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Before submitting your project, please check whether it matches with the Foundation areas of support and eligibility criteria.

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The Foundation missions

The Schneider Electric Foundation, under the aegis of Fondation de France, has three main areas of support:

  • In emerging countries: professional training of underprivileged people in the field of energy and entrepreneurship programs → “Professional Training” program
  • In mature economies: Energy management and eco-gestures awareness and training programs for underprivileged populations, via partnerships with associations/ non-profit organizations fighting fuel poverty → ” Fuel poverty” program
  • More generally: Sustainable development awareness program via innovative and emblematic projects, following calls for projects.


Eligibility Criteria

The Foundation supports:

Who: projects whose beneficiaries are underprivileged people, mostly teens and young adults, or families concerned by fuel poverty.

What: training and entrepreneurship projects in the field of energy, eco-gestures/energy efficiency training and awareness projects needing human and/or financial/in-kind support.

Where: projects in the countries where Schneider Electric has a presence, and close to its sites.

How: projects led and/or followed up by the Foundation delegates and local entities.

When: projects that require sustained support for more than two years or projects that are set up after a natural disaster.

How much: the Schneider Electric Foundation provides a financial donation ranging from a few thousand Euros to several hundred thousand Euros, in addition to local commitments (financial or in-kind contribution).


The Foundation does not support:

  • One-off events: festivals, galas, exhibitions, concerts, conferences…
  • Non-associative or individual projects: personal projects, student projects, scholarships, study visits abroad, internships, university thesis and dissertations.
  • Editorial or cinematographic projects
  • Communication campaigns or advertising projects
  • Les actions de communication ou les projets ayant un but promotionnel ou publicitaire

We will keep you updated once the program managers have reviewed your project submission.