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Endowment fund at Nausicaá

Help preserve the ocean by becoming a sponsor with the Nausicaá endowment fund.

Grande Raie Manta, Centre National de la Mer

Alongside its mission to raise public awareness on issues related to preserving the marine world, Nausicaá has created an endowment fund to support projects centred on the theme of "The Ocean, the Lungs of Mankind".

What is an endowment fund?

As a non-profit organisation of public interest, an endowment fund can appeal to the generosity of the public and companies and can grant donors the status of sponsors. All donations collected contribute to financing cultural, educational or natural environment protection structures or projects, as part of a general interest mission.

What is the purpose of a Nausicaá endowment fund?

Nausicaá's endowment fund is a means of furthering its preservation and awareness-raising activities by enlisting the support of sponsors.

In effect, with more than 7 billion people on the planet, our future depends on properly managing the environment, especially the ocean. The ocean covers almost three quarters of the Earth's surface and plays an essential role in the balance of life on Earth. It regulates the climate, stores CO2 and is an invaluable source of food, renewable energy and pharmaceutical solutions.

Preserve our planet for future generations!

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The fields of action of the endowment fund

  • Preserving biodiversity

  • Education and citizenship

  • Research and innovation

Take action together

Nausicaá invites you to combine our forces for the benefit of the Ocean and Mankind.

Becoming a partner or sponsor is a way of affirming and promoting your values, while at the same time mobilising your employees around a unifying and meaningful project. Depending on the project, different types of collaboration can be envisaged: financial partnership, sponsorship of skills or donations in kind.

As a sponsor of the Nausicaá Endowment Fund, you are entitled to a corporate tax reduction equal to 60% of the amount of the donation, up to a limit of 0.5% of pre-tax revenues.

Become a part of the projects initiated by Nausicaá, propose your project to us, or let's co-construct a project together!

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Why get involved with Nausicaá?

  • For citizen commitment

    with ambitious projects for our environment.

  • To be an active participant in the Blue Society

    and use marine resources sustainably.

  • To consolidate your local presence

    and boost your visibility

  • To join our circle of sponsors

    and meet prominent people

A major initiative: the Blue Carbon campaign

If the Amazon rainforest represents the green lungs of the planet, the oceans are the blue lungs. Not only does the ocean produce 50% of the oxygen we breathe, it is also the largest carbon sink on Earth. The ocean absorbs and stores CO2, a greenhouse gas, thereby limiting global warming.

Nausicaá and its endowment fund are seeking to promote and defend the blue lungs that our oceans, mangroves, underwater meadows and salt marshes represent. The carbon fixed by coastal ocean ecosystems is called "blue carbon".

The objective of this campaign is to support projects to restore "blue carbon sinks" so that the ocean and marine ecosystems will continue to be our "blue lungs".

This means protecting and restoring:

  • Mangroves,
  • Seagrass beds,
  • Salt marshes,
  • Coral reefs.

This represents a fundraising target of €3m by 2025. The endowment fund hopes to attract major sponsors to achieve this.

The Nausicaá endowment fund is a member of the 1% FOR THE PLANET initiative.

Its members donate at least 1% of their revenues each year to environmental projects.