Ourea, Capital Croissance’s philanthropic fund
Housed in the Fonds de Dotation Transatlantique, Ourea was created in 2019 with the aim to finance public interest projects and organise the skill-based sponsorship’s actions of Capital Croissance to offer an innovative model of entrepreneurial philanthropy.
5 supported themes
Every year, Ourea supports a dozen of projects falling within the five following themes, in line with Capital Croissance’s values and DNA
To be studied, the projects must be eligible to the sponsorship tax system as defined by the General Tax Code, article 200
SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT & FOOD
EDUCATION & INSERTION
SOCIAL & SOLIDARITY-ORIENTED ACTIONS
OUR PHILANTHROPIC ENTREPRENEURS
Ourea benefits from a lasting capital endowment, through annual contributions.
It is collected annually from our philanthropic entrepreneurs who happen to be the subscribers of the funds managed by Capital Croissance and the management company’s team.
Ourea is administered by a Selection Committee, made of members of the Capital Croissance’s team.
Agnès Lamoureux (former communication director of Fondation de France) is Ourea’s patron and spearheads proposals.
THE PROJECTS WE SUPPORT
The philanthropic fund Ourea supports a dozen of projects per year, for amounts ranging from €3 000 to €20 000 per project.
Some of the projects being supported by Ourea
Solidary solo and independently tour of Europe to support research against cancer
Goal: Supporting the research studies handled by the Department of Medical Oncology at the Saint-Louis Hospital, that whishes to develop clinical testing on new cancer treatments (especially gynecological, urological, pulmonary and ENT) being still incurable
Reintegration assistance of people having lived in the street through solidary flat shares with voluntary young workers
Goal: Opening new houses in more French cities
Social reintegration assistance to troubled young people through an individualized rupture trek
Goal: Multiplying the organized educational treks, increasing its visibility
Organization of programs (adapted trips, workshops at the hospital, days of retreat) for severely diseased children and their families, so they benefit from a psychological and social support
Goal: Allowing ever more families to participate to the various programs, offering new activities, multiplying hospital partners
Creation of gardens in urban areas (vegetated roofing and facades, sustainable development oriented activities), in particular within schools, empowering youth and raising their awareness of sustainable development (knowledge, culture, processing and sales of food)
Goal: Install 2 urban farms within schools and launch the project “An agricultural neighbourhood on the doorsteps of the 20th arrondissement of Paris” (installation of an economic and social fabric with local agriculture as main theme)
Support of entrepreneurs who went bankrupt on both personal and professional levels to rebound in a new professional project
Goal: Multiply individual coaching sessions, monthly collective workshops and other formations
Fight against food waste and insecurity by collecting perishable food surplus and distributing the latter to the neediest nearby
Goal: Expand in Nouvelle Aquitaine
Offering people affected by cancer support care (i.e. excluding any medical activity) in the two Etincelle houses, in Montpellier and Toulouse: suitable physical activities, nutritional advice & healthy cooking classes, psychological support, socio-aesthetic & well-being activities, return to employment & professional retraining
Goal: Restore the dietetic support program (Onco’Nutri), supervised by professionals and established around individual sessions, collective workshops & cooking classes (preventing recommendations, food precautions regarding some cancers, etc.)
Insertion of out-of-school youth in the building trades through a graduating training and social support
Goal: Expanding the formations, in particular to become building maintenance technician (120 000 vacant posts in the building maintenance sector in 2019 as per Pôle Emploi)
Potable water production stations being entrusted to microentrepreneurs in remote areas
Goal: Reducing poverty, diseases and bad health status through both the improvement of potable water sources in remote areas and the education of how important potable water is regarding health and hygiene issues in particular
Conservation of marine biodiversity and sensitive ecosystems, awareness
Goal: Collecting oceanographic data to measure climate change and anticipate the necessary adaptation
Visits of young people with cancer at the hospital, support for research against cancer, awareness
Goal: Multiplying its partner hospitals, implementing awareness campaigns
Sport facilities to help young people from priority neighborhoods with social and professional inclusion through personal progression and development
Goal: Increasing its action in the Hauts-de-France region, deploying the program named “Entrepreneurs dans la Ville”
Reception of people into precarious or isolation situations, and solidary catering offer based on unsold food to fight against wasting food, managed by persons in professional integration and volunteers of neighbouring companies
Goal: Carrying out the work needed to open the Salle à Manger near La Défense in September 2020, and financing meals
Giving children and teenagers with disabilities access to a social and civic life thanks to a sport, artistic or cultural practice in a situation of “normalcy”
Goal: Accompany ever more sport clubs through this process
Reducing waste in nature through the distribution of bags encouraging hikers to pick up waste while hiking in France, Belgium and Morocco
Goal: Launching CleanUpTheWorld through the manufacturing and distribution of bio-based and 100% biodegradable bags to voluntary collectors to clean seas and shores during their holidays in particular
Enable everyone to join the workforce in innovative, emerging, and meaningful sectors in view of the ecological emergency
Goal: Help unemployed people find sustainable employment by training them in cycling logistics whilst acting against global warming.
Contribute to the professional development and strengthening of educational players (teachers, headmasters and principals) for the success and fulfilment of students
Goal: Reduce educational inequalities and contribute to improving students’ experiences in vocational high schools by training their teaching team.
Promote entrepreneurship through free, certificated and action-oriented programs and coaching, delivered by business leaders
Goal: spread their pedagogical offer across France and strengthen their renown.
Raise public awareness of this health issue, support the millions of women affected and promote treatment research
Goal: accelerate research into treatments for endometriosis, with priority given to reducing the time to diagnose, the aetiology of the disease and the treatment of pain.
Provide housing access to 18- to 25-year-old women as well as social and professional support to ease the implementation of training or inclusion work programs
Goal: accommodate an increasing number of young women and support their professional (re)integration.
Include physical activities into supportive care in cancer (as recommended by the National Cancer Institute) through adapted dance classes in hospitals
Goal: Create 50 Youtube dance tutorials for people with cancer and finance the show for the movie release “Elles dansent”.
Purchase of solidary bibs for the Mont Blanc Ultra Trail to support the charity “Greffe pour la vie” which promotes organ donations to authorities and to the general public
Goal: Promote organ donations, increase removal and transplantation activities, improve the life of patients and support research.
A 3-step process
Ourea collects the donation applications through a questionnaire, and meets with the project leaders to better understand their actions
Projects analysis and selection
Twice a year, the Selection Committee analyses all the donation applications, selects c. 6 of them and decides for each of them the amount of donation to be allocated
The supported projects are encouraged to communicate an annual report, on which Ourea’s decision of donation renewal may be based.