Past programs

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The public health crisis has made the need for digitalisation all the more obvious for impact-driven businesses, not only to withstand the crisis but also to bounce back and develop resiliency by putting tech at the core of their strategy. 

In this context, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations stepped in to support Share It, convinced of digital’s added value for sustaining impact driven-businesses through periods of crisis. 


The purpose of impact entrepreneurship is a double profit line – economic returns alongside positive social and environmental impact. 

The only academic centre providing research and teaching in the field of impact in Israel is the Academic Centre for Impact Investment and Entrepreneurship (ACTO). The Centre is a joint venture of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation (IL) and the Dualis Foundation at the Rishon Le Zion College of Management.

La Trousse à projets

In Spring 2020, school closings due to the COVID-19 public health crisis worsened difficulties faced by certain students and their families in keeping up with distance learning - difficulties linked in part to the lack of adequate electronic equipment and pedagogy.

This context motivated the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations to support Trousse à Projets, a collaborative digital platform to support schools and project developers in the implementation of teaching initiatives in schools. 

Musique en Tête

Inspired by the program Musicos Internos Residentes that we developed in Spain in 2016, the program Musique en Tête will use this successful model with patients at the Hôpital Fondation Adolphe de Rothschild. The goal is to improve the recovery of stroke victims as well as undergo medical research on the effects of live music on the speed of recovery.

Maze X

Maze X is a startup accelerator program designed to put ambitious impact start-ups on the road to becoming impact unicorns. It is focused on hard-working founders who have the grit to test new ideas and aim for innovative outcomes.

The programme is based in Lisbon - Portugal - it is 3-months long followed by 6 months of ongoing support and includes an equity-free cash stipend.

ERFIP - Empower Families for Innovative Philanthropy

Founded by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations in 2013, ERFIP is a distinctively unique platform for Frontier Philanthropists from emerging economies – Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Arab region – which contributes to better representation of these regions within Global Philanthropy. It wants to change the global discourse on economic development by gathering leaders, professionals and practitioners to share knowledge, best practices, and successful models to address some of the most pressing social and economic challenges of our time. 

Ensemble Connect

Ten years of promoting artistic excellence, characterized by the values of leadership, education, community, and entrepreneurship—and a prolific cultural exchange between Paris and New York. This is a description of Ensemble Connect, a two-year fellowship program developed by Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. 

Singa Acceleration

Singa Acceleration is the first incubator dedicated to startups founded by refugee entrepreneurs as well as national entrepreneurs working in the migratory populations sector. There are three objectives: scaling up these entreprises, developing leadership capabilities, and reformulating the discourse around migration by emphasizing entrepreneurial zeal. Cofounded by Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and the association Singa.

Swiss Triple Impact

The program brings together a community of impact-driven businesses, creating an ecosystem of organizations committed to a sustainable future. It helps Swiss companies to measure their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and thus to identify the most critical areas for improvement, while at the same time opening up new business opportunities and boosting innovation. The STI program creates a dynamic allowing commitment across the country, with an overall target to engage more than 3,000 companies in a wide range of sizes and sectors.


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.


Entrepreneurial journeys are often solitary ones. This is especially true in Africa. It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a community to create an entrepreneur.

EntrAfrica is this community where entrepreneurs help each other to transform society. We have the conviction that entrepreneurship has a special position in developing the continent.

Co-created in 2016 by ESPartners, Injaro Investment and Edmond de Rothschild Foundations.

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.

Ier Acte

Supporting the professional integration of young actors from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. This is the objective of the 1er Acte program, a daring initiative developed by the National Theater of Strasbourg, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and the SNCF Foundation. 


In March 2018, Mozambique was devastated by not one but two cyclones that hit the center and north of the country. The losses are heavy with over 600 dead, 1.85 million lives affected, destroyed infrastructure, and over 700,000 hectares of earth ravaged.

Jeunes Pousses

We support young engineering entrepreneurs and students to develop their entrepreneurial projects. This program was developed in partnership with the l'Ecole Supérieure d'Agronomie de l'INP-HB in Yamoussoukro, is fully integrated in academic curriculum, and aims to make business creation a true opportunity for socio-economic integration.

Cofounded in 2019 by l'Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement, l'Ecole Supérieure d'Agronomie de l'INP-HB, and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations.

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.

MIR - Musicos Internos Residentes

MIR - Musicos Internos Residentes - is a unique program which lets us explore the role that live music plays in the healing process of hospital patients. It was founded in 2016 by the association 'Musica en Vena' at the Hospital 12 de Octubre in Madrid with the Carasso Foundation and Edmond de Rothschild Foundations. Scientific research is performed on the physiological and biological effects of music on patient recovery, the quality of their experience and the length of their stay, notwithstanding the effects on their families and healthcare professionals. In this fourth year of partnership, 6 different units are involved including neonatal, intensive care, cardiology and hematology.

UnLtd Spain

Bet on a new generation of engaged and socially responsible entrepreneurs. Promote the role of large companies in solving society's biggest hurdles. Mobilize the public sector for the development of a framework for green, inclusive growth.

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.

#La Clasica Innova

#La Clasica Innova, or the Entrepreneurship Program of Reina Sofía School of Music, is unique in Europe. Created in 2016, this master program elective oversees students creating a social impact project, be it artistic, communication-based, technological, or digital.

The Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship

The mission of the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship is to forge bridges across boundaries between minority communities in Europe and North America, particularly (but not exclusively) Jewish and Muslim. Over time, this is being achieved through building a network of entrepreneurs and community leaders invested in empowering pluralistic societies, nurturing wisdom and collaborative leadership.

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.

Mozaïk RH - PasserElles program

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.

Bridging - FIAF

As part of the 10th year of its renowned festival celebrating contemporary arts, Crossing the Line, the French Institute Alliance Française of New York and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations have come together to present Bridging: A French-American Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts. This initiative aims to explore the inequalities experienced by minority ethnic artists—on both sides of the Atlantic—in their professional practice.

Beethoven 250

For the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, conductor and composer Jordi Savall has undertaken a project of both research and realization of these nine symphonies. He recreates the acoustics of the original composer's era with an orchestra made up of professional musicians specialized in playing music from said era. This program also includes young musicians and students specially selected from a competition in Summer 2018.

La Maison musicale de Clichy-sous-Bois

The Musical House of Clichy-Sous-Bois is a series of musical workshops for children from 3 months to 3 years of age. The objective is to bring music to kids, families, and childcare workers while studying the effects of early childhood music education on cognitive and social development.


The Moteur! Project for youths from 14-22 years of age starts with a competition about an inspiring person and becomes a series of innovative professional workshops.


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

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


Since 2013, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne has been rolling out its cooperative Africa MOOCs program. Its objective? To improve the quantity and quality of higher education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in African universities, thanks to “Massive Open Online Courses.” A cutting-edge 100% digital program supported by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations.

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Scale Up

France boasts a dense and rich community of businesses making significant social impact. Scale Up is the first program in France dedicated entirely to these businesses and their successful growth. Created in 2010 by Antropia, ESSEC Business School’s social incubator, and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, it leverages targeted training and access to experts and professionals as businesses develop and finance their growth.