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Friends of Fondation de France

Friends of Fondation de France is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which enables individuals and institutions in the U.S. to give to trusted European and French charities.

For Nonprofits

Expand your reach in the U.S. philanthropic market

Americans gave $449.64 billion to charity in 2019, according to a recent report from Giving USA. Friends of Fondation de France provides a trustworthy and transparent giving platform to open your doors to this generous philanthropic community.

For Donors

International giving made easy and reliable.

Whether you are interested in preserving French heritage and leading cultural institutions, supporting innovative organizations that address social issues, or providing disaster relief in the midst of a crisis, Friends of Fondation de France is your one-stop shop for philanthropy.

Discover Charitable Projects

Discover projects by sector

Browse through our diverse range of sectors and explore projects tailored to each. Click on a sector to see all the projects associated with it.

Make a gift through Friends of Fondation de France

As a registered 501(c)(3) public charity in the U.S., Friends of Fondation de France provides an easy way for American individuals, corporations and foundations to make tax-deductible donations  to charitable projects in France and in Europe. Each charitable project is carefully approved during our rigorous assessment process, so donors can rest assured that their gifts support trusted and effective nonprofits.

If you have considered giving to a French or an international charity in the past, you may have been discouraged after learning of the extra costs and added paperwork that accompany overseas donations. Furthermore, it’s often difficult to find information about an international recipient, their reputation and their credentials. Giving through Friends of Fondation de France is the simpler and less costly option. When you give to Friends of Fondation de France, you receive the same tax benefits that you would when giving to any other 501(c)(3) organization in the United States. Each charitable project is carefully vetted and approved by our Board of Directors to ensure legitimacy and effectiveness.

Please note that, to subsidize administrative expenses, Friends of Fondation de France withholds a disgressive percentage on the donation it receives. We invite you to contact us (in French or English) if you want more details.   

Yes. You may designate your donation to one of our pre-approved projects. If you’d like to recommend a grantee that is not on our list, you can contact us to learn more about how we can assist you at

Yes. Friends of Fondation de France is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the United States, so your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Yes. You will receive a tax receipt from the Friends of Fondation de France.

With our staff of philanthropic experts, we support donors at every stage. For questions about how you can make the most impact with your charitable gift our staff of philanthropic advisors is available to assist you. Please contact for more information.


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