About us

Helping each individual feel part of the community

Founded in 2002, the Fondation VINCI pour la Cité supports projects that provide solutions to the social or professional integration difficulties of the poorest.

The Foundation acts locally by systematically offering twofold support to the projects it accompanies: financial support and sponsorship by one or more employees in the Group.

It illustrates the VINCI Group’s determination to be a lasting partner to the communities for which it builds and manages so many structures and facilities.

Key figures

Since the Foundation Was Created:
1 650 projects supported
2 200 sponsorships implemented
More than €26 million in grants distributed

Every Year:
200 projects supported
1 à 4 sponsors involved in each project
€2.5 million in grants

Four fields of intervention to fight exclusion

Access to employment

The Foundation supports those working to access to jobs for people far from employment, and access to training for people without degrees or qualifications: structures that target integration through economic activity; sheltered and adapted work structures for the disabled; and organisations targeting dropouts (literacy, basic skills training, etc.).

Inclusive mobility

The Foundation accompanies initiatives that foster mobility for people facing social or professional exclusion: social driving schools and garages, socially-supportive hire companies, mobility platforms; projects to assist spatial-temporal orientation; and mobility assistance services.

Integration through housing

The Foundation encourages those who enable vulnerable people to access and stay in housing: social and very social housing creators and managers; associations working with the homeless, poorly housed or at risk of expulsion; projects favouring inter-generational and social diversity and participatory housing.

Social ties in priority neighbourhoods

The Foundation provides its support to associations that act to build social ties, and fight isolation and social exclusion among inhabitants of priority neighbourhoods: general purpose associations (youth centres, support groups, workshops, academic support, neighbourhood events); literacy centres; associations fighting youth dropouts (integration through sports and culture).