OUR VISION

We believe in a world where everyone can realise their potential

OUR MISSION

We are committed to improving the lives of vulnerable communities in low-income countries around the world, with a particular focus on women and children. With the right support and access to new opportunities and choices, we believe that those living in extreme poverty can actively shape their own destinies and begin to thrive.

OUR VALUES
Our work is defined by :
RESPECT
for the communities we engage with
TRUST
that shapes our relationship with our partner organisations
INTEGRITY
that drives our commitment to accountability and continuous improvement
COMPASSION
that pushes us to create a fairer world

OUR FOCUS AREAS

We fund non-profit organisations that address the multiple challenges of poverty. We provide support across four key areas.

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Access to basic services

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Women’s social and economic development

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Sustainable livelihoods and ecosystems

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Emergency response

HOW WE WORK

We provide grants to non-profit organisations who share our values, align with our core funding areas and have a proven track record of creating long-term positive impact. Discover who we look for and how we support our partner organisations.

GOVERNANCE

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, we are governed by Swiss law and operate under the supervision of the Federal Supervisory Board for Foundations of the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs in Bern. We are funded by Cartier but operate in full independence from its commercial interests.

MEET OUR TEAM

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Pascale de la Frégonnière

Strategic Advisor to the Board

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Irina Schlossarek

Programme Manager

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Muriel Guigue

Head of Philanthropy

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Samdoup Allier

Programme Officer

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Irene Amodei

Communication Manager

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Aldijana BEĆIROVIĆ

Administrative and Grants Coordinator

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Nicki Burns

Communication and Project Officer

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Giulia Dei

Communication Intern

OUR BOARD
A Board of seven members provides leadership and supervises our operations. Each serves for a renewable term of one year on a voluntary basis.
Cyrille Vigneron
President of the Board and CEO of Cartier
Wendy Luhabe
Non-Executive Director, Richemont
Pierre Rainero
Image, Style and Heritage Director of Cartier
Jacqueline Ronconi
Head Counsel Cartier, Richemont
François Lepercq
Senior VP, Chief Finance Officer
Erica Lovett
Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Cartier North America
Grégoire Blanche
CEO of Cartier Europe

Cartier Philanthropy’s dedication to mitigating the challenges faced by the world’s least-developed regions is a reminder that we all have the potential – and therefore the duty – to take action

Cyrille Vigneron

CEO of Cartier