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Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts

About Us

FACE Foundation is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting French-American relations through innovative cultural and educational projects.

In partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE Foundation promotes artistic, literary and educational exchange and collaboration between creative professionals from both countries.

With additional corporate, foundation, and individual support, FACE Foundation administers grant programs in the performing and visual arts, cinema, translation, and secondary and higher education, while providing financial sponsorship to French-American festivals and other cultural initiatives. FACE Foundation focuses on new and recent work of living artists and the promotion of bilingualism and the French language.

FACE Foundation (French-American Cultural Exchange) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation by Internal Revenue Service determination and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

FACE Foundation operates under the authority of a Board of Trustees.



FACE Foundation
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Mission Statement

• To further international understanding by fostering French American cultural exchange and supporting contemporary creative work in the arts and education.

• To develop and support relationships between professionals in all creative fields, and to encourage collaborative projects between cultural and educational institutions.

• To combine the strengths of both the French and American systems of supporting the arts and education in one common initiative:
— French public support features long-term financial commitments and draws on FACE’s partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy
— American private support from partner foundations, corporate and individual giving which made possible by the independence and private nature of FACE and its administrative structure.


Contact Us

Laurent Auffret
Executive Director

Oisín Muldowney
Administrative Manager



FACE Foundation

972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075