Founded during the Second World War in 1939, the ADO, Association for the Development of Mutual Aid Works in the Army, has been recognized of public utility since its creation. The mission of the ADO is to financially assist widows and orphans of military, and retired or disabled soldiers.
An international NGO, the organization promotes the defense of human rights and the respect of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It campaigns in particular for the release of political prisoners, the right to freedom of expression, as well as the abolition of the death penalty and the usage of torture.
Amplifier is a design lab that builds art work with world-renowned artists to amplify the voices of all kinds of grassroots movements: women's rights, gun control, migration issues, environment, LGBTQ+ rights... The Seattle-based non-profit organization then distributes its beautiful and impactful posters in unparalleled number to raise awareness of American citizens.
Clowns Without Borders
Clowns Without Borders was founded in Barcelona in July 1993 by Tortell Poltrona, a spanish professional clown invited to perform in a refugee camp in Croatia. The NGO offers a moral and emotional support to the victims of crises through laughter and entertainment.
Dispensaire Vétérinaire Étudiant
The D.V.E. is an association that consists of veterinary students with the common goal providing animals with free healthcare. These volunteers work alongside social workers, and as a result the D.V.E. services people in precarious situations by intervening directly in one of their partner centres.
Empow’Her is a social venture working for women’s empowerment, creating tools and opportunities for women to thrive within entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurs du Monde
Entrepreneurs du Monde, founded in 1998, is a French public interest association which works with populations in developing countries. The organisation helps thousands of women and men by supporting their own entrepreneurial ventures and giving them access to products which can bring significant health, economic and environmental benefits.
The Epic Foundation fights against inequalities affecting children. It provides resources to impacting social organizations that focus on fighting the inequalities experienced by youth around the world (education, health and child protection).
Fondation Abbé Pierre
Founded in 1987, the Abbé Pierre Fondation is a french non-for-profit organization that aims to enable all disadvantaged people to access decent housing and a dignified life, regardless of their resources or social situation. Since the death of its founder in 2007, Abbé Pierre, the Foundation is the active and committed relay of his approach towards a more just and humane society.
Global Wildlife Conservation
Global Wildlife Conservation protects endangered species and vital ecosystems through innovative partnerships and science-based actions worldwide. To keep the world a wilder place, they apply the most advanced science and technology to projects that directly benefit conservation of the world’s most endangered species and their natural habitats.
Happy Childhood Foundation
Happy Childhood Foundation was founded in 2010 after the tragic death of 11 years old Philippe Hatem, in an accident. Thus, his parents created the foundation in order to bring happiness to all children without discrimination. This mission involves physical, psychological, emotional, intellectual and social support for the most disadvantaged children.
Help Refugees is a UK-based NGO that aims to provide humanitarian aid to refugees around the world. It has aided nearly a million people and consists of 30,000 volunteers to support more than 100 projects across Europe and the Middle East.
Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation
Established in 1999, The Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation aims to financially support the poorest Chinese patients to access care. The foundation has different programs including Cancer Fund, Children's Medical Fund and Eye Fund.
THE festival for all young entrepreneurs in Lyon and Saint-Étienne is back! A privileged moment of exchange and sharing that brings together entrepreneurs, students, companies, communities, entrepreneurial networks and academic institutions.
Founded in 1909 by Marie Curie, the Institut Curie is key player in the fight against cancer. The Institut Curie, a private foundation recognized for its public utility, combines an internationally renowned research center alog with an hospital complex which takes care of all cancers, including the rarest ones.
Le Cœur Plus Gros Que Le Ventre
Le Cœur Plus Gros Que Le Ventre is a Lyon-based association, created in 2017, that improves the daily lives of children treated by the Institute of Hematology and Pediatric Oncology (69) and their families.
Migrate Art was founded in 2016 by Simon Butler following the destruction of the Calais jungle. The artistic and solidarity organization calls on the generosity of artists to raise funds to help refugees. All profits are then donated to its four charity partners: Refugee Community Kitchen, Refu-Aid, Lotus Flower and The Worldwide Tribe.
Founded in 1946 in the United Kingdom as the National Association for Mental Health, Mind takes its actual name in 1972. With more than 180 local offices across England and Wales, Mind strives for people suffering from mental illness by advising them in their daily lives, by lobbying the authorities and by communicating with the public to improve the understanding of these unknown diseases.
Miss Porter’s School
Established in 1843, Miss Porter’s School is an all-girls high school based in Farmington in the Connecticut in the United States. Originally, the school was created to give young girls the opportunity to receive the same education as boys. As of today, 312 students attend the school, most of them living on campus.
Movember Foundation Charity
Founded in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, the Movember Foundation Charity is one of the largest non-governmental organizations in the world. It aims to support the prevention of male diseases (prostate cancer in particular), and takes its name from an annual event: every year, men from around the world are invited to grow a mustache during the entire month of November in order to raise both public awareness and funds.
MTV Staying Alive
Staying Alive is an international initiative by american television channel MTV that aims to educate communities about the risks of HIV and to fight the stigma and discrimination surrounding it. Founded in 2005, the Staying Alive Foundation financially supports innovative AIDS prevention projects of youth-led organizations around the world.
No Children Without a Roof
A "spontaneous" collective, these parents unite and advocate so that no child sleeps outside. Active for the past decade and based in Lyon, their campaigns have succeeded in relocating children living on the streets attending the school Lucie Aubrac.
On the Way(s) to School
Following the great success of the documentary released in 2013, On the Way(s) to School became an organisation with the goal of creating scholarships for children and helping their respective communities in encouraging education.
Pix'Elles is a solidarity art operation initiated by Rotaract Lyon International and in partnership with the artist Madi. Punctuated by a series of conferences on the rights and place of women, Pix'Elles is also a fundraiser, intended to support 3 French grass-root organizations: Au Tambour! (Lyon), La Maison des Femmes (Saint-Denis) and Weavers (Annecy/Villeurbanne).
RAWA is the oldest political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women's rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan since 1977.
Revizor is an NGO positioning itself as an incubator of cultural pluralism throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in particular the city of Bihać. Its mission is to initiate interactions between cultural or academic institutions and society.
Save The Med
Save The Med is a Spanish NGO that aims to preserve and recreate the rich biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea by creating programs that involve environmentally conscious and proactive local populations.
SOS Méditerranée is an independent non-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide assistance to anyone in distress at sea within the scope of their action, without any discrimination. The people concerned are men, women or children, migrants or refugees, finding themselves in danger of death during the crossing of the Mediterranean.
Splash and Burn
Splash and Burn is an awareness campaign initiated as a response to the unregulated agricultural practices of palm oil in Indonesia. The campaign collaborates with a number of local and international NGOs, and was initiated by the Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic.
The House of St Barnabas
Located in the heart of Soho in London, The House of St Barnabas has helped Londoners affected by homelessness since 1862. In 2013, the historic and charitable establishment became a private socail club with two programs : an artistic space with contemporary art exhibitions available for sale and an Employment Academy offering practical courses to homeless people in order to help them to reintegrate the working life.