The primary objective of the Fondation Peters (“the Foundation”) is to support charitable projects which are in the health sector, as well as to foster education and to promote the arts and culture.
The Foundation’s charitable and social actions aim to relieve suffering, provide medical care, combat exclusion and meet the urgent needs of the deprived by tangibly improving their circumstances.
Activities in the health sector include improving access and the right to healthcare, and medical research into serious illnesses for which no treatment is currently available.
Support for projects designed to develop knowledge and skills, to promote behavioural change, and also to help people build their own identity and personality.
The Foundation’s projects are primarily located in Europe. It aspires to select the best providers from the non-commercial sector to deliver reliable, controlled help in the different areas in which it engages. It may also develop its own actions and work in the field with NGOs or any other recognised public-interest organisations on solidarity projects which are aligned with its objectives.
Beneficiary organisations are required to operate on a not-for-profit basis and to employ management methods which optimise the use of the funds received. All grants must be covered by an agreement. The objectives of the action envisaged with the beneficiary organisations must be clearly determined and the use to which the funds received are to be put must be specified. The beneficiaries will be required to report to the Foundation on their activities and to provide accounts and summary reports annually.
Projects are selected for support on the basis of their effectiveness and potential sustainability, irrespective of their political, religious or racial affiliations or connections.
Carrefour des Solidarités was set up in 2008 by the Fondation des Champs de Saint François d’Assise to combat isolation and exclusion among the elderly. It allows the beneficiaries, who are mostly people of very advanced age, to rejoin a social network.
Founded in Bangladesh in 1998 by Runa Khan, the organisation lends support to the poorest and most marginalised communities of the river regions of Bangladesh.
La Manne provides food aid and professional integration, and grants one-off financial assistance enabling beneficiaries to meet expenses of an exceptional nature.
The Foundation is supporting the research project of a PhD student over a period of four years under the supervision of Professor Thalia C. Eley, entitled “Therapygenetics – Improving treatment for depression and anxiety”.
Médecins du Monde is an international medical development organisation which provides medical care to vulnerable persons throughout the world by promoting access and the right to healthcare.
The Association de la Fondation Étudiante pour la Ville (AFEV), proposes several programs to the youths who live in disadvantaged city districts helping deprived areas to develop.
Student volunteers provide support to underprivileged children facing difficulties who receive individual coaching at home.
Volunteers visit schools in priority areas to improve school climate and to organise activities with the children
Other volunteers obtain free accommodation in exchange for organising events in the community to enhance social cohesion.
Established in 1977, ESA offers coaching at home by volunteers to school pupils whose parents are unable to provide or organise help. The association supports children and adolescents in their schooling and openness to culture, as well as developing their self-confidence and self-esteem. It gets the parents involved by helping them to gain a better understanding of their children’s school life.
In cooperation with the HEC Foundation, the Fondation Peters offers grants to students holding state scholarships to support them during their studies at the HEC.
This association, which was set up in 2009, recruits student “mentors” to help pupils from deprived backgrounds (“mentees”) during their last two years of schooling.
This relationship is designed to help pupils to develop their personal and social potential, to identify their skills and abilities, and to broaden their perspectives on leaving school, either by training as apprentices or by going on to further education.
The Foundation provides financial support to this organisation which is active in the field of culture and the arts.
Jean Peters, retired company director, life member, Chair
Hélène Peters, retired international company executive, life member, Vice-Chair
Diane Wolter, company director, member and secretary of the Board
Amélie Schmidt-Waché, international company executive, member
Kurt Ehrke, retired company director, member
Sam Reckinger, company director, member
Manuel Baldauff, company director, member
The Board of the Foundation meets several times each year to:
The basic principles of the Foundation are:
The principles of the Foundation prohibit the remuneration of the Board members and the existence of any agreement, of whatever kind, between the Foundation and its Board members. If any potential conflict of interests is identified by a Board member, the Board must be informed immediately.
If your association fulfils our criteria and you are looking for financial support, please send us documentation on your association and your project, by letter addressed to: