the Foundation


women and girls benefitted from improved access to health services


Building on the relevance and positive results of the projects that we support, we will continue our endeavors to identify and strengthen meaningful actors and actions in the area of gender equality

Our role is to guarantee support of a quality commensurate with the ambitions of our partner organizations. Our guiding principles are to develop durable programs with them and to provide them with the means to act and grow.


Fondation CHANEL leverages the diverse skills of its employees to support its non-profit partners and beneficiaries. By offering their competencies as savoir-faire in a variety of fields, Chanel employees can support projects and participate in the capacity building of non-profit partners.

Throughout the year, the Foundation works with employees of the House of CHANEL to inform them about its projects and mobilize expert technical support to meet the expressed needs of its non-profit partners around the world.



To sustain its commitment to women, Fondation CHANEL supports knowledge generation for the philanthropic sector through operational research, program evaluation and case studies.

The Foundation actively contributes to the Chanel Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy. It is also involved in philanthropy networks internationally, such as the French Center for Funds and Foundations, the European Foundation Centre and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

As a bridge between the company and non-profit partners, Fondation CHANEL embodies a lasting commitment for women and girls worldwide.

Fondation CHANEL is a private and independent structure organized into two branches, one in Paris and one in New York.

The team of 10 employees in France and the United States works closely with Chanel offices in all countries. The Foundation Board consists of Chanel executives and experts from the non-profit sector.

Fondation CHANEL supports projects on all continents with financial, human and technical means, giving priority to stable countries.
It commits to long term partnerships that promote scaling up, social innovation, collaboration and leverage effects.

It strives to provide a customized and collaborative approach by promoting new strategies for women’s rights and empowerment



In order to be


one must always

be different


Through her entrepreneurial spirit and creativity, Gabrielle Chanel radically changed the norms of fashion, established new standards of elegance, and inspired a new vision of a free and active woman. Her remarkable story is that of a woman who overcame great obstacles and achieved independence and professional success by her own means.

Building on this heritage, and inspired by women everywhere, Chanel created its corporate foundation, which is dedicated to supporting women as agents of social change throughout the world.

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“If you were born without wings,
do nothing to prevent them from growing ”

Gabrielle Chanel