How we work with our partners

Over the past 15 years, the Kering Foundation has built a strategy focusing on impact. By working in close collaboration with a limited number of partners in six specific countries, we aim to support evidence-based programs, integrating in-depth monitoring and evaluation to track progress and demonstrate relevance and efficiency. Ultimately, the Foundation looks at engaging other philanthropic actors on essential and change-making programs.


Working together for amplified impact

Mobilizing across key regions

We partner with local organizations and social entrepreneurs that provide vital and comprehensive needs-driven services, programs tailored to the youth to change behaviors and attitudes, and autonomy-building initiatives.



Empowering the national specialist organizations and their network of frontline services

To support survivors of domestic violence with helplines, counselling, emergency housing, legal support, etc. and advocating for their rights.

Enabling pilot initiatives, with local NGOs and social entrepreneurs

To develop new approaches aimed at bridging the gaps, demonstrate the impact of promising models and disseminate these models through project-based support

Strengthening community level capacities, with grassroots organizations and women's funds

To provide access to resources, expertise, and structural support to community organizations working with youth and supporting social inclusion of women and children survivors of violence.

The selection process

The Kering Foundation’s selection process begins with in-depth screening. The objective is to gain a comprehensive view of the organization, its board members, the project and finances. We proceed with selection in three ways.


Direct screening

We pro-actively source and screen programs, meeting directly with potential partners and main players, conducting field visits and finally co-constructing programs.


In partnership with Women’s funds

We work directly with Women’s Funds in each of our 6 countries to identify and select grassroots and community programs.


Juries and steering committees

We work with experts to receive advice on project selection in order to deliver tailored support.

The selection criteria

Through the identification of key criteria, the Foundation is able to evaluate the relevance and potential of a given partnership.

Alignment with the Kering Foundation

  • Priorities: Multidisciplinary response for survivors, challenging gender norms and stereotypes, and youth prevention programs.
  • Approach: Addressing unmet needs, leveraging technology, and developing alternative economic models.
  • Scope: We operate in 6 countries: France, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the United States and Korea.
  • Support: We select partners that can benefit most from the Foundation’s tailored financial and non-financial support (mentoring, access to network, capacity-building, etc…).

Expertise of the partner organizations and team

Quality of programming

  • Evidence-based, operational feasibility and sustainability of the activities.

Potential for impact

Coordination and collaboration with other stakeholders

Type of Organization

  • Secular organizations
  • Non-profit organizations and social enterprises

Monitoring and evaluation

The Foundation seeks to prove the impact and efficiency of the organizations and programs supported on a regular basis, with the ambition of motivating other philanthropic actors, public authorities and social investors to address gender-based violence. We ask for biannual reports, conduct yearly site visits, have regular briefing calls and request at least one evaluation on the impact of the programs supported. We especially monitor:

The activities implemented

In order to effectively pilot the programs and ensure that objectives are reached.

The effect on the partner organizations

In order to understand the added value of the Foundation’s support and channel resources and maximize impact.

The impact on beneficiaries

In order to appreciate the level of change achieved by the programs and to be able to identify and disseminate best practices.