RATP Group Foundation history

18 October 1995: The Fondation d’entreprise RATP pour la citoyenneté (RATP corporate foundation for civic responsibility) was created.
The Foundation’s initial aim was to facilitate collaboration between institutions, organisations, and associations across regions in which RATP Group operates, to further the principle of civic responsibility. The Foundation’s strategy consists of three parts: learning about civic responsibility, raising awareness on civic responsibility, and practicing civic responsibility.
Moreover, as part of the momentum that RATP has built up through Association pour une meilleure citoyenneté des jeunes (APMCJ, association for the promotion of civic responsibility among youth), the Foundation deploys measures to facilitate workforce integration.

1999: The Foundation diversified its areas of activity.
The Foundation is now active in four areas:
• Promoting civic responsibility,
• Combatting all forms of substance abuse,
• Social integration through economic empowerment,
• Social and cultural sponsorship.
The Foundation executes RATP’s desire to facilitate the social integration of disadvantaged youth, and to combat all forms of social exclusion on a broader scale, while supporting the sustainable development of urban regions in line with urban policy.

2002: Changes were made to the Foundation’s areas of activity, notably with regard to sports and culture.
The Foundation launched initiatives to promote civic-mindedness, sports, culture, and solidarity.

2010: The Trajets d’Avenir programme was created and the Foundation’s activities were reorganised into three main focuses:
Destination association (support for local associations that promote equal opportunity, access to culture, as well as collaboration and cooperation between regions served by RATP Group);
• Trajets d’avenir (Pathways to the future, a programme that funds study scholarships and provides access to highly specialised educational pathways that are combined with mentorship by Group employees);
Parcours d’émotion (Pathways to the soul, a programme providing access to culture, which is led together with cultural institutions that aim to offer cultural excellence to groups that would not ordinarily have access to it).

2011: The Foundation pledged to adhere to the principles in the Charte du Mécénat (sponsorship charter).
RATP Foundation became one of the first three corporate foundations to adhere to the principles of the corporate sponsorship charter, which sets out the guiding principles of sponsorship activities.

2016: The 2016-2020 was formalised through three programmes.
The Foundation’s activity programmes are now:
• Access to employment,
• Access to culture,
• Access to education.

2018: The ecological transition programme was added.
The Foundation launched a fourth activity programme to more closely meet one of the Group’s strategic priorities: the ecological transition.
Led by the same goal, the Foundation now seeks to promote associative projects that factor in the challenges relating to digital development and/or gender equality.

2021The ability to provide financial aid in exceptional situations and crises was added.

Funding can be provided during environmental, health, social and economic crises, wars, famines and natural disasters, to the equivalent of up to 5% of the annual allocation

2023: The focus returned to two social integration strategies.

RATP Group Foundation asserts its mission to promote the social integration of economically and/or socially vulnerable urban populations, and conducts its activity focusing on two strategies:
• Facilitating workforce integration,
• Promoting equal access to resources and to opportunities in cities.