Celebrating the Present
“With more than 730,000 jobs created by French Firms, France is now the 3rd largest foreign employer in the country. France is the United States’ oldest ally. For this very reason, I strongly believe that we can address the challenges of the new decade.” – Ambassador Etienne
Since our founding in 1998, the Foundation has served as the leading US nonprofit organization dedicated to championing French-American relationships past, present, and future.
We are a cultural foundation in the sense that the Marquis de Lafayette, Benjamin Franklin, DuPont, Octave Chanute, Anne Morgan, the Lost Generation, Missy Meloney, Marie Curie, and Julia Child are all cultural figures.
Our partnerships and programming celebrate art, commerce, cuisine, diplomacy, history, industry and science – essentially every aspect of creative activity that fosters connection between the people of France and America.