Effervescence at the Bellevilloise in Paris last week for the Rencontres Associations et Philanthropes (RAP): over two days, 40 associations came to present their projects to the patrons brought together by the 1% for the Planet network. In France, this network represents 170 companies and €5 million paid annually to support environmental causes.
Over these two days, the associations had the opportunity to pitch on one of the seven themes:
Thanks to fund-raising by the 1% for the Planet prior to the event, the best projects were financed immediately. The associations discovered the winners at the closing event on Wednesday 10 October.
For the third year running, the Maisons du Monde Foundation took part in the associations’ presentations and financially supported several projects. Alongside other major patrons (Léa Nature Foundation, Caudalie, Laiterie Vrai, Nature et Découvertes Foundation, Fondation de France, etc.) and through the participation of Fabienne Morgaut, Director of the Foundation, Lisa Mimoun, Project Coordinator, and Marion Martin, CSR reference network coordinator, the Maisons du Monde Foundation contributed to awarding a collective prize for each theme.
This year, the Foundation chose its “favourite” project from the “eco-citizen movements” category and provided €10,000 of funding for the Reporterre association, an independent media that works with young journalists in order to lend a voice to the inhabitants of working-class neighbourhoods about the challenges of climate change and ecological issues.
The evening ended with a photo with the prizewinning associations, the patrons, the media, this year’s partners and the 1% for the Planet team. Make a date for the 4th edition in 2019!