Supporting research in the human and social sciences and promoting its diffusion
The Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme is an institution of public interest. For over 40 years, it has held a privileged position in research in the human and social sciences in France and abroad.
Through its initiatives and action, the Foundation helps scientists from various institutions and geographical horizons cooperate in innovative projects covering all the human and social sciences.
The Foundation also strives to be a resource center for researchers (research library, hosting facilities, computer resources, etc.) as well as an active structure for diffusing and promoting their work (publishing house, online bookshop, audiovisual archives, scientific events, etc.).
Joining forces with the FMSH means helping it to continue pursuing its missions and thereby:
- reinforce the role and influence of French research abroad,
- increase scientific exchanges between geographical areas
- promote the professional future of young researchers.
Your support is key for developing knowledge and forming responsible citizens.
Terms Governing Donations
Created by official decree on 4 January 1963, the Foundation is authorized to receive financial donations.
All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible:
- 66% of the donation amount can be deducted from income taxes, but may not exceed 20% of taxable income,
- 60% of the donation amount can be deducted from company taxes, but may not exceed 5% of the yearly sales figure.
Donations to the foundation by inheritors of estates are fully exempt from paying inheritance taxes on the amount donated
(New fiscal provisions applicable to patronage in effect from 1 January 2005; Law 2005-32 from 18 January 2005 on planning for social cohesion replacing Art. 200-1 of the CGI).
Concerning donations from companies, any surplus may be grounds for a tax reduction during the subsequent five fiscal years; for individuals, any surplus may be carried over during the subsequent four years.