The Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation

Since 1989, the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation has developed a number of programmes to help young people: for the creative, by awarding grants each year; for those in suffering, by launching programmes to help sick children; and for those who are learning, by supporting initiatives in the fields of culture and sport.

Programming supported by the Foundation

Helping children

In 2012, the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation gave its support to the Les Amis de Mikhy association, which supports projects to help with the physical or emotional suffering of children with cancer.

The Foundation also partnered the "Multisports dream: target London 2012" campaign, spearheaded by the 1 Maillot Pour la Vie association, which enabled sick young people to enjoy the Olympic Games.

Promoting culture

As a partner of the Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), the Foundation supported the overhaul of the IMA's permanent museum, which was opened in February 2012. In addition, the Foundation and the IMA plan to launch a literary prize in 2013 to be awarded to a young writer who is a citizen of and lives in one of the countries of the Arab League, the founder countries of the IMA.
Since 2010, the Foundation has supported Studio 13/16 at the Centre Pompidou, devoted to promoting the practice of the arts among adolescents aged 13 to 16. It also partners the Musica festival and the Divertimento Symphony Orchestra.

A springboard for young champions

Thanks primarily to the support of the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation, Sciences Po is able to offer a training programme targeted at high-level sportsmen and women to allow them to obtain a cultural foundation and pursue a career path with a view to reconverting their skills.

The Elle Foundation wins an award

In November 2012, the Elle Foundation was awarded a prize for corporate sponsorship by the Association pour le Développement du Mécénat Industriel et Commercial (French association for the development of industrial and commercial philanthropy). The prize is awarded in recognition of the Foundation's efforts. Since it was created in 2004, the Foundation has funded around 50 different innovative projects helping thousands of women in 22 countries.

The 23rd annual grant awards

At the Centre Pompidou on 29 January 2013, the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation awarded its 2012 grants to 14 talented young people. This brings the total number of grants awarded since 1990 to 219.

The grants awarded by the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation support young people working in the fields of culture and media presenting an original and innovative project in the following categories: Documentary Filmmaker, Animation Filmmaker, Digital Artist, Novelist, Press Journalist, Bookseller, Musician, Photographer, Film Producer and TV Screenwriter.

The grant winners are chosen by prestigious juries who are experts in their respective fi elds and help to promote France and its culture. In addition to financial support, these grants provide a real springboard for the continuation of their careers.


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