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Fondation Financière de l’Echiquier

Helping people experiencing social and professional difficulty to grow is a credo that guides us on a day-to-day basis in selecting the structures we support by donating funds and our time, thanks to skills sponsorship, allowing the employees of La Financière de l’Echiquier to make a difference on the ground.

Purpose of the Foundation

Unite the company’s employees around an ideal of solidarity and give people in vulnerable situations a chance to get their lives back on track: the main purpose of the Foundation, under the aegis of the Fondation de France, expresses our desire to share.

Since 2010, donations have been accompanied by an equal opportunities programme, Les Maisons des Jeunes Talents. It helps scholarship students gain access to the most prestigious higher education institutions: what could be more exciting than helping talented and deserving young people realise the dream of attending one of these schools?

Key figures of the Foundation

Launch date

2005

Average annual endowment

€500,000

Projects supported

> 190

Amounts given to charities

> €6,5M

Employees committed

57%

Areas of action

Education

Educational projects are foremost among the Foundation’s priorities because they are an essential means of empowering everyone to choose and build their future.

Integration

The Foundation supports projects that put economic tools in the service of the most vulnerable people in order to help them return to employment, and as such to regain financial autonomy and dignity.

Exclusion

The Foundation is particularly keen to help people experiencing extreme exclusion, who need help more than anyone else.

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Maisons des Jeunes Talents

This equal opportunities programme, designed and implemented by the Foundation to facilitate access to the most prestigious higher education institutions for students from modest backgrounds has been a great success, with 98% of students passing their exams!

The endowment

The Foundation’s endowment comes from both the company’s revenue and external donors.

75% of it comes from the sharing of the management fees of our three sharing funds, Echiquier Excelsior, Exchequer Agressor Partage and Echiquier Positive Impact Europe. External donors, whether clients or employees, contribute 25%. Donations to the Fondation Financière de l’Echiquier are eligible for tax rebates.

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75%
from management fees from our three sharing funds
25%
from external donors

Skills sponsorship

La Financière de l’Echiquier allows its employees to devote up to 5 days per year, on their working time, to associations supported by the Foundation.

Coaching young people looking for internships, renovating premises, running street libraries: since 2012, nearly 60 employees of La Financière de l’Echiquier have worked on countless general interest projects such as these.