Focus of This Profile: Grants to civil society organizations for projects that combine socioeconomic development and environmental protection in the developing world.
Principal Office: France
In 1990, the French photo-journalist and film producer Nicolas Hulot established the Nicolas Hulot Foundation for Nature and Man. The Foundation works through French and international celebrities to promote messages and programs to rescue the planet’s environment.
The Foundation’s interest areas include biodiversity conservation, sustainable agriculture (responsible food), energy management in relation to global warming, ocean and coastal conservation, and environmentally sustainable global trade.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
The Foundation makes grants for projects in environment and development in metropolitan France, overseas France, and the developing world (the “South”).
South Solidarity. The program “South Solidarity” makes grants to civil society organizations for actions that integrate socioeconomic issues with environmental protection in Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Grants are to civil society organizations in France and the priority “South” regions, often in partnerships. Grants are up to €15 thousand for up to two years.
APPLICATION: Grant seekers choose “South Solidarity” as the category for submitting an application. The Foundation presents guidelines and online registration forms in French, English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Online registrations are accepted twice a year, according to calendar deadlines posted on Hulot’s web site.
Following the registration stage, the Foundation contacts applicants to arrange for the submission of full applications.
About programs, and how to submit an application
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
The Foundation’s grant making for “South Solidarity” concentrates on the regions below.
Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands
Latin America and Caribbean
The Foundation’s web site is available in French, with selected key sections (e.g., application guidelines for “South Solidarity”) available in additional languages.
The Foundation offers videos that present examples of its projects, including international ones.
The Foundation provides contact information.
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