Created in 2019, the Thales Solidarity fund took over from the Thales Foundation, whose mandate ended after five years of significant achievements.
The fund's Board of Directors, chaired by Patrice Caine, approves its strategy and has an internal Strategic Committee responsible for proposing focus areas and reviewing applications and selecting projects to fund.
This charitable fund is one pillar of the Group's corporate citizenship programme and its mechanism for funding and supporting community engagement projects and initiatives. It also ensures sound project management and the efficient use of funds.
Its mission is to work with those who are preparing for the critical societal transformations of the future to help develop innovations that are responsible, accessible and useful to everyone. To do so, the fund aims to open and share the Group's capacity to innovate and its expertise and talent in order to make an impact in its umbrella programme's three focus areas: education and professional integration, digital citizenship and environmental protection.