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Accelerating and empowering

Striving for equal opportunity, fostering social inclusion, responding to emergencies, and supporting the voluntary commitments of the men and women of the BNP Paribas Group are our main levers of solidarity-based action.

The Foundation’s commitment to equal opportunity

For 40 years, the BNP Paribas Foundation has given power to those who take action.

Our conviction? That philanthropy is a lever of transformation.

Combatting various forms of exclusion, supporting young people through programmes promoting education, fighting all forms of inequality and violence against women, fostering the integration of refugees in Europe, and encouraging voluntary commitments through our support of the initiatives promoted by the men and women of the BNP Paribas Group are hallmarks of our actions.

While it is up to corporate philanthropy to respond to crisis situations and emergencies, as we do, it is also essential to tackle the root causes of social scourges by getting involved with young people, for example, and by taking action against all forms of precariousness.

Fighting for equal opportunity is one of the major battles of the BNP Paribas Foundation.

Promoting equal opportunity, social and professional inclusion, and education is essential for giving each person the opportunity for financial security and autonomy.

The Foundation thus supports its partner associations who give their beneficiairies some of their time, their know-how, or their field expertise in regions, neighbourhoods, schools, social and solidarity-based companies, shelters and living centres for most vulnerable groups.

In the field of solidarity, the actions of the BNP Paribas Foundation’s partner associations focus on 5 main areas. The Foundation also oversees five key programmes, including:


Our patronage in Solidarity

€7.65 M

budget allocated to solidarity in 2023

about 700

associations supported in 2024


social and educational initiatives supported since 1984

Giving power to those who take action, also means giving media power

The BNP Paribas Foundation produces podcasts that bring to light and promote our partners’ paths and impacts. (You can check here our episodes, which are mostly in French)

Understanding and protecting the planet

Supporting culture and making it accessible