The Reblochon Company has established the Rebloch’ Philanthropy!
At the end of 2020, Snowleader created a corporate foundation to support projects of public interest. Working in the name of patronage, it is a nonprofit foundation that serves causes for the common good.
Since outdoor sports and the mountains are in our DNA, we have one goal: to give all children the chance to discover, love and preserve the mountains.
In the face of the crises and tensions that fracture our modern world, we have decided to take direct action. Our foundation supports projects of public interest that respond to the major challenges facing our society in terms of social inequalities and the environment.
Each year, Snowleader pledges to donate €10 to the foundation for every order placed by their customers during the 4 days of Black Friday sales in Europe. You cannot directly donate to a corporate foundation, but your orders generate a donation and so they mean more than ever during this event!
Each year, a call for projects is launched to find projects to engage in or associations to collaborate with. The call starts at the beginning of December and lasts for three months. During this time, if you are a nonprofit organisation of public interest*, we invite you to submit a project that meets our objectives.
*This category includes Organisations of Public (particularly organisations under the 1901 French law whose management is not for profit, whose activity is neither competitive nor for profit, and don’t not benefit a limited circle of people), foundations and associations recognised as being of public interest, sheltered foundations, endowment funds, local authorities, public research laboratories, etc.
Do you have a project that aims to preserve and protect the mountain environment by either raising awareness or taking action (protecting biodiversity, preserving water and glaciers, reducing carbon emissions, green transport, recycling, dismantling outdated facilities, raising public awareness, etc...) ?
Do you have a project that encourages children and young people to explore the mountains, and discover activities and an environment that they know little or nothing about.
Apply now and we would be delighted to take your proposal into consideration.
The Snowleader corporate foundation is coordinated by a Board of Directors that is made up of 14 members. The Board includes a Chairman, Thomas Rouault, who is also the founder of Snowleader, as well as 9 internal Snowleader employees and 5 external members. The latter includes a journalist who specialises in mountain press, two photographers, a former athlete, and a manager of environmental sponsorship projects for a well-known and committed brand. Each member's background and vision of the mountains play a role in the selection of projects supported by the foundation.
These projects are pre-selected by the foundation's team and presented to the administrators, who decide which projects will be selected and the financial support they will receive. This process takes place once a year and we cannot therefore respond to requests outside of the three-month call for projects period (from December to February).
At Snowleader, we want to enable all of our employees to be involved in the projects supported by the foundation. Those who wish to, can participate in environmental projects or projects with young people in the mountains. To achieve this, we have launched a corporate volunteer program which offers each employee 5 working days per year to spend collaborating with our partnered organisations.
Here are some examples of projects we have supported since 2021.
To facilitate access to the mountains for young people:
To encourage the protection of the mountain environment:
Take a look at our activity report to find out more and visit the foundation's website at: