Fondation Nature & Découvertes
Grants for projects in nature protection, environmental education, and public awareness in France and Francophone Africa
Principal Office: France
The company Nature & Découvertes offers consumer products compatible with principles and practices of sustainable development, responsible consumption, and nature protection.
The company’s foundation — Fondation Nature & Découvertes — funds projects in support of the environment.
Each year, the company provides 10% of its net earnings to the Foundation to aid conservation projects in France and its territories.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
Support for biodiversity conservation, environmental education, and public awareness. The Foundation offers funding in two thematic areas.
Nature Protection — Studies, inventories, species introductions, rehabilitation or acquisition of natural sites, biodiversity initiatives.
Environmental Education — Environmental projects for children which build on what they know to better discover, understand, and appreciate nature.
The Foundation makes grants to non-profit organizations in France; overseas France and French territories.
APPLICATION: Grant seekers consult information regarding the process and criteria for submitting project proposals.
Proposals for “Environmental Education” (grants of €6 thousand to €15 thousand) are reviewed by the Foundation’s Scientific Committee. The Foundation posts an annual deadline for applications.
Proposals for “Helping Hand” (grants of €500 to €3 thousand) are reviewed by the Foundation’s staff in consultation with members of an internal committee. Applications can be submitted any time, and they are reviewed quarterly.
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
France’s overseas territories include islands and countries in the following regional areas, classified according to the structure of the Terra Viva Grants Directory:
Latin America and the Caribbean
Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands
The corporate website Nature & Découvertes contains the companies mission and history.