Hermès Enterprise Foundation


Organizational profile:
The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is a nonprofit organization. “Our gestures define us.” A commitment to this unifying statement drives everything they do at the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès. Put another way, individual actions nurture growth and well-being for us all. The Foundation puts in place the necessary conditions for the creation of new work across the arts, the transmission of skills and know-how, the protection of our environment, and the encouragement of social solidarity, through nine programmes designed to accompany its beneficiaries as they build tomorrow’s world. Together, these actions reflect their fundamental aims: to cultivate shared intelligence, harness progress for the greater good, and enshrine humanitarian values at the heart of today’s society. 

Dedicated to preserving our environment in general, and our biodiversity in particular, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès acts responsibly and collectively to support people seeking to improve our relationships with the ecosystems that surround us. The Foundation accompanies a number of projects that promote awareness, education and the sharing of sustainable ecological practices, focusing on practical initiatives that are designed in close collaboration with partners recognized in the field. For example, the foundation supported the Africa-twix project which helps protect endangered species such as tropical woods in the forest of central Africa.


Financing Instrument: Grants


Project scale: The project scale for individual grants is not available. Budgets for April 2018 – April 2023: 35.8 million euros.


Recipient countries regions/country groups: Global


Recipient categories: Research Institutes, NGOs 


Eligibility Criteria:
The Foundation supports grassroots projects that highlight local skills and knowledge in agriculture and rural life that are consistent with protecting biodiversity.


Application guidelines: 
The Foundation opens several application windows throughout the year and provides a quiz to check the applicant’s eligibility. Subscribe to the foundation’s newsletter to stay informed of future calls for applications.

Publication Date
Monday, 28 March 2022
Applicable location
Forest conservation and management
Forest landscape restoration
Biodiversity conservation
Financing opportunities