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L’OCCITANE Foundation

Grants for biodiversity conservation

Principal Office: France

The L’OCCITANE Foundation (Fondation L’OCCITANE) is the charity of the company L’OCCITANE en Provence and aims to raise customer awareness of causes important to the company.

Each year, an average of €1 million is granted to local projects in three main areas of interest: Caring for Sight (fight preventable blindness), Empowering Women (in Burkina Faso), and Biodiversity Conservation.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Grants for Biodiversity Conservation. The Foundation supports projects that protect natural heritage and biodiversity. Although originally limited to the Mediterranean Basin, the Foundation’s activities now extend outside the region and support numerous international initiatives to protect biodiversity.

The Foundation finances projects with clear focus on respecting biodiversity (e. g., trees plantation for conservation of threatened varieties, reforestation of degraded ecosystems and/or agroforestry practices).

APPLICATION: The Foundation launches annual calls for projects to preserve biodiversity in Provence and in the Mediterranean basin. International initiatives worldwide are co-financed and submitted through L’OCCITANE’s local offices.

L’OCCITANE’s local offices identify local organizations/projects and submit an application for co-financing on their behalf. The requested amount (limited to a maximum of €10 thousand) is then doubled by the Foundation.

Interested applicants have to contact the subsidiary of L’OCCITANE located in their country.

About how to apply

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries


The Foundation’s website is available in French and English.

The Foundation provides and online contact form.

January 2021