The "Fondation 29 Haussmann"
Fondation 29 Haussmann
Do you care about children and wish to support young charities selected for their potential to grow and for their impact on children’s futures? Fondation 29 Haussmann offers you a turnkey solution as part of fulfilling our mission which includes “giving children the best opportunities to grow and become the citizens of tomorrow”.
Created in 2009 by Societe Generale Private Banking under the aegis of Fondation de France, Fondation 29 Haussmann supports children’s causes by pursuing three objectives:
To help children achieve academic success
unlocking the talents of all children so that they can reach their full potential both inside the classroom and beyond.
To strengthen the spirit of citizenship
fostering as early as possible a culture of citizenship and honing critical thinking, which form the very foundations of our society.
To participate in social cohesion
ocusing our attention on children exposed to different kinds of exclusion (geographic, social, medical, etc.) so that they have the same opportunity as those more privileged to thrive and be part of society.
Serving as an incubator
Fondation 29 Haussmann supports young charities selected for their potential for growth and their impact on children's futures. Working as an incubator, it sponsors the charities through reliable core funding that is not allocated to a specific project. It also provides non-financial assistance in the form of strategic coaching, fund raising, impact assessments, as so forth.
Unique in the world of philanthropy, with charities usually receiving support on a project-by-project basis. But in their early growth phase, these organisations need patrons who believe in them and finance their operating costs for several years.
In addition to this approach, Fondation 29 Haussmann awards charities who stand out for the effectiveness of their actions for children.
Supporting Fondation 29 Haussmann
No matter how big or small, every donation counts!
Fondation 29 Haussmann accepts all kinds of donations (cash, company shares, moveable and immoveable property, use of property, bequests, and life insurance). Donations made to Fondation 29 Haussmann are exempt of free-transfer duties and entitle the donor to a preferential tax regime for philanthropy (see our Brochure - French only).
Make a donation from France :
To make a donation by cheque or bank transfer, contact us via the contact form and select “Support a cause”.
Make a donation from another European country
French real estate wealth taxpayers: if you are subject to French real estate wealth tax, even if not a French tax resident, you are entitled to a tax deduction of 75% of the donation amount up to an annual limit of €50,000.
Luxembourg is the only country to have enacted European conventions on cross-border donations within the European Union or the European Free Trade Association. As a result, anyone domiciled for tax purposes in Luxembourg can support the Fondation 29 Haussmann directly by taking advantage of local tax breaks for special expenses (donations starting from €120 and capped annually at 20% of total net income, or €1 million).*
From other countries: Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) is a network of European charitable foundations that enables cross-border donations between 20 countries. Donors whose tax residence is in Switzerland or the United Kingdom can use TGE to support Fondation 29 Haussmann, while still benefitting from local tax breaks. Head to the TGE website for a list of partner institutions by country: http://www.transnationalgiving.eu/category/partner
(*) For Luxembourg donations, we will send you the completed 720 Luxembourg form ("Cross-border donations" certificate), which must be accompanied by the French tax receipt issued by the Fondation de France (of which Fondation 29 Haussmann is one of the donor-advised funds).