France
Source of information
Centre Français des Fonds et Fondations and Observatoire de la Fondation de France
Definition

The foundation is the act by which one or many persons decide the irrevocable assignment of goods, rights or resources to the realization of a project of general interest and non-profit.

Number of foundations

4,546

Pool of assets

€ 21,000 million (2016)

Total expenditure

€ 7,400 million (2016)

Employment

84,000

More on the sector

Observatoire de la Fondation de France

Further reading
Funds and Foundations in France from 2001 to 2014, L’Observatoire de la Fondation de France, 2015.
EUFORI STUDY : European Foundations for Research and Innovation: France Country Report, European Union, 2015
Les fonds et fondations en France de 2001 à 2014 (FR), Observatoire de la Fondation de France, June 2015.
Funds and Foundations in France – from 2001 to 2010 (FR), Centre Français des Fondations and Observatoire de la Fondation de France, May 2011.
Foundations in France in 2007, Centre Français des Fonds et Fondations and Observatoire de la Fondation de France, 2008