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TotalEnergies Foundation’s Call for Partners presented their first progress results

Annual call for partners

The TotalEnergies Foundation‘s annual call for partners gives new associations the opportunity to present their projects in the area of Education and Inclusion. In September 2022, the foundation selected nine associations as partners. These 9 organizations will benefit from support and financial backing. TotalEnergies allocated a budget of €200 million to the foundation for the period 2023-2027, with priority given to youth.

First results

After three years of convening in France, the TotalEnergies Foundation presented the first results of the annual call for partners:

▪ They examined 200 applications and selected 26 projects with a high social impact. Which benefit nearly 55 000 young people in extremely vulnerable situations.
▪ The selected projects are financially supported for one to three years. They are also assisted in developing their impact and capacity for action.
▪ These calls for proposals contribute to projects to help young people in disadvantaged neighborhoods and rural areas. The TotalEnergies Foundation also expanded its commitment to new, particularly fragile populations, such as young people leaving child protection services or prison, as well as those incarcerated.
▪ The foundation focuses on solutions that bring employment and education closer together. In turn, on programs that involve parents in their children’s success.

Identification of new initiatives

Jacques-Emmanuel Saulnier, Senior Vice President of Public Interest and CEO of the TotalEnergies Foundation, said, “Across France, we work with a hundred or so partner associations to give young people the means to take charge of their future, focusing on the most vulnerable, promoting equal opportunities and helping them to become independent. Each year, the call for partners gives us the opportunity to identify new initiatives. And contribute to the deployment of innovative programs across the country. Our ‘partnership’ approach builds momentum and amplifies the social impact of these projects for young people.”

Charles-Benoît Heidsieck, President-Founder of Le Rameau, and Chairman of the Education and Inclusion Committee of the TotalEnergies Foundation, stated, “We always learn a lot from these calls for partners. The diversity of approaches and the ability of local actors to invent solutions adapted to the needs of the most vulnerable are a real source of hope. Each of the winners, in their own way, is inventing educational models for tomorrow.”

The next call for partners will take place in the first quarter of 2023.

 

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