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Acumen Fund

Acumen Fund is a philanthropic investment fund that provides practical solutions to the problems of access to water, energy, housing and medical care. It is unique in offering training, development and financial management for first-rate social entrepreneurs. Acumen Fund’s mission was inspired by a simple observation: philanthropic generosity alone cannot put an end to poverty. The fund trains leading social entrepreneurs to design and implement creative solutions to the problems of access to water, energy, housing and healthcare.

Dianoura!
France

The Orchestra at School association has been working since 1999 to introduce the practice of music to all children, without distinction, with a particular focus on rural areas and underprivileged districts. Through orchestral practice, it aims to offer children facing difficulties or who come from disrupted families a renewed relationship with school and with artistic expression. Supported by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, SACEM (Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music) and Vivendi, Orchestra at School has been working since 2016 on the Dianoura! project, a one-of-a-kind musical experience.

AIMS - (Artistes intervenant en milieu scolaire, which translates as "Artists Involved in the School Environment") – is an unparalleled training program in France. Launched in 2010 with the Beaux-Arts de Paris, a renowned fine arts school, this unprecedented initiative managed in partnership with the French Ministry of Education and the municipalities of Montreuil, L’Île-Saint-Denis, and Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, has extended its reach to four other prestigious higher education art institutions in Paris. It is a beneficial collaboration allowing young artists to professionalize their skills and promote high-quality artistic education among school communities.

UnLtd India

UnLtd India provides support for social entrepreneurs in the earliest stages of business creation, whether their venture generates revenue or operates as a non-profit. The organization pursues a three-fold mission: to identify the best social entrepreneurs, provide them with expertise and coaching, and support them during development and fundraising. Together, UnLtd India and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations have created a philanthropic fund specialized in profit-making enterprises developed within the incubator itself.

Liaisons Urbaines

Launched in 2012 at the initiative of the French Institute and in partnership with the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, Liaisons Urbaines is a program that enhances public spaces in African cities. Through experimental and sustainable interventions that combine urban planning, design, art and heritage, and which bring together citizens, municipalities, cultural operators and local designers, the program is part of a support network for civil society and creativity.

Tanenbaum

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, New York City.
In the United States, government bodies, the medical community and patients often seek to ensure that education for health care professionals includes learning about religious and cultural differences. Taking these essential criteria into account helps improve patient care.

The Fundació Joves Navegants de Balears

The Fundació Joves Navegants upholds the spirit of solidarity among sailors, developed in particular through the practice of sailing. With this ambition as its guide, the Foundation organizes educational programs for underprivileged youngsters.

Common Cents

Education lies at the heart of national priorities both in Europe and the United States. Certain organizational models that are perceived as groundbreaking in educational innovation – such as Common Cents – deserve support. The “service-learning” model developed by Common Cents is based on philanthropy’s most fundamental values. It enables children between the ages of four and 14 to become active and aware philanthropists from a very young age.

ERT Treat Vision

The TREAT VISION-Technological Research Team seeks to discover the fundamental links between the human eye and the brain, conducting research on normal and damaged brains in both children and adults. The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations extend their support to this research project as part as their core commitment to the development of scientific knowledge in ophthalmology and neuroscience.

Guggenheim Social Practice

Since 2014, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations have been supporting New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum with the launch and development of an unprecedented initiative: Guggenheim Social Practice. This socially engaged project endeavors to combine artistic performance and citizen activism with the closest possible involvement of New York City’s diverse communities. Two ambitious projects are the focus for the work of three renowned artists: Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Jon Rubin, and Lenka Clayton. 

Created in 1991, CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe trains and supports change agents from all sectors towards a vision of an inclusive and democratic Europe where people can enjoy their full potential across all identities.

The Artères Foundation

Artères is a non-profit, private foundation whose mission is to improve patient comfort and support medical research. Currently-available medical imaging tools have several limitations. They can only provide 2D images that are pre-recorded and intended for use in diagnosis and pre-operatory investigations. Because these tools are complicated to use and costly, they are not available on a wide scale. Tools that provide 3D imaging would prove highly valuable during operations, in particular in the event of a stroke.

Polaritats

Polaritats is a program started in 2015 by Homesession in collaboration with the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona. Supported by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, the Government of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona, the program aims to improve the employability of young artists and kick-start their entrepreneurial projects by catalyzing conversations with art professionals and sharing experience and market knowledge.

Three Faiths Forum

The Three Faiths Forum was founded in London in 1997 by Sir Sigmund Sternberg, Reverend Dr. Marcus Braybrooke and Sheikh Dr. MA Zaki Badawi. The purpose of this association is to develop new methods to facilitate dialogue and promote exchange among the three major monotheistic faiths and their communities. It organizes seminars and develops innovative educational programs.

The Memorial Adolphe de Rothschild Professorship

The Memorial Adolphe de Rothschild Professorship was created in 2007 at the University of Geneva for research and clinical applications in neuroscience. Neuroscience and ophthalmology are the focus of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations in the field of medical research. In order to contribute to advances in clinical and fundamental research in these areas, the Foundations provide support for a neurosciences chair at the University of Geneva – the Memorial Adolphe de Rothschild Professorship. This initiative is built on an innovative partnership between private philanthropy and higher education in Switzerland.

Actions de médiation culturelle Théâtre de Vidy

Since the 2015/2016 season, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations have committed to working alongside the Vidy Theater in its cultural outreach efforts, which target young migrants and adult refugees and aims to help them to integrate, both socially and professionally, with the help of theater. In addition to this, the Vidy Theater is spreading the message of cultural diversity to its many audiences in Lausanne through conversations held in workshops, events and shows; it hopes to become an agora where the different cultures of Lausanne can come together.

The Ariane de Rothschild Women Doctoral Program

By providing the opportunity for talented female scholars to pursue their research, the Ariane de Rothschild Women Doctoral Program promotes gender equality within the academic world. The Ariane de Rothschild Women Doctoral Program awards four outstanding female doctoral students scholarships to study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ). Addressing the continuing under-representation of women in Israeli higher education, the scholarships are designed to enhance the academic standing of talented women scholars in a variety of fields.

Una Ciudad, Muchos Mundos

Launched in 2015, Una Ciudad Muchos Mundos – Arte y Comunidades is a groundbreaking call for applications in Spain aimed at developing collective artistic or research projects related to collective sociocultural practices. This initiative was conceived by the City of Madrid’s municipal platform 'Intermediae' with the collaboration of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation.

 

Mozaïk RH - PasserElles program
France

Mozaïk RH is the leading non-profit Human Resources recruitment and consulting firm specialized in promoting diversity in public and private organizations. It follows a complementary model that marks a break from traditional hiring and career management policies by highlighting candidates’ skills, talents and potential. Mozaïk RH advocates equal opportunity through equal treatment.

Master TRANS - de la Head

One location: the Libellules district in the Swiss commune of Vernier. Two objectives: give life to a public space dedicated to art and invite local citizens to take part in creative projects collectively. This experimental project is managed by TRANS, a group of Master students in the field of visual arts at the Geneva School of Art and Design with the support of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations.

Les Talens Lyriques - t@lenschool

Founded in 2014, t@lenschool is an innovative educational and communicative tool. It's destined for secondary school students in Paris' network 'Réseau d'Education Prioritaire' (REP) and developped by the Baroque music ensemble 'Talens Lyriques' founded by Christophe Rousset. Mr. Rousset's mission with this program is interpreting vocal and instrumental pieces on instruments from the respective musical era. Beyond the simple discovery of classical music and the encouragement of collective instrumentals, t@lenschool proposes a different and new approach to music which allows a collective understanding of orchestra, learning how to truly listen to each instrument, and to familiarize oneself with a specific musical universe.

The arcades: Walter Benjamin

After previously sponsoring Unorthodox, an exhibition presented by the Jewish Museum in 2015-2016, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations are renewing their partnership with this major New York cultural institution by supporting new temporary exhibition, The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin. From March 17 to August 6, 2017, this exhibition will bring together archives and contemporary works of art associated with Benjamin’s Arcades Project (Das Passagen-Werk in German), a programmatic work by the great Jewish thinker.

As’trame

The As’trame Foundation provides specialized psychosocial and non-medical support for any individual who is affected by a form of link breakage (bereavement, divorce, sickness, etc.) through a methodology known as Reliance. When not treated adequately, link breakages threaten the balance of families and individuals, particularly children. To cope with this challenge, As’trame has developed two complementary tools.

Nos+otras en Red - Musée Thyssen-Bornemizsa
Spain

An artistic practical program for isolated women to reintegrate into society.

The Peace Parks Foundation

The Peace Parks Foundation protects transborder zones in Southern Africa by uniting economic development, the conservation of biodiversity, education, and regional peace and stability. The Peace Parks Foundation was established with a bold aim: to restore harmony between the environment and socio-economic development in Southern Africa after years of civil war.

Liaisons Urbaines - French Institute
Dakar

A program that puts into action the building of collective community spaces in African towns, integrating urban design, art and heritage.

Réseau Môm'artre

The Môm’artre network offers flexible and local child care services after school, all day Wednesday (a day off in France’s primary school system) and during school holidays. After school and before dinner at home with their families, kids at Môm’artre enjoy their end-of-day activities like snack time and homework in a welcoming environment with volunteers. The six- to eight-week art workshops offered are a core part of Môm’artre’s program: in addition to flexible child care, the program is dedicated to children’s personal development.

The International Polar Foundation

The mission of the International Polar Foundation is to provide information and increase awareness among the general public and political leaders about its research findings in the polar regions to lead to a greater understanding of the key mechanisms underlying climate change. The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations participated in the establishment of this Foundation and support its education and communications initiatives – in particular those designed with young people in mind.

The pavillon Plantamour - La Libellule

The Foundations have supported the restoration of a former orangery located on the magnificent shores of Lake Geneva. Renamed pavillon Plantamour, this unique site offers a rare opportunity for communion with nature.