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Whether in the form of funding (donation or loan), cooperation (capacity building, advice) or staff mobilisation (implementation), the Kering Corporate Foundation works in liaison with numerous internal and external partners.
A small local non-profit association, social entrepreneur, NGO empowering women, Microfinance Institution supporting micro entrepreneurs, or artist committed to fight gender-based violence…the Kering Foundation relies on the expertise of its partners to implement concrete actions and development programs to the benefice of women.
The Foundation can either get involved into an existing program or work with its partner to design a project tailored to the needs of the beneficiaries.
The Foundation also relies on the Kering Brands and companies’ network and its employees’ skills and know-how.
Eventually, the Kering Foundation wishes to extend the scope of its action by working with other foundations, as co-funding partners or to exchange best practices.
Each partnership is covered under a formal agreement defining the mutual commitments and focussing on a final performance assessment of the project.
In 2009 the Kering Foundation supported 19 NGO projects with a global amount of €475K. In 2010, €439K have been allocated to 16 projects. In 2011, €308K have been allocated to 13 projects. In 2012,15 partnerships are active around the world.
Since its creation in 2009, two Special Committees Validation Social Entrepreneurs Awards met and decided:
In addition, the Kering Corporate Foundation has extended its partnership with Planète Urgence, Coup de Pouce Humanitaire and France Volontaires and backs 25 Solidarity Leave missions each year to the staff members.
In 2010, in the context of its awareness raising action, the PPR Foundation mobilised the Group and its brands around the release of the film Desert Flower in France, denounciating female genital mutilations. Banners, teasers, contests: both internally and externally, the brands publicised widely the fil's release and its topic. Fnac Forums hosted experts on the issue of excision and offered special events open to the public at large.Finally, the Foundation organised a charity premiere for the film. The funds raised were donated to support a project for the elimination of excision in Mali.
The Kering Foundation contributes its expertise and advises Kering brands on issues of solidarity commitments, and coordinates their initiatives in favour of women via a network of correspondents.
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