Community Development

€459 million allocated to social and economic development projects

Community development initiatives
Community development initiatives 2012 2013 2014
Community development spending – in € millions 316 357 459
Community development spending in non-OECD countries - as a % 93.1 86 89.7
Number of projects 3,082 3,404 3,470
Total Foundation + corporate philanthropy spending – in € millions 32.3 29.1 35.7

Total’s contribution over a six-year period (2009-2014) to the Fonds d’Expérimentation pour la Jeunesse (FEJ) youth development fund, in partnership with the French government: €60 million

A commitment to education

Our contribution to education is built on the five following international programs:

  • Primary and secondary education.
  • More than 10,000 scholarship students, of which 128 studying in France, supported in 40 countries in 2014.
  • A network of more than 60 partnerships with universities around the world.
  • 35 professorial and research chairs.
  • 50 professional training programs, from the high school to professional master's level.

Support for small businesses

Total Développement Régional (TDR) is dedicated to supporting small businesses.

  • Results for France:
    • 129 small businesses supported through loans
    • €6.6 million in loans granted
    • 2,259 jobs planned in these businesses
  • Support for exports:
    • 105 businesses supported
    • 15 VIE co-op interns hosted by our affiliates

More than 30% of community development actions dedicated to education and employment