Alstom Foundation: Grants for Animals & Wildlife

OVERVIEW: The Alstom Foundation supports animal and wildlife organizations in regions of the world in which the company has an employee and operational presence.

IP TAKE: This funder supports animal and wildlife conservation projects as well as organizations protecting the habitats on which they depend for survival.

PROFILE: Established in 2007, the Alstom Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the French multinational transportation corporation, Alstom. The foundation broadlyaims to “[c]hampion humanitarian initiatives.” It supports economic and social development, environmental protection, access to mobility, access to energy and water and disaster and humanitarian efforts.

Although Alstom does not specifically dedicate an animal and wildlife program, its grantmaking reveals an interest. For example, a past grantee in this space includes the Mamoni Wildlife Conservation Centre, which received funding to create a conservation center in Panama, this work included wildlife conservation training for more than 700 employees. For more information on the Alstom Foundations regular programmatic giving, explore its searchable projects list.

The Alstom Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and proposals. For grant consideration, an Alstom employee must typically submit applications and proposals; however, if grantseekers do not know anyone at Alstom to champion their projects, they are encouraged to contact the Alstom Foundation Secretariat, who will try to find an employee who can play the role of an employee sponsor.

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