The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations

How we work

From idea to impact

Traditionally, giving is an impulse from the heart, inspired by generosity. Philanthropy ought to nourish this. Yet it is equally important to aim for effectiveness and sustainability. Faced with this reality, we support and forge innovative models, and leverage entrepreneurial approaches for improving society.

Our approach

Design. Test. Learn. Scale.

Creating greater impact requires focus and strategic thinking. Together with our partners from civil society, other foundations, business and government, we identify solutions to key social challenges.

As a laboratory that cross-fertilizes ideas and experience, we believe that our own brand of philanthropy can provide a unique contribution to the public good. We become stronger by treating each new project as a prototype with specific objectives, key performance indicators (KPIs) and impact measurement.

We apply a business mindset to doing good. We celebrate diversity. We go where others don’t.

1. Identify a need
2. Cocreate a solution
3. Launch a pilot
4. Evaluate & adjust
5. Scale for greater impact

Flagship programmes

Our approach and the programs we support encourage a dynamic and interactive learning relationship with our partners.
Fondation Adolphe de Rothschild
The Foundation Adolphe de Rothschild is an university hospital at the forefront of care, research, and cooperation on eye and brain diseases.
An educational and artistic training program linking the creative process with social impact.
Ier Acte
Supporting young talented actors whose diverse social, cultural & ethnic backgrounds have limited their access to the professional world of theater—this is the objective of 1er Acte.
The Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship
Creating an international network of leaders for social change: this is the challenge set by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations with its AdR Fellowship program.
An entrepreneur support program for socially responsable Spanish growth, supported by UnLtd Spain and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations.
The School of Philanthropy
With a focus on 8 to 11-year-olds, the School of Philanthropy works with teachers and educators to ensure that the next generation is enlightened and socially engaged.
Scale Up
Scale Up is a program offered by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and ESSEC. It offers support to high-impact social enterprises that are ready to scale up.
MIR - Musicos Internos Residentes
A musical residency program which combines the humanisation of care, the professionalisation of young musicians and scientific research.