Combating exclusion and encouraging civic engagement

Founded in 1998 on the initiative of Vincent Bolloré, its chairman, the Fondation de la 2e Chance has been recognized for its public utility since 2006. The aim of the Fondation de la 2e chance is to help people aged 18 to 62 who have faced extreme hardship in life and who presently live in a vulnerable situation, but who have a real desire to get their lives back on track. In addition to fund-raising, the Foundation offers these people human and financial support (up to 8 thousand euros for business start-up/rescue projects, and 5 thousand euros for training projects) to bring realistic and sustainable business projects to fruition: vocational training, business start-ups or business rescues. This financial “leg-up” is accompanied by professional and emotional sponsoring provided to the project owner, until the project reaches a successful conclusion.

The Foundation’s ongoing activities are supported in particular over a network of 1,000 volunteers deployed throughout metropolitan territory.

In 2015, the Fondation de la 2e chance was re-awarded the IDEAS Label. This label is recognized and trusted by donors, and establishes respect among non-profit organizations for the implementation of best practice in relation to corporate governance, financial management and monitoring efficiency.

See also the website of la Fondation de la 2ème Chance