Philanthropy

Evolem, a philanthropic entrepreneur
The vision of entrepreneur Bruno Rousset is founded on societal commitment, so Evolem has been taking action in the public interest domain for many years. We take a philanthropic entrepreneurial approach which can be seen through the creation, guidance and support offered to non-profit, high-impact initiatives. We focus on a limited number of projects in order to foster high-quality partnerships which are conducive to their development. Evolem staff members devote their skills (strategy, finance, communications, etc.) and time to the benefit of the projects supported in order to uphold our community values.
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Specific areas of involvement

FROM STARTING TO DEVELOPING A PROJECT, FROM EXPERIMENTING TO EXPANDING A NEW PROGRAMME, WE STEP IN AT VARIOUS KEY MOMENTS TO SUPPORT SOCIAL INNOVATION OPERATORS.
Our philanthropic work focuses on 3 areas and is supported by dedicated endowment funds.

    • Professional integration of young people
      (EVOLEM Citoyen endowment fund)
    • Environment and ecological transition
      (Domorrow endowment fund)
    • Sheltering people in extreme poverty
      (through our support to ‘L’Entreprise des Possibles’)
  • Social innovation incubator, Evolem co-founder of :

Logo de Key4job
key4job.fr is a tool developed by EVOLEM Citoyen in 2015. It is an online guide offering career and job seeking advice a…
Logo d'Eden School
Evolem and Evolem Citoyen are the founding patrons of EDEN School, the first and only centre in France to train pupils w…
Logo d'Article 1
Article 1 works in the field of equal opportunities to promote social mobility and further education for young people fr…
Logo d'Année Lumière
Année Lumière helps young people who have lost their way by offering them a year out to get to know themselves better, b…
Logo d'Unis-Cité
We support the Coop’R programme developed to promote the social and professional integration of young refugees through c…
Logo de la Nouvelle Cour
Nouvelle Cour is a communications agency which works to promote the professional integration of young people in urban ar…
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P.E.R.L.E. is an employment access program for people who are far removed from employment and reside in shelters. Thi…
Logo de Le Prado
As a child welfare organisation, Prado offers various schemes. We support the "Passerelles" programme, which is aimed at…
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The Propulseo association is committed to giving students in higher education a better chance of academic success. This …
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Rêv'Elles offers innovative guidance programs (free of charge and outside of school hours), aimed at young women from mo…
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Tu feras quoi plus tard ? is an equal opportunity association to guide 16-25 year olds in their professional reorientati…
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Valdocco Laurenfance is an establishment for vulnerable adolescents (aged 13 to 17) placed in the framework of child pro…
Logo Apprentis d'Auteuil
The Apprentis d'Auteuil Foundation supports young people aged 18 to 30 in their training and social and professional int…
Logo ATD Quart-Monde
ATD Quart-Monde campaigns for the eradication of extreme poverty. We support the experimental research-action project "R…
Logo Caracol
Launched in 2018, the Caracol association takes over the management of vacant premises to promote inter-cultural and sol…
Logo Foyer Notre Dame des Sans Abris
FNDSA is carrying out an experimental project (CoCon – Co-Conception and Co-Construction) to imagine, test and lead the …
Logo de Key4job

key4job.fr is a tool developed by EVOLEM Citoyen in 2015. It is an online guide offering career and job seeking advice and inspiration to young people. Key4Job lists various tools and measures covering 5 topics (careers guidance, employment, entrepreneurship, external obstacles, bouncing back). It also includes a blog offering practical advice and information about state aid and public policy. Key4Job offers various tools, each with the same purpose: to offer all young people the means to move forward and get answers to the questions they may have about their career, job seeking, working and how to fund their plans. This website showcases various measures and tools available for young people (initiatives cards) but also offers advice via a blog. Facebooks lives and videos are used to share information, tips and advice, but there are also guest speakers and a podcast (‘Galères de Jeune’) which gives a voice to young people who share stories of their own experience, choices, light-bulb moments, struggles and solutions.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

Young people under 30 years old

Support Channel

Evolem Citoyen

Location / Territory
France
Since
2015
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Evolem and Evolem Citoyen are the founding patrons of EDEN School, the first and only centre in France to train pupils who have finished Year 10/ninth grade in programming. As an inclusive training centre, it is open to all those who are keen to take the course. In Paris and in Villeurbanne

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Activity
Philanthropy
Sector
Education
Target

Young people aged 14 to 18

Support Channel

Evolem Citoyen

Location / Territory
Villeurbanne, Paris
Since
2017
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Article 1 works in the field of equal opportunities to promote social mobility and further education for young people from modest backgrounds. We are supporting an experiment in high school mentoring in the AURA region.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Sector
Education
Target

High school and university students

Support Channel

Evolem Citoyen

Location / Territory
Lyon
Support period
2020 – 2024
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Année Lumière helps young people who have lost their way by offering them a year out to get to know themselves better, build their confidence and establish a plan for the future.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Sector
Education
Target

Young people aged 16 to 24

Support Channel

Evolem Citoyen

Location / Territory
Lyon
Support period
2020 – 2022
Logo d'Unis-Cité

We support the Coop’R programme developed to promote the social and professional integration of young refugees through civic service. The group is made up of 10 French-speakers and 10 non-French speakers. They take part in civic service missions in teams 2 days per week and are offered specific activities on the other days, including French language lessons.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

Young refugees

Support Channel

Evolem Citoyen

Location / Territory
Lyon
Support period
2020 – 2024
Logo de la Nouvelle Cour

Nouvelle Cour is a communications agency which works to promote the professional integration of young people in urban areas. In particular, it runs a project to make internships more accessible to students from underprivileged areas on BTS vocational communications courses.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

Communications students

Support Channel

Evolem Citoyen

Location / Territory
Paris and Lyon
Support period
2021 – 2022
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P.E.R.L.E. is an employment access program for people who are far removed from employment and reside in shelters. This year, Evolem Citoyen is also funding the study conducted on the return to housing of beneficiaries when they leave the PERLE program over the period 2018-2020.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

Residents in shelters

Support Channel

Evolem Citoyen

Location / Territory
Rhône
Support period
2015 – 2023
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As a child welfare organisation, Prado offers various schemes. We support the "Passerelles" programme, which is aimed at young adults to facilitate the transition from collective to individual housing.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

Young adults no longer under social services

Support Channel

Evolem Citoyen

Location / Territory
Lyon
Since
2021 – 2023
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The Propulseo association is committed to giving students in higher education a better chance of academic success. This programme enables deserving students to receive financial, personal and professional support from a company throughout the year.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Sector
Education
Target

Students – Superior education

Support Channel

Evolem Citoyen

Location / Territory
Lyon
Support period
2021 – 2024
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Rêv'Elles offers innovative guidance programs (free of charge and outside of school hours), aimed at young women from modest backgrounds so that "each young girl, whatever her social background, can be in a position to dream, choose and appropriate her own personal and professional life".

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Activity
Philanthropy
Sector
Orientation
Target

Girls aged 14 to 25 from modest backgrounds

Support Channel

Evolem Citoyen

Location / Territory
Lyon
Support period
2022 – 2024
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Tu feras quoi plus tard ? is an equal opportunity association to guide 16-25 year olds in their professional reorientation. Its goal: to redefine the models of success to allow each person to create the career path that corresponds to him or her!

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Activity
Philanthropy
Sector
Orientation
Target

Young people who have questions about their future (orientation, retraining)

Support Channel

Evolem Citoyen

Location / Territory
Partout en France
Since
2022
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Valdocco Laurenfance is an establishment for vulnerable adolescents (aged 13 to 17) placed in the framework of child protection and judicial youth protection. Located in Tassin, it consists of a boarding school for teenage boys and an educational day care service. We support the Motiv'Action scheme, which is a personalised support programme that facilitates access to autonomy and commitment for 17-21 year olds who have a professional project.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

Young people (17-21 years old) at the end of the child welfare system

Support Channel

Evolem Citoyen

Location / Territory
Lyon
Support period
2022 – 2023
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The Apprentis d'Auteuil Foundation supports young people aged 18 to 30 in their training and social and professional integration. Some of them are confronted with housing problems that prevent them from continuing their studies. To remedy this, the establishments that support these young people are experimenting with a transitional accommodation project shared by the various establishments.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Sector
Formation
Target

Young people aged 18-30 on a social and/or professional integration programme

Support Channel

Evolem Citoyen

Location / Territory
Métropole de Lyon
Support period
2022 – 2024
Logo ATD Quart-Monde

ATD Quart-Monde campaigns for the eradication of extreme poverty. We support the experimental research-action project "Réussir Ensemble" (succeeding together) in favour of employment and professional training for young NEETs (not in employment, education or training). The aim is to enable young people who are very far from employment to integrate socially and professionally.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Sector
Formation
Target

Young NEETs aged 15 – 39

Support Channel

Evolem Citoyen

Location / Territory
Métropole de Lyon
Support period
2022
Logo Caracol

Launched in 2018, the Caracol association takes over the management of vacant premises to promote inter-cultural and solidarity-based flatshares in infill housing. The aim is to promote inter-cultural and solidarity-based shared housing, where refugees and French people of different ages, origins and backgrounds live together. We support the establishment of the association in the Lyon metropolitan area.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Sector
Formation
Target

People of different ages, origins and backgrounds

Support Channel

Evolem Citoyen

Location / Territory
Lyon
Support period
2022 – 2024
Logo Foyer Notre Dame des Sans Abris

FNDSA is carrying out an experimental project (CoCon – Co-Conception and Co-Construction) to imagine, test and lead the accommodation model of tomorrow. It aims to experiment with hybrid and mixed formats of accommodation in Tinies Houses and is part of a European research-action programme.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

Homeless people in precarious situations who are involved in a process of social and professional inclusion

Support Channel

Evolem Citoyen

Location / Territory
Lyon
Support period
2022 -2024

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Since 2013, Explore has brought together and supported new explorers looking to develop optimistic and practical project…
Logo Polar Pod
The Polar Pod expedition aims to conduct research into the Antarctic ocean. A major ocean carbon sink and driving force …
Logo Renaissance écologique
This non-profit organisation runs awareness-raising campaigns about the issues surrounding the green transition. It hold…
Logo association Rejoué
Rejoué is an association that runs an integration project. Its activity is the collection, the cleaning, the reassemblin…
Logo Atelier Emmaüs
Making items with your own hands enables you to find beauty. That is the saying at the Emmaüs workshop, a training-works…
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The Climate Generation programme aims to raise awareness among young people about climate change and the resulting inequ…
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Plastic Odyssey is an expedition to change behaviors and habits around plastic. 3 years, 3 continents: a world tour w…
Logo Renaissance Project
Renaissance Project is an association that allows the upcycling of unsold haute couture, by supporting a work camp where…
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The "Centre de Ressources de Botanique Appliquée" proposes concrete actions to reintroduce biodiversity in the Lyon regi…
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The Transition Campus is an educational eco-place that works to promote ecological, economic and humanist transitions, i…
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The Domaine de Mirabeau is a project undertaken by the commune of Fabrègues and the CEN (Conservatoire d'Espaces Naturel…
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The mission of the Institut de l'Economie pour le Climat is to advance action against climate change. It conducts analys…
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The Terre de Liens Foundation acts for the protection of the environment on the support and the rare resource that is th…
Logo de l'association Biovallée
A study on the reuse of treated wastewater in agriculture. The Biovallée association celebrated its 10th anniversary…
Logo de The shift project
The Shift Project is a think tank that works towards a carbon-free economy. It is a non-profit association, guided by th…
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Since 2013, Explore has brought together and supported new explorers looking to develop optimistic and practical projects to address social and environmental challenges. Through the Campus, Explore engages students in the green transition by offering additional learning and action formats to the higher education courses currently on offer.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

Students

Support Channel

Domorrow

Location / Territory
Concarneau
Between
2020 – 2022
Logo Polar Pod

The Polar Pod expedition aims to conduct research into the Antarctic ocean. A major ocean carbon sink and driving force of global flows, this major climate operator remains little-known. It is also home to a vast reserve of marine life. Sharing this expedition in real time will make it possible to establish interesting educational connections between life, earth and environmental sciences for academics and the general public. Expedition start date: end of 2023, for a period of 3 years.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

Researchers and students

Support Channel

Domorrow

Location / Territory
Paris
Between
2020 – 2023
Logo Renaissance écologique

This non-profit organisation runs awareness-raising campaigns about the issues surrounding the green transition. It holds workshops and provides educational content and training. Its tool, the ‘Ecological Renaissance fresco’ is a representation of a low-carbon land, produced by Julien Dossier. This fresco offers a road map to green transition divided into 24 areas.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

General public

Support Channel

Domorrow

Location / Territory
Nantes
Between
2020 – 2023
Logo association Rejoué

Rejoué is an association that runs an integration project. Its activity is the collection, the cleaning, the reassembling and the sale of used toys. It strongly contributes to the protection of the environment by reducing waste and developing reuse. Domorrow supports this association in its spin-off strategy.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Sector
Environment
Target

General public

Support Channel

Domorrow

Location / Territory
France
Between
2021 – 2023
Logo Atelier Emmaüs

Making items with your own hands enables you to find beauty. That is the saying at the Emmaüs workshop, a training-workshop which makes designer furniture and fittings using salvaged wood, and at the same time offers training to people facing exclusion.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

People facing exclusion

Support Channel

Domorrow

Location / Territory
Villeurbanne
Between
2021 – 2023
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The Climate Generation programme aims to raise awareness among young people about climate change and the resulting inequalities.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

Young people aged 15 to 35

Support Channel

Domorrow

Location / Territory
Boulogne-Billancourt
Between
2021 – 2023
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Plastic Odyssey is an expedition to change behaviors and habits around plastic. 3 years, 3 continents: a world tour with the aim of educating and raising awareness among entrepreneurs and the general public about plastic recycling by providing low-tech machines and setting up a "solutions village" to facilitate the transition to action. A team of social science researchers has been brought on board to conduct a study on people's behavior and their relationship with plastic. And as a bonus, the desire to create a community of entrepreneurs around the world who turn plastic waste into a resource!

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

General public

Support Channel

Domorrow

Location / Territory
France
Between
2021 – 2023
Logo Renaissance Project

Renaissance Project is an association that allows the upcycling of unsold haute couture, by supporting a work camp where seamstresses are trained to find a job. A fashion show punctuates their work.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

General public

Support Channel

Domorrow

Location / Territory
Paris
Support period
2021 – 2023
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The "Centre de Ressources de Botanique Appliquée" proposes concrete actions to reintroduce biodiversity in the Lyon region. The CRBA was created in 2008 on the initiative of Stéphane Crozat and Sabrina Novak. Located in Charly (Rhône), this center offers 4 scientific, cultural and technical spaces around seeds: – A conservatory of local and international varieties of local interest – A Vavilov agronomic station, named after the Russian botanist and plant geneticist – The Melchior farm, where crops are tested, studied and produced in relation to their adaptation to climate change. – A seed farm, where the best selected varieties of seeds will be produced and distributed free of charge to farmers in the metropolis. Evolem supports the CRBA through its Domorrow endowment fund, in the running of the association, whether it be for the reinforcement of its teams, the purchase of equipment or the development of its communication. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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Activity
Philanthropy
Sector
Biodiversity
Support Channel

Domorrow

Support period
2022 – 2024
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The Transition Campus is an educational eco-place that works to promote ecological, economic and humanist transitions, in particular by training students, teachers and professionals on these subjects. High-quality training courses, reinforced by partnerships with higher education institutions, are offered in a castle and a 12-hectare park, which have themselves been renovated to respect the environment and promote biodiversity. Based on a head-body-heart pedagogy, the project developed by the president and co-founder Cécile Renouard aims to "put the economy at the service of people and the planet". Domorrow supports this project in its spin-off strategy.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Sector
Transition
Support Channel

Domorrow

Support period
2022 – 2024
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The Domaine de Mirabeau is a project undertaken by the commune of Fabrègues and the CEN (Conservatoire d'Espaces Naturels) of Languedoc-Roussillon in order to restore biodiversity on an endangered site.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Support Channel

Domorrow

Location / Territory
Fabrègues
Support period
2022 – 2024
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The mission of the Institut de l'Economie pour le Climat is to advance action against climate change. It conducts analyses to support the thinking of financial institutions, companies and territories on investments and financing to support the ecological transition.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Sector
Sustainable finance
Target

Public decision-makers and funders

Support Channel

Domorrow

Location / Territory
National
Support period
2022 – 2024
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The Terre de Liens Foundation acts for the protection of the environment on the support and the rare resource that is the land heritage in order to preserve the nourishing land and the natural resources. The Terre de Liens Foundation favours two modes of action: 1. Raising awareness and mobilizing citizens, public authorities and private actors so that they take part in the collective management and preservation of the common heritage that is land. 2. Holding land to protect, conserve and improve it: the Terre de Liens Foundation implements an action for the very long-term preservation of the natural heritage which is supported by land.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Sector
Sustainable agriculture
Target

Farmers

Support Channel

Domorrow

Location / Territory
National
Support period
2022 – 2025
Logo de l'association Biovallée

A study on the reuse of treated wastewater in agriculture. The Biovallée association celebrated its 10th anniversary in June 2022. The mission of this association, which brings together many municipalities in the Drôme, is to help make the Biovallée a model territory in terms of ecological and social transition. To achieve this, they mobilise all stakeholders within their region and federate a network around local policies. Domorrow supports them on a study about the reuse of treated wastewater for agricultural purposes. The association and its partners (local authorities, companies, chamber of agriculture…) intend to prove the efficiency of such a system, to raise awareness among farmers and to guide them towards this practice.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

Farmers

Support Channel

Domorrow

Location / Territory
Drôme
Support period
2022
Logo de The shift project

The Shift Project is a think tank that works towards a carbon-free economy. It is a non-profit association, guided by the requirement of scientific rigour, whose mission is to enlighten and influence the debate on the energy transition.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

Decision-makers

Support Channel

Domorrow

Location / Territory
National
Support period
2022 – 2024

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Evolem is one of the founding members of this endowment fund launched by Alain Mérieux, bringing together Lyon-based com…
Logo Foyer Notre Dame des Sans Abris
Project CLEF (Center and housing for children and women): creation of a place to accommodate women alone or with childre…
Logo Alynea
ALYNEA supports, in a caring and demanding manner, any person in a fragile situation, whatever the cause, so that they c…
Logo de l'association 60000 rebonds
The non-profit organisation, 60 000 Rebonds helps post-bankruptcy entrepreneurs to bounce back following an entrepreneur…
logo du musée des Confluences
The aim of the endowment fund is to foster, support and develop the museum’s scientific, cultural, educational and socia…
Logo Foyer Notre Dame des Sans Abris
The Gabriel Rosset Centre has been welcoming homeless men for over 70 years. Evolem is supporting a renovation program…
logo de l'Entreprise des Possibles

Evolem is one of the founding members of this endowment fund launched by Alain Mérieux, bringing together Lyon-based companies in the fight against homelessness. What makes l’Entreprise des Possibles particularly innovative is how it pools human, financial and property resources and redistributes them to local community organisations working to reduce extreme insecurity. This plan does not aim to take the place of social services, to the contrary, rather to scale up their action by setting up a platform to provide an interface between companies and non-profits.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Sector
Insertion sociale
Target

The homeless

Support Channel

Evolem

Location / Territory
Lyon
Since
2019
Logo Foyer Notre Dame des Sans Abris

Project CLEF (Center and housing for children and women): creation of a place to accommodate women alone or with children. The building will be built on 7 levels with a childcare center, a multipurpose room, a collective kitchen and 55 apartments from T1 to T3. Work is scheduled to start in the 3rd quarter of 2021, with the site opening in 2023.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

Single women with or without children

Support Channel

Evolem

Location / Territory
Lyon
Between
2021 – 2022
Logo Alynea

ALYNEA supports, in a caring and demanding manner, any person in a fragile situation, whatever the cause, so that they can gain autonomy and find their place in our society. The Halte des Femmes project provides accommodation for women in pre- or post-natal care.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

Mothers in pre-post pregnancy

Support Channel

Evolem

Location / Territory
Lyon
Since
2021
Logo de l'association 60000 rebonds

The non-profit organisation, 60 000 Rebonds helps post-bankruptcy entrepreneurs to bounce back following an entrepreneurial set-back.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

Entrepreneurs

Support Channel

Evolem

Location / Territory
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Since
2018
logo du musée des Confluences

The aim of the endowment fund is to foster, support and develop the museum’s scientific, cultural, educational and social public interest activities, directly or indirectly, both in France and abroad, which contribute to promoting science, the arts and society, as well as the dissemination of objective understanding and the sharing of knowledge

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Activity
Philanthropy
Sector
Culture
Target

General public

Support Channel

Evolem

Location / Territory
Lyon
Between
2021 – 2023
Logo Foyer Notre Dame des Sans Abris

The Gabriel Rosset Centre has been welcoming homeless men for over 70 years. Evolem is supporting a renovation programme to provide a more dignified reception. This programme starts with the renovation of the cabins in order to fit out about thirty rooms.

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Activity
Philanthropy
Target

Homeless men

Support Channel

Evolem

Location / Territory
Lyon
Support period
2022 – 2023
Photo portrait de Nicolas Rousset
Nicolas ROUSSET
Chairman of Evolem and Member of the Supervisory Board
Chair
Photo portrait de Ségolène de Montgolfier
Ségolène DE MONTGOLFIER
CSR Director
Directorate of Engagement
Photo portrait de Lucile Exartier
Lucile EXARTIER
Chair & Patronage Assistant
Directorate of Engagement
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Julie VILOING
Project Manager Patronage
Directorate of Engagement
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Christian SEIGNOT
Environment Officer
Directorate of Engagement

ACTING ON BEHALF OF FUTURE GENERATIONS
Domorrow is a philanthropic endowment fund created in 2020 by the ROUSSET family and the Evolem family office, under the leadership of Bruno ROUSSET.
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The mission of the Domorrow endowment fund is to support public interest projects in the field of the environment and ecological and solidarity transition, focusing on three priority areas: research and innovation; education and awareness raising; the circular economy and social integration.

37
Projects supported
2.9 M€
distributed in 2022
501
hours of skills sponsorship in 2022
Key philanthropy figures at 01/01/2023

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