Supporting the Fondation Napoléon
The Fondation Napoléon is a registered charity (Reconnue d’utilité publique by a decree dated 12 November, 1987). As such it is an active participant in the preservation of Napoleonic heritage and in the promotion of historical knowledge and the understanding of the two French empires.
Supporting us also gives rise to tax benefits (for taxpayers in France – for US taxpayers, please contact us).
Whether you are a private individual or a company, your donations to the Fondation go through simple procedures and result in tax benefits.
If you are a private individual
For individuals paying tax in France, donations known as ‘manual donations’, meaning direct payments to the Fondation Napoléon in cash, cheque or bank transfer, result in an income tax reduction of 66% of the amount of the donations, with donations limited to 20% of the donor’s taxable annual revenue. If the amount of the donation exceeds this limit, there is the possibility of spreading the tax benefit over five years. The Fondation Napoléon provides a tax receipt which should be sent with your tax return.
You give us €1,000 for one of our projects. You can deduct €660 from your income tax.
if you are a company
You can benefit from an income tax reduction equivalent to 60% of the donation amount, with a limit €5 per €1000 of pre-tax turnover. Donating is an elegant way to include social responsibility in your company’s image, and to place your organisation in the heart of culture and learning.
By donating, you are contributing to all of the Fondation Napoleon’s activities.
You can also ask us to use your donation specially to help a particular activity we are engaged in, meaning you would be working alongside us on one of the following projets of your choice:
For the bicentenary of Napoleon I’s death on 5 May 2021, the Musée de l’Armée and the Fondation Napoléon are joining forces to launch an international subscription to help restore, at the Hôtel National des Invalides, the monuments associated with the Emperor and his brothers Joseph, King of Naples and later of Spain, and Jerome, King of Westphalia and later Governor of Les Invalides.
The restoration and revamp of these monuments will be part of a larger “Napoleon Season”, in 2021, which will include a major exhibition, concerts, talks and many other events, all of which will be open to the public.
The Fondation Napoléon has set up a ‘Chaire Napoléon’ at the Institut Catholique d’Etudes Secondaire in La Roche-sur-Yon. As well has running a course on the Consulate and the Empire for second year History undergraduates, the ‘Chaire Napoléon’ organises lectures and study days for the general public.
At the start of 2010, the Fondation Napoléon put the first volumes of its digital library online. These volumes come from the Fondation’s collection, and include rare works, reference books, almanachs, maps, and previously unfindable documents are made available for free to the public in a section of the website.
In order to continue the collective work already well underway with the restoration and reorganisation of the French Domains of St Helena, the Fondation Napoléon and Saint Helena Napoleonic Heritage (the non-profit organisation responsible for the management of the Domains’ operations), are continuing to seek funds to finance the day-to-day repair work as well as for future major restorations, including the roof of the Emperor’s apartments at Longwood House, which will have to be replaced in the medium term.
Contact and further information
“Supporting the Fondation Napoléon”
7 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
Tel.: +33 (0)1 56 43 46 00
Fax: +33 (0)1 56 43 46 01