Our history

The foundation is at the heart of the Group’s philanthropic activities and social responsibility. From its inception in 1987 to the present it has been proactively involved in a natural extension of the company’s mission: helping everyone to communicate better.

2019: 140,000 registered for our Cultural MOOCs.

2018 We have trained 60,000 young people and women in difficulty free of charge in our Digital Workshops in France.

2015 The Orange Foundation moves in a new direction with digital solidarity. Alongside its traditional efforts, the priority becomes the digital education of young people.


The Orange Foundation has been helping young people and women to integrate through digital technology since 2014
The Orange Foundation has been helping young people and women to integrate through digital technology since 2014.
In 27 countries.
  • 58,998 Digital workshops in France
  • 362 Digital Centres in 23 countries
  • 170 Solidarity FabLabs in 23 countries
  • 1,357Digital Schools in 16 countries

Committed Orange employees host these digital training courses.
Key figures: december 2021.


2012 Skills philanthropy is launched, with the Temps Partiel Senior (Senior Part Time) scheme involving Orange employees in France.

2011 The 20th anniversary of the Orange Foundation’s support people with autism.

2010 Orange Solidarity is born, with the first digital training workshops for social and professional integration.

2007 20 years of commitment... The France Telecom Foundation becomes the Orange Foundation.

2005 Four new areas of commitment: healthcare, visual and hearing impairment, education, combating illiteracy and education for girls in developing countries.
Growth in international philanthropy.

2002 Phoenix Award from the UDA (French advertisers’ association).

2001 First Autism Days organised in partnership with parents’ associations.

1995 Community “Oscar” (Admical)

1991 Commitment to helping people with autism and their families. The France Telecom Group creates the Volunteers for Autism association, made up of employee volunteers.

1990 First Nuit de la Voix (Night of the Voice) concert at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, with an audience of 1,200.
Philanthropy “Oscar” (Admical).

1987 Establishment of the France Telecom Foundation with two focus areas: vocal music and gymnastics