Donor: Fondation Suez
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: France
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 4.000.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 80.000€
Funding ratio: up to 50%


  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective 

The purpose of the Fondation Suez is to sustainably combat exclusion in all of its forms, by supporting concrete actions to encourage: (1) access to essential services (water, sanitation and waste) for underprivileged populations in developing countries; (2) fair ecological transition and social inclusion in France. Its actions comes within the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Fonds SUEZ initiatives supports projects for the development of access to essential services like drinking water, sanitation and waste management, trough partnerships with international solidarity organisations and specialized institutions in all countries. The Fonds SUEZ initiatives also accompanies humanitarian or emergency operations, namely via Aquassistance, the international solidarity organisation of voluntary personnel from SUEZ.

As part of the SUEZ Foundation’s new strategic orientations, the 2 priority areas of project support are:

  • Access to Essential Services (water, sanitation, hygiene) around the world
  • Fair Ecological Transition and Social Inclusion in France

2) Eligibility

Non-profit making specialist institutions as well as companies involved in the social and solidarity economy are eligible to apply. The Fondation supports projects proposed by project initiators with an associative legal status and which have been legally established for at least one year prior to the date of the submission of the project application.

3)  Location

The Foundation supports projects implemented in developing countries as well as in France.

4) Budget

The Fonds SUEZ initiatives is an endowment fund with an annual budget of  €4,000,000 par year. The Fund can contribute up to 50% of the total project budget. For projects regarding access to essential services, grant up to 80,000€ maximum. For a first endowment with a new partner, the limit can be up to 50,000€ maximum. For projects regarding social inclusion and social cohesion in France, grant up to 40,000€ maximum. For a first endowment with a new partner, the limit can be up to a maximum of 25,000€.

5) Application

As part of its new strategy, the Foundation continues to support projects through its call for projects. To simplify the application process, they are proposing a two-stage application process. Two calls for projects will be held per year (one for projects in January and a second in June). All applications must be submitted via the online portal.

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