Key Policies & Procedures for Donors

  • Friends of Fondation de France makes grants only to projects approved by its Board of Directors upon review and vetting of an application initially processed by the Fondation de France.
  • To cover the legal, fiscal and administrative obligations of Friends of Fondation de France, 5% is withheld from each contribution for gifts up to $300,000. No further withholding is applied to gifts greater than $300,000. Installment payments are treated as separate contributions.
  • Some charities that are operated by or under the aegis of Fondation de France may be subject to additional withholding to cover administrative expenses in France. Contact us for more information.
  • Donors may make contributions in the form of securities. These are liquidated as soon as they are received by Friends of Fondation de France.
  • For approved projects, upon clearance of funds for contributions in amounts greater than $20,000, grants will be distributed in 10 business days. For gifts in amounts less than $20,000, grants will be distributed monthly.
  • New projects are reviewed and approved during regular meetings of the Board of Directors of Friends of Fondation de France.
  • Please contact Friends of Fondation de France before making contributions to projects that have not yet been approved. Please visit our list of currently approved projects.
  • Friends of Fondation de France makes grants in a fixed U.S. dollar amount which is then converted to Euros. Therefore, it cannot guarantee the Euro amount of a grant that is subject to exchange rate fluctuation.