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Amaris Foundation

 

What is Amaris Foundation?


Founded in 2015, Amaris Foundation is a registered non-profit organisation.

Our funding comes from various sources: first our employees, as indirect contributors, then the Amaris subdivisions and external donors, as direct contributors.

The Amaris Foundation is committed to supporting innovative projects managed by non-profit organisations that are dedicated to fostering independence in various fields of action: Healthcare, Education, Employment, Equal opportunities and the Environment.The Amaris Foundation is committed to supporting innovative projects managed by non-profit organisations that are dedicated to fostering independence in various fields of action: Healthcare, Education, Employment, Equal opportunities and the Environment.

 

Why is Independence one of our principle values?


« Independence is a fundamental value of Amaris. It enables us to grow fast, define our strategy free from external pressures or influences and plays a pivotal role in our own success. For us, independence is a collective value, every employee benefits from it, building their own career and contributing to Amaris’ global objectives. With the Amaris Foundation, we wanted to take advantage of this value to reach out to others and allow everyone to enjoy the same freedom of choice and help build our future world. The foundation supports projects & initiatives dedicated to fostering independence in various ways: energy, academic, food, professional, sanitary...»,

Olivier TISSEYRE, President of Amaris Foundation and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Amaris Group
Olivier Brourhant Vice-President of Amaris Foundation, CEO of Amaris Group

 

Why was the Amaris Foundation created?


"Amaris has been committed to CSR since it was founded. By regularly making donations to various charities or creating the « Make a difference programme », we are determined to use our expertise for the benefit of the general welfare. Developing our Foundation is a natural extension of our Group vision."

Olivier Brourhant, President of Amaris Foundation, CEO of Amaris Group.

Make a difference programme: As a successful introduction to our CSR policy, we created the Make a Difference Programme. The essence of this programme is to offer employees an alternative way to celebrate their birthday through generosity, by turning what was previously a birthday gift from the Group into a Foundation donation. This programme marks the starting point of the Foundation.

 

Who is involved in the Amaris Foundation?


Foundation Committee

The Foundation Committee is responsible for the direction of the Foundation, the final selection of the projects as well as promoting the Amaris Foundation across different media channels.

  • Olivier Tisseyre, President, Amaris Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer
  • Olivier Brourhant, Vice-President, Amaris Group CEO
  • Etienne Cadre, Senior Trustee, Amaris Group Human Resources Director
  • Caroline Decre, Senior Trustee, Amaris Group Recruitment Director
  • Sara Mondragon, Trustee, Senior Manager
  • Cédric Cadic, Trustee, Deputy Chief Financial Officer

 

Foundation Team

The Foundation Committee delegates day-to-day management tasks to the Foundation Team.

  • Ilinca Bodolea, Foundation Administrative and Financial Officer
  • Margaux Maugeais, Senior Foundation Project Officer
  • Marine Klobut, Foundation Project Officer

 

 

How does the Amaris Foundation work?


We are a collaborative foundation, which means that our funds come from our employees and our subsidiaries. Our members are Amaris employees who have decided to get involved in the foundation at no cost.

We have two types of involvement and two ways of funding projects:

  • First, we fund elected projects of non-profit organisations suggested and voted for by our members and donors.
  • Then we fund long-term projects led by non-profit organisations, independently chosen by the Amaris Foundation Committee.

 

 

How does the committee choose which projects to support?


We must ensure that the project or the non-profit organisation respects the following essential criteria:

  • Use innovative solutions to enable independence;
  • Respect our rules of Ethics: no discrimination of any kind, no promotion of a political or religious organization;
  • Show technical, financial and human feasibility;
  • Have a concrete, local and measurable impact.

 

Thereafter, the projects that respect all these rules are carefully reviewed by our Foundation Team before being proposed either to our Foundation Committee (for long-term projects), or to our members and donors once a year.

 

Can you sponsor me to cycle around the world / climb a mountain / create an ecological farm in Africa?


If your project is neither related to nor led by a non-profit organisation, we unfortunately cannot help. We are a grant-making charity and therefore we fund only non-profit organisations to promote innovative solutions to foster independence.

 

Submitting a project

 

When can I submit a project to the Amaris Foundation?


The Amaris Foundation organises an annual Call for Projects and communicates the timeframe for submitting a project in advance. In 2018, the Call for Projects will run from 11th – 29th June.

 

Why should I submit a project to the Amaris Foundation?


Every year, the Amaris Foundation organises a Call for Projects during which any of its members can submit a project from a non-profit organisation that they would like to see benefit from the support of the Amaris Foundation. This process enables the Amaris Foundation’s members to decide which non-profit’s projects will receive a grant. The Amaris Foundation donates a total amount of 50,000 euros to selected projects each year. In addition to this financial support, the Amaris Foundation builds long-term partnerships with the non-profit organisations, offering a large of range support such as: material donations, project co-creations, skill patronage…

Submitting a project to the Amaris Foundation gives a non-profit organisation the opportunity to receive long-term, personalised and innovative support. It’s easy, doesn’t take up much of your time and can have a big impact on helping change the world!

 

 

What are the rules for submitting a project?


Any Amaris Foundation member can submit a project.

In order to become an Amaris Foundation member, there are two options:

  • - You are an Amaris Group employee: you can become an Amaris Foundation member easily and for free, please contact foundation@amaris.com to know more about the procedure.
  • - You are not an Amaris Group employee: you can become an Amaris Foundation member by donating to the Foundation (minimum subscription fee of 100 euros a year). Join us by clicking here !
  • - To be pre-selected, your project needs to pass the following criteria:
    • Be Innovative and foster independence
    • Fit in to one of our fields of work: Health, Education, Environment, Employment, Equal Opportunities.
    • Respect our rules of ethics: be non-discriminatory, non-political, non-religious
    • Have a concrete, local, measurable impact
    • Be feasible, clearly defined / detailed

 

Are you an Amaris Foundation member and you have a project to submit that respects all of the above criteria? Then it’s time to submit!

Please have a look at the Project Proposal Guidelines, gather the necessary information and then create your online application by clicking here (link to propose a project page).

Important: in order to login to the Project submission platform, please use your usual Amaris credentials (for Amaris employees) or the credentials provided by the Amaris Foundation team (external donators).

Any difficulties? Send us an email at foundation@amaris.com.

 

 

Who can submit a project?


You need to be an Amaris Foundation member to submit a project from a non-profit organisation.

In order to become an Amaris Foundation member, there are two options:

  • - You are an Amaris Group employee: you can become an Amaris Foundation member easily and for free, please contact foundation@amaris.com to know more about the procedure.
  • - You are not an Amaris Group employee: you can become an Amaris Foundation member by donating to the Foundation (minimum subscription fee of 100 euros a year). Join us by clicking here !

 

Do you have a project or an idea that you would like to share with us? Please get in contact with the Foundation team at foundation@amaris.com.

 

 

How can I submit a project from a non-profit organisation?


Are you an Amaris Foundation member and you have a project to submit that respects all of the above criteria? Then it’s time to submit! (If not, we invite you to consult the questions above).

Please have a look at the Project Submission Guidelines, gather the necessary information and then create your online application by clicking here.

Important: in order to login to the project submission platform, please use your usual Amaris credentials (for Amaris employees) or the credentials provided by the Amaris Foundation team (external donors).

Any difficulties? Send us an email at foundation@amaris.com.

 

 

 

I am not too familiar with the non-profit organisation whose project I would like to submit, I am not a member of theirs or a volunteer - does this matter?


It´s not mandatory to be a member or a volunteer of the non-profit organisation whose project you want to submit, but the greater your knowledge of them, the better. It´s easy to get in touch with them through their website, for example. You need to make sure that it respects the Project Submission Guidelines. Once your project Has been submitted, the Amaris Foundation team will work directly with the non-profit organisation on their application.

 

 

Voting for a non-profit organization

 

Who can vote to elect a non-profit organisation to be funded?


Only our members and donors, 1 member / donor = 1 vote.

 

Grant attribution and project follow-up

 

I voted and my non-profit organisation has been selected to receive funding. What’s next?


We aim to develop sustainable and long-term partnerships. So, the foundation team will follow up on the project's progress and regularly inform you about it on our networks via articles, reports, interviews etc....

 

My organisation has not been selected to receive funding! Why?


It probably did not comply with the foundation policies and guidelines. Any doubts, questions or comments, please get in touch with the foundation team at foundation@amaris.com.

 

 


More questions? Any ideas?

Contact us: foundation@amaris.com




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