Fondation Centrale Nantes

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What is the Fondation Centrale Nantes?

It is through the support of their entire community that the leading international schools maintain their high standards, enhance their reputation and strive for excellence. This is why the Fondation Centrale Nantes was created three years ago, taking over from the Fondation Centrale Initiatives.

Globalisation, energy transition and the explosion in digital technology are bringing about far-reaching changes in society in which science and technology play a leading role. Globalisation, energy transition and the explosion in digital technology are bringing about far-reaching changes in society, in which science and technology play a leading role. Engineering students and graduates have a central part to play and have new responsibilities. They must demonstrate creativity and ingenuity. Faced with societal and technological challenges, and with the ability to embrace other disciplines, tomorrow's engineers must adopt a new mindset in order to engage and unite around appropriate solutions.

And the Fondation Centrale Nantes has a role to play in supporting the School's activities, in particular programmes relating to research, education, student life and solidarity. The Fondation Centrale Nantes must be a driving force and have a knock-on effect. Its ambition is also naturally in line with the objective of bringing about lasting change.

Under the aegis of the Fondation de France, the Fondation Centrale Nantes was created on the school's initiative so as to enable projects that are part of the transformation of the school and society. The Fondation Centrale Nantes supports projects that respond to major societal challenges - employment, diversity and inclusion as well as sustainable development - and contributes to the school's standing.


5 projects allocated funding in 2022

  • Learning centre project as part of the rehabilitation of building B
  • Project for a research chair in bio-manufacturing
  • Grants for student entrepreneurs
  • Grants for students for international mobility
  • Emergency and solidarity fund

3 Areas of development

 
  • Institutional outreach
  • Employment, diversity and inclusion
  • Societal issues and sustainable development

5 Support programmes

  • Investment for the future and in property
  • Research projects and PhD scholarships
  • Entrepreneurship & startups
  • International projects and programmes
  • Inclusion & diversity programme

FAQ

Who are we?

The Fondation Centrale Nantes was created in 2019, taking over from the Fondation Centrale Initiatives.
It is a foundation under the aegis of the Fondation de France, an officially recognized non-profit organization. As a result, donors automatically benefit from tax reductions on income tax, on IFI (tax on real estate wealth) - and on corporate tax.

What is the purpose of the Fondation Centrale Nantes ?

The purpose of the Fondation Centrale Nantes is to contribute to the emergence or development of high value projects in line with the development of Centrale Nantes across all its missions, in order to consolidate school/company/graduate relations, to support entrepreneurship, research and innovation, and the students.

 Its ambition is naturally in line with the objective of bringing about lasting change.

The projects supported by the Fondation Centrale Nantes cover the following three areas:

  1. Institutional outreach
  2. Employment, diversity and inclusion
  3. Societal issues and sustainable development

5 different types of support programme:
 
  1. Investment for the future and in property
  2. Research projects and PhD scholarships
  3. Entrepreneurship & Startups
  4. International projects and programmes
  5. Inclusion & diversity programme
How is the Fondation Centrale Nantes governed?

The Fondation Centrale Nantes is administered by an Executive Committee composed of 7 administrators, including 3 donor representatives, 3 experts and the Director of Centrale Nantes or his representative. Mr. Gilles-Emmanuel BERNARD, business leader and former President of Centrale Nantes Alumni is President of the Fondation Centrale Nantes.

How can you as a Centrale Nantes alumnus support the Fondation Centrale Nantes?

Our alumni can help the Fondation Centrale Nantes in different ways.
Do not hesitate to share information about the Fondation Centrale Nantes within your networks.
You can also relay information to your company.
Perhaps you have a research topic related to the activities of Centrale Nantes? Or wish to develop the recruitment of young Centrale Nantes graduates?
Would you like to share your experience?
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What are the tax advantages for you?

When you make a donation to the Fondation Centrale Nantes, you are entitled to tax deductions.

66% of the donation is deductible from income tax up to a limit of 20% of taxable income.

  • If you make a donation of €100, the net cost after tax deduction is €34.
  • If you make a donation of €200, the net cost after tax deduction is €68.
  • If you make a donation of €300, the net cost after tax deduction is €102.
  • If you make a donation of €500, the net cost after tax deduction is €170.
  • If you make a donation of €1,000, the net cost after tax deduction is €340

75% of the donation is deductible from the tax on real estate wealth up to a limit of €50 000.
 
  • If you make a donation of €100, the net cost after tax deduction is €25.
  • If you make a donation of €200, the net cost after tax deduction is €50.
  • If you make a donation of €300, the net cost after tax deduction is €75.
  • If you make a donation of €500, the net cost after tax deduction is €125.
  • If you make a donation of €1,000, the net cost after tax deduction is €250.

Companies: 60% of your donation is deductible from your company tax as part of corporate sponsorship
If you make a donation of €5,000 on behalf of your company, you are entitled to a tax deduction of €3,000.

Details on the taxation of legal entities

60% of the donation is deductible from corporation tax in the context of corporate sponsorship, for donations less than or equal to €2,000,000.
40% for donation or parts thereof exceeding €2,000,000.
The amount of the donations used to calculate the deduction cannot exceed a ceiling of €20,000 or 0.5% of the donor company's annual turnover excluding tax, whichever is higher.
If the ceiling is exceeded during a financial year, the excess donation is spread over the next 5 financial years, after taking into account any new donations made during these financial years. The rate applied to this excess is the rate applied to the initial amount.
How to donate if you live abroad?

The Fondation Centrale Nantes, under the aegis of the Fondation de France, will join the Transational Giving Europe (TGE) network in 2023, which will allow you to benefit from tax deductions if you live in the countries concerned.
Similarly, a membership to the Friends of Fondation de France is planned for U.S. residents.

Published on January 11, 2018 Updated on January 27, 2023