After ten years of patronage, Maisons du Monde pledged its long-term commitment to the protection of forests and biodiversity by creating the Maisons du Monde Foundation in late 2015. As of 2021, it becomes the endowment fund Maisons du Monde Foundation.
The MDM Foundation contributes to the protection of forests and trees all over the world, wherever urgent action is needed.
The MDM Foundation provides financial support and assists associations in implementing conservation programmes on the ground, aimed at and led by local populations. Since the end of 2015, we have supported 53 not-for-profit projects in 19 countries around the world.
When we all play our part, we can continue in our work to protect trees and forests. As such, the MDM Foundation is introducing programmes for the general public to improve environmental awareness and reconnect with nature.
Des Enfants et des Arbres works for the preservation of hedgerows and country trees in France by involving children in plantation projects.
In 2018, Maisons du Monde Foundation launchs a movement for trees in order to raise awareness and invite everyone to act for the preservation of trees.
This year, the movement is focused on reconnecting to the trees. Various activities related to this theme have been offered to the general public during the We Love Green (June 2 to 5) and the Nuits des forêts (June 18) festivals, of which we are sponsors.