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Make a donation

🇺🇸 Donations from the United States:

By Check

Please, download and complete the donor form and send your check to:
Friends of ENS c/o BlueStone Services, LLC
9690 Deereco Road, Suite 500
Timomium, MD 21093

By Paypal

By Bank Transfer

Please contact Caroline Guény-Mentré, Executive Director:
Tel:+33 (0) 7 83 55 46 05

🇪🇺 Donations from a European Country:

The ENS Foundation benefits from the TGE program; donors who live within the 19 European countries can make a gift to the ENS Foundation and benefit from tax deductions in their individual country (Countries Involved: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Spain, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romany, Slovakia Republic, United Kingdom (, Slovenia, Switzerland)

Contact Caroline Guény-Mentré for further information regarding European partner organizations: or +33 6 84 77 61 05

Online Gift

Give through our donation page with your credit or debit card.

By Check

Send us a check signed to the ENS Foundation to:
Fondation de l’ENS, 45 rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris, alongside this completed form.

By Wire Transfer

Please contact the ENS Foundation at

Tax Deductions

If you are an individual

You can support the ENS Foundation through a one-time or recurring gift. For instance, you can give a recurring annual gift of 5000€ per year to support ENS Foundation Scholars or give a one-time gift of 20,000 € to be utilized over five years for our Olympic Scholarships Program.

Your gift is tax-deductible up to 66%, within the limit of 20% of taxable income. If the amount is over this limit, the amount must be reported over the next five years (Article 200 of Code des Impôts). If you are subject to the Real estate wealth tax (IFI), you can benefit from a tax deduction of up to 75% if your donation is up to €50,000 (with a cap on gifts of €66,666).

My Donation Cost after IR deduction (66%) 1Net amount after IFI deduction (75%) 2
1 000€340€250€
10 000€3 400€2 500€
Other amount34%25%

1 Up to 20% of your income will be deductible
2 Up to €50,000 per year

If you are a company

You can support the ENS Foundation and ENS’s development, whether for the creation of a Research or Academic Chair, a specific research project, or a scholarship program.

For companies subject to corporate income tax the deductibility is 60% of the amount of the payment, up to a limit of 0.5% of sales they can deduct 60% from their donation, in the limit of 0.5% of sales excluding tax. If the payment exceeds this limit, the surplus is to be reported over the next five years (Article 238bis of Code des Impôts).

My Donation Net cost after 60% tax deductionNet cost after tax deduction
50 000€30 000€20 000€
100 000€60 000€40 000€
300 000€180 000€120 000€
500 000€300 000€200 000€