Submitting your project

As the sponsor of a project linked to generous science or beauty, your application will be examined by the Foundation team and, where applicable, by the Foundation's governing bodies. It must meet the criteria for eligibility.

Take action with the L’Oréal Foundation
Take action with the L’Oréal Foundation

The L’Oréal Foundation supports only general-interest projects conducted by non-profit organisations. These projects must come within the Foundation’s two areas of action, which are:

Science: promoting research, in particular the place of women in science, and spreading scientific knowledge.

Beauty for all: helping people in difficult social circumstances or experiencing physical or psychological problems to regain self-esteem by taking care of their appearance; helping people in precarious circumstances to reintegrate into society by training for a career in the beauty sector.

The Foundation also takes the following conditions of eligibility into account :

  • The project must be of a practical, original and socially innovative nature;
  • The project must be signed up for the long term;
  • The project must include an evaluation component to measure the impact on beneficiaries;
  • The possibility of L’Oréal employees getting involved in the project.



The L’Oréal Foundation does not fund cultural, sporting or promotional events, or one-off projects such as galas or fairs. Nor does it support school trips, humanitarian missions, scholarships/grants or projects conducted by religious, denominational or political organisations.

How to submit a project

 

To submit your project, please complete the online form:
“Submit your project”

Only online submissions will be accepted.

Criteria for non-eligibility

All projects must be related to the Foundation's field of activity: generous science and beauty. Thus, sporting and cultural events are out of the Foundation's scope.

Individual, ad hoc projects do not meet the requirements for potential partnership.

All projects involve product donations at places such as events or festivals.

All projects should be student-run and with a humanitarian aim.

Individual projects

The selection process

Your submission will first be examined by the Foundation team from the point of view of strategic orientation and eligibility criteria. The Foundation team will then submit preselected projects to the Board of Directors.

Once a project has been accepted by the Board of Directors, a joint venture agreement will be concluded between the project partner and the Foundation.

The joint venture will be monitored by the Foundation team. The project will be regularly evaluated by the Board of Directors.

How to submit a project

 

To submit your project, please complete the online form:
“Submit your project”

Only online submissions will be accepted.

Criteria for eligibility


The projects must concur with the fields of activity of the L’Oréal Foundation.

Accessible science: to promote research, to reinforce the role of women in science, to allow the propagation of a scientific culture.

Generous beauty : to help persons affected by changes in their appearance to regain their self-esteem and to reintegrate socially; to help persons in a socially precarious situation to undergo training in a beauty-related field.

The Foundation does not support any requests that do not fall under its statutory duties.

We give preference to projects associated with the fields in which L’Oréal is active, which are planned for an appropriate period and demonstrate true originality in their approach, while still adhering to the values of the Group and the Foundation. We ensure that the proposed use of the assistance requested is accurately described by the project partner, including the objectives to be achieved and indicators that would allow us to evaluate the impact of the Foundation's support.

We pay careful attention to the feasibility of each project, along with the experience, stability and reach of the prospective project partner and the parties he will be working with. The projects presented may thus be funded by associations, NGOs, French foundations or any other corporate body not for gain. The target population must be accurately described.

The Foundation also takes the following criteria into account in its selection process :

  • the originality and social innovation of the project ;
  • its significant impact on the target population;
  • the potential for accurate measurement of the results of the support provided by the Foundation ;
  • the potential implications for L’Oréal employees.

Criteria for non-eligibility


All projects must be related to the Foundation's field of activity: generous science and beauty. Thus, sporting and cultural events are out of the Foundation's scope.

Individual, ad hoc projects do not meet the requirements for potential partnership.

All projects involve product donations at places such as events or festivals.

All projects should be student-run and with a humanitarian aim.

Individual projects

The selection process


Your submission will first be examined by the Foundation team from the point of view of strategic orientation and eligibility criteria. The Foundation team will then submit preselected projects to the Board of Directors.

Once a project has been accepted by the Board of Directors, a joint venture agreement will be concluded between the project partner and the Foundation.

The joint venture will be monitored by the Foundation team. The project will be regularly evaluated by the Board of Directors.

How to submit a project


Submit your request

L'Oréal Foundation
41, rue Martre
92117 Clichy cedex
France