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Our Mission & Vision

Mission

Mission


We foster a dynamic civil society through learning, innovation and engagement by the promotion of strategic philanthropy and social investing, building bridges across borders and generations.

Vision

Vision


We promote a well-developed and effective civil society where individuals, acting together, address common problems and build sustainable social equity for future generations.

Who We Are

The Tocqueville Foundation is a Franco-American initiative founded by Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville. It is an international grant-making, prize awarding and operating foundation, registered in France under the auspices of the Institut de France. The Foundation is governed by a six-member board.
Brenna Lundstrom is Director of the Prince’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy. Nabil Ait Akkache is Director for the Tocqueville Challenge.
The Tocqueville Foundation works in concert with its counterparts at the Institut de France, including Leticia Petrie, Directeur des Services Administratifs, and Louis de Genouillac, Chargé de la Communication.

Our Heritage

The Tocqueville Foundation is devoted to promoting Alexis de Tocqueville’s unique vision of democracy and the rights and responsibilities of all members of society. It is has a special focus on France and Europe while nevertheless being global in scope.
We encourage private action as a means to address societal issues; at the same time, fostering global dialogue to promote innovation in philanthropy in support of civil society.

Our Partners

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Institut de France


Created in 1795 as a not for profit body for the promotion of art, science and literature, Institut de France is composed of five Academies: the Académie Française, the Académie des Inscriptions & Belles-Lettres, the Académie des Sciences, the Académie des Beaux-Arts and the Continue reading « Institut de France »

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Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation


His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II of Monaco is an active philanthropist and concerned citizen, personally involved in mobilizing support for issues from the environment to humanitarian and cultural. He hosts the annual Prince’s Roundtable on Philanthropy with the Institut de France and the Tocqueville Foundation.

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The Conseil Général de la Manche


The Foundation partners with the Conseil Général de la Manche and the Association du Prix Alexis de Tocqueville who have awarded the renowned Tocqueville Prize of political literature since its inception in 1979. This prize is awarded to distinguished political thinkers from around the world who advocate the values of Alexis de Tocqueville.

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United Way International


The Foundation joined with United Way International to form the United Way Tocqueville Association in France in 2008. United Way Tocqueville Association is now an independent not for profit organisation registered in France with its own governing board, executive director, programs, and resources.

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Earhart Foundation


The Earhart Foundation is a key partner of the Tocqueville Foundation in their shared mission to promote citizen engagement and debate on basic principles of democratic societies. The Earhart Foundation supports new initiatives of the Tocqueville Foundation that promote learning and civic action.