Our selection criteria
The Societe Generale Foundation supports projects focusing on the professional integration or integration through education of marginalised people. To be supported over the course of a year, the project must meet five conditions:
SUITABILITY : the action must correspond to the Foundation’s areas of focus
AUDIENCE : the beneficiaries are people who have found themselves on the fringes of society due to economic, social or cultural difficulties
LOCATION : the project must be located in a country where Societe Generale operates and demonstrate a strong local focus
BUDGET : the amount requested must not be more than 30% of the action’s total cost and the structure can prove that the organisation has been operating for at least one year
IMPACT : the project’s targets are tangible, identified and measurable
Our call for projects
The Societe Generale Foundation organizes three calls for projects every year, in February, June and November. Applications can be submitted directly online from the first to the last day of the month. Depending on the direction taken by the Board of Directors, some calls for projects can be thematic. No requests for financial support will be examined outside this context.
The Foundation’s next call for projects will be open from June 1st to 30, 2020 at midnight (GMT +1 / Paris time).
Faced with the exceptional situation linked to the COVID-19 epidemic, the June call for projects is reoriented to better address the demands and needs of associations faced with the hazards of the crisis (reorientation of all or part of their activities, inability to conduct face-to-face programs, partial activity, etc.).
In this context, beyond the usual eligibility criteria mentionned above, the Foundation will pay particular attention to the needs expressed (project financing, exceptional operating costs) by partner associations, directly or indirectly linked to the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences.
Aware of its employees’ growing desire to have a more global impact on society and with over 19,000 employees committed to solidarity actions in 2018 worldwide, the Societe Generale group offers different types of skills-based sponsorship.
If you are or have been a partner of the Societe Generale Foundation, if your structure carries out actions in favour of the education and professional integration of vulnerable people, you can benefit from support in the form of skills-based sponsorship by Societe Generale employees.
Mentoring, pro bono days, financial education, ad hoc skills-based sponsorship assignments, solidarity days, part-time scheme for employees nearing retirement... There are many formats. If you need this type of support, feel free to contact the Foundation’s team by sending your applications to email@example.com
Throughout the year, in partnership with Ulule, the Foundation commits to help associations with their crowdfunding campaigns and to support them by making a donation to their campaign.
So, the Foundation will match the contributions received by any association that works in France and that meets the eligibility criteria.
Find out if you are eligible for a support
To find out if your project is eligible for support from the Societe Generale Foundation, please fill in this questionnaire. You will then be able to access the online support request form.