The Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah is a private and public-interest foundation. The initial endowment came from the restitution by the government and certain financial institutions of dormant accounts from expropriated Jews living in France who were killed during the Holocaust.
With the funds generated by this endowment, the FMS subsidizes the Shoah Memorial (in Paris and in Drancy); supports projects expanding knowledge about the Shoah; provides assistance to survivors in need; encourages the transmission of Jewish culture; and combats anti-Semitism by facilitating intercultural dialogue.
The Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah has a duty to ensure that its endowment is well used and pledges to assess and choose the projects it supports with intellectual rigor and fairness.
The Foundation has set up the necessary tools for meticulous, transparent management.
Proposing a project
All projects submitted to the Foundation are evaluated independently, then examined by six thematic committees (History of Anti-Semitism and the Shoah, Memory and Transmission, Shoah Education, Jewish Culture, Solidarity, and Combating anti-Semitism and Support for Intercultural Dialogue) made up of volunteer experts.
Research: November 1st, 2018
Memory: January 7, 2019
Education: March 15, 2019
Jewish culture: January 7, 2019
Help for survivors: January 10, 2019
Combating anti-Semitism: January 5, 2019