40 new foundations under our aegis in 2013.
Today, it is crucial to preserve the fiscal and legal landscape in which donors operate because it serves as a real incentive. A cultural revolution has been in progress in our country for the last ten years. Contributing to philanthropic causes has become
a way of life for a significant number of French people. In order to expand the chain of generosity that links donor and recipient, we need to help embed this cultural change.
With more than twenty programs grounded in considerable expertise, Fondation de France acts, alongside the public sector, to support projects in complex fields, such as education and social integration. When government support in these areas of the public
interest is insufficient to ensure the success of each person, Fondation de France offers targeted initiatives, implemented by associations that are on the ground. Thanks to its expertise and its ability to follow up on projects, Fondation
de France is always able to innovate by promoting research and offering new solutions to addressing the social issues it has identified.
The current decrease of government budgets makes our action even more necessary. We need to have a private vision for the public interest and the system constituted by foundations and networks of associations represent a great means to implement this
vision. This network abounds with experience and ideas. We need to insist on the fact that philanthropy requires financial means and time. The roughly 500 volunteers who work with Fondation de France and those who create foundations
are good examples of this.
The needs are enormous but, together, we can work toward a world of greater social solidary.
Philippe Lagayette President of Fondation de France
The Treasurer’s message
Philippe Dupont Trésorier de la Fondation de France
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Fondation de France is a private-law body
Its rules of governance were drawn up to promote efficient management while guaranteeing security and proper consideration for the expectations and interests of the organisation stakeholders.
These rules are grounded in two fundamental principles of transparency and collegiality in decision-making.
Its internal organisation revolves around the Board of Directors, which steers the institution’s general policy; expert committees, made up of volunteer professionals that advise on our various scopes of action ; and a team of staff
entrusted with making proposals and implementing the decisions of the Board of Directors.
Two types of control are in place:
Internal controls: management, procedure application, accounts (performed by the Statutory Auditor), Remuneration Committee, Bounties Committee and Audit Committee
External controls: the French Court of Accounts and the Controls Committee of the French charity commission (Charte du don en confiance)