Demeter foundation supports programs and organizations that propose innovative economic solutions against vulnerability and exclusion. The goal of this support is to increase their professionalization and financial autonomy. It was established in 1994 and is affiliated with Fondation de France.
In 1994, we launched “Fondation Demeter” with the ambition “PROMOTE INNOVATIVE ECONOMIC TOOLS TO BUILD LONG-LASTING SOLUTIONS FOR THE SOCIETY”.
Demeter foundation has supported over 100 social leaders/projects across the globe who are finding innovative ways to bring solutions to socio-economic challenges specific to vulnerable communities. The programs we have sponsored are present in Europe, the United States, Latin America, Africa or India and include areas as diverse as microfinance, (ex-)convicts, people with disabilities, entrepreneurship, collaborative management, and social pledges. These social leaders have embraced a bold mindset and innovative – often counter-intuitive – tools to solve problems and successfully scale up their projects to create greater impact.
We are proud of these social leaders and of the organizations we support. Their actions continue to make positive change in the lives of thousands of people.
Spotify podcast. 30 years ago, people only thought about non-profits and gifts in order to have a social impact. Pascal gives us a brief history of the social sector and how it has been reshaped by US billionaires over the last decades.
Stone Soup Consulting and Demeter Foundation have been collaborating for some years now, towards systemic change. Demeter was interested in investing in a process in Portugal were there was a dire need for this type of intervention.
Turning prisons into detention houses. In Belgium, there are 10,800 people serving prison sentences out of a population of 11 million.
(European Venture Philanthropy Association), where Pascal Vinarnic is a board member since 2021
(one of India’s leading impact funds)
in Latin America and Eastern Europe
notably PhiTrust Active Investors