Focus of This Profile: Grants for community development projects in subject areas that include water resources, energy, biodiversity conservation, small-scale agriculture, and others.
Principal Office: France
Veolia Environnement SA is a French multinational company which operates in the sectors of water supply, waste management, energy, and transport services.
The company created the Veolia Environment Foundation to support community-oriented projects for sustainable development in France and internationally. The Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in France.
The Foundation’s program areas are: Humanitarian Emergencies and Development Aid; Social Cohesion and Job Counseling; and Environmental Conservation and Biodiversity Protection.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
1 -- Humanitarian Emergencies and Development Projects. The Foundation supports communities with recovery efforts following natural disasters, such as projects to restore water and energy supply. Veolia also funds development projects across a range of interests in health, education, and local livelihoods.
2 -- Environmental Conservation and Biodiversity Protection. This program area funds projects in biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of natural resources.
Link to database of past projects
Veolia makes grants for initiatives that are community-oriented and nonprofit. Most grant recipients are civil society organizations in France and internationally.
There is no maximum or minimum grant amount, although grants cannot exceed 50% of project budgets.
APPLICATION (for 1-2 preceding): Applications can be submitted several times per year. The Foundation posts the calendar periods.
The Foundation provides its grants criteria, funding restrictions, and an online application form.
Very importantly, each grant supported by the Foundation needs to be sponsored by an active or retired Veolia employee.
About how to apply
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
The Foundation’s website is available in French and English.
Since its creation in 2004, the Foundation has supported over 1,000 projects.
Contact information for Veolia’s country offices is available on the corporation’s website. This may be useful for grant seekers in search of a Veolia sponsor.
Grant seekers should consult the projects map to understand Veolia’s grant-making interests.
The Foundation offers Student Solidarity Awards to formally organized student associations in schools and universities in France and other countries where the Veolia group is present. The awards recognize innovative approaches that contribute to sustainable development in the action areas of the Foundation, i.e., including environmental conservation. The awards have cash prizes.
Veolia contributes professional assistance to emergency missions of international humanitarian organizations. It offers these services through a network of employee volunteers.
The Foundation posts an email contact form.
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