fondation pour la defense de l'environnement

To obtain a grant

Life is hard for associations defending the environment, which have seen public grants shrink almost everywhere, or linked to absence of criticism of the authorities on the associations’ part.

That is why their basic rule should always be that of self-financing. Health and freedom for an association mean having a base of subscribing members that is broad enough to enable them to benefit - together with ancillary income from sales of books, training, tee-shirts or other objects and services - from a substantial level of self-finance.

Public or private grants should thus only make up a minority share of financing.

As far as we are concerned we give rarely grants and only to associations that we ourselves have chosen and contacted.

In other words we do not accept unsolicited grant applications, and we do not respond to such requests.

Foundations defending the environment

Fortunately there are more and more foundations that take an interest in the defence of the environment in various countries. Broadly speaking these foundations tend to be mainly interested in projects located in the country where they are based, so it is necessary to start by selecting a country to find a list of foundations.

However, it should be noted that certain British and US foundations, together with foundations in some other English-speaking countries, can take action outside their own country.