Fondation Agir Contre l'Exclusion

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Fondation Agir Contre l'Exclusion (FACE) is a private foundation in France.[1] The aim is to help young people from humble backgrounds to join the private sector.[2]


It was founded by Martine Aubry in 1993.[3][4][5][6] The founding partner companies were AXA, Groupe Casino, Club Med, Crédit Lyonnais, Danone, Darty, FIMALAC, Euro-RSCG-Havas, Lyonnaise des Eaux, Péchiney, RATP, Renault, and Sodexho.[6] Its current President is Gérard Mestrallet, the CEO of GDF Suez.[7] Bernard Kouchner is a board member.[7]


  1. Michael Zils, World Guide to Foundations: Europe, K.G. Saur, 2001 [1]
  2. Denise Hizette, Education funding in Europe: two hundred and five profiles of foundations and corporate funders active in education in Europe and intercontinentally, European Foundation Centre, 1998, p. 73 [2]
  3. John Ardagh, France in the new century: portrait of a changing society, Viking, 1999, p. 180 [3]
  4. Pierre Roger, Vers l'État charitable?, Editions de l'Atelier, 2000, p. 56 [4]
  5. Élisabeth Laville, L'entreprise verte : Le développement durable change l'entreprise pour changer le monde, Pearson Education France, 2009, p. 134 [5]
  6. 6.0 6.1 Patrick Refalo, Rémi Remondière, Nicole Frazier-Bouzouaoui, Concours d'entrée éducateur de la PJJ: Protection judiciaire de la jeunesse, Elsevier Masson, 2009, p. 162 [6]
  7. 7.0 7.1 FACE Board of Directors

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