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The Trafigura Foundation provides long-term funding and expertise to improve socioeconomic conditions of vulnerable communities around the world. We join forces with experienced organisations on the ground to achieve long-lasting impact with programmes tailored to local realities. 

Until 2016, we have supported programmes in the fields of sustainable development, education and integration, and health. In 2017, we framed a new strategic vision which will bring us to concentrate our resources towards two areas of action: Fair and Sustainable Employment and Clean and Safe Supply Chains.

Beside these two focus areas, the Foundation’s other mission remains to pool the charitable and community-oriented initiatives of Trafigura employees around the world and to encourage, support and develop these activities through its dollar-for-dollar matching policy and “Charity of the Year” initiative.

DOES MY PROJECT RELATE TO ONE OF THE TRAFIGURA FOUNDATION’S AREAS OF FOCUS?

Your project must fit under one of our two areas of focus: fair and sustainable employment or clean and safe supply chains.

In the field of Fair and Sustainable Employment, we support programmes that are able to

  • Promoting access to dignified jobs for marginalised communities through training and placement activities.
  • Supporting social entrepreneurs in strengthening their business ventures so that they can become levers of development and creat jobs in their communities.
  • Fostering innovative social enterprises that have the potential to tackle root causes of poverty in a sustainable manner.


In the field of Clean and Safe Supply Chains, we support programmes that are able to

  • Improve health and safety of populations impacted by logistics activities.
  • Tackle environmental issues caused by transportation or infrastructure at land and sea.
IS THERE A TRAFIGURA OR TRAFIGURA-RELATED BUSINESS ENTITY IN THE COUNTRY WHERE MY PROJECT TAKES PLACE?

The Foundation wishes to create as many opportunities as possible for Trafigura employees to interact with and contribute to its philanthropic endeavours. We are keen to generate interest in and awareness of the socio-economic issues affecting the communities they are part of, no matter where they are in the world. As a consequence, we tend to favour projects based in locations where the Trafigura Group is active. For the full list of Trafigura’s global locations, please see: www.trafigura.com.

IS THE IMPACT OF MY PROJECT TANGIBLE AND CONCRETE?

This is a key feature your project must have to be eligible for a grant from the Foundation. The outcome of your project must make a genuine and measurable difference to the communities and people concerned. We do not accept projects which do not meet this requirement, such as data-collection surveys, fundraising events, conferences or seminars, epidemiological studies, evaluation/assessment surveys, etc.

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The Trafigura Foundation provides long-term funding and expertise to improve socioeconomic conditions of vulnerable communities around the world. We join forces with experienced organisations on the ground to achieve long-lasting impact with programmes tailored to local realities. 

Until 2016, we have supported programmes in the fields of sustainable development, education and integration, and health. In 2017, we framed a new strategic vision which will bring us to concentrate our resources towards two areas of action: Fair and Sustainable Employment and Clean and Safe Supply Chains.

Beside these two focus areas, the Foundation’s other mission remains to pool the charitable and community-oriented initiatives of Trafigura employees around the world and to encourage, support and develop these activities through its dollar-for-dollar matching policy and “Charity of the Year” initiative.

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We join forces with experienced organisations on the ground to achieve long-lasting impact with programmes tailored to local realities. 

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The Trafigura Foundation provides long-term funding and expertise to improve socioeconomic conditions of vulnerable communities around the world. We join forces with experienced organisations on the ground to achieve long-lasting impact with programmes tailored to local realities. 

The Trafigura Foundation provides long-term funding and expertise to improve socioeconomic conditions of vulnerable communities around the world. We join forces with experienced organisations on the ground to achieve long-lasting impact with programmes tailored to local realities. 

Trafigura Work & Learn Center Participates In White House Event Aiming To Create Tech Jobs

On 20 April 2015, the first White House ‘Tech Meet-Up’ event brought together more than 150 business and community leaders, coders, designers, entrepreneurs and funders from across the US to share and exchange ideas about promoting entrepreneurship, economic development, and innovation. Trafigura Foundation partner, YEP – which stands for Youth Empowerment Project – was invited to share it experience training young people in digital media and design. YEP runs the Trafigura Work & Learn (W&L) Center in New Orleans.

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Orchestras for All uses orchestral rehearsals, dedicated sessions of ensemble music-making, and team-building activities around music to create not only great symphonies, but also social change and inclusion.

A UK-based organisation, Orchestras for All promotes access to high quality music experience, especially ensemble music making, for young people with complex lives and coming from all sorts of backgrounds.

The highly important benefits produced by music education (such as the development of self-confidence, self-efficacy, cultural awareness, and the social experience of playing in an orchestra) are often limited to privileged groups. Orchestras for All uses music making to transcends socio-economic status, disabilities and educational opportunities that divide generations to create a unique orchestra embracing all kinds of young music lovers.

The aim of the gathering at the White House was to further President Obama’s ‘TechHire Initiative’, an undertaking launched in 2015 to find and train workers for 500,000 open jobs in technology in the US. Through the Trafigura-sponsored Work & Learn Center in New Orleans, YEP runs many activities to empower youth and make them more employable, among which a bicycle repair shop. Since 2014, it has also been delivering digital design and web development classes.The aim of the gathering at the White House was to further President Obama’s ‘TechHire Initiative’, an undertaking launched in 2015 to find and train workers for 500,000 open jobs in technology in the US. Through the Trafigura-sponsored Work & Learn Center in New Orleans, YEP runs many activities to empower youth and make them more employable, among which a bicycle repair shop. Since 2014, it has also been delivering digital design and web development classes.The aim of the gathering at the White House was to further President Obama’s ‘TechHire Initiative’, an undertaking launched in 2015 to find and train workers for 500,000 open jobs in technology in the US. Through the Trafigura-sponsored Work & Learn Center in New Orleans, YEP runs many activities to empower youth and make them more employable, among which a bicycle repair shop. Since 2014, it has also been delivering digital design and web development classes.

Tech skills open up the way to careers

In these classes, students focus on design and creative solutions including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, video editing, and social media. Thanks to a partnership with Operation, YEP is also able to offer a web development curriculum. Operation Spark is an organisation dedicated to providing underserved New Orleans youth with a direct route to careers in web development; their developers teach W&L students the basics of website and app development including video game and mobile app creation. Participants also become literate in Javascript, CSS, HTML5 and other computer languages used to build websites and develop functionality.

 “Combined, all these skills and software knowledge make for a very interesting package in today’s increasingly tech- and web-driven job market. An added plus is that this instruction mimics the way software developers work and is designed to put these young people on a pathway to success in the computer coding field.”

A day to remember

The YEP team’s visit to the White House was a great success. Harvey Sanders, Assistant Director of the Trafigura Work & Learn Center, comments on his once-in-a-lifetime experience:

“My participation in the first ever White House ‘Tech Meet-Up’ was incredibly inspiring. I got to meet a lot of amazing people who are doing innovative things around the country. Half the attendees were Tech Meet-Up organisers and the rest were a mix of city government officials, developers, community organisers, educators and more. (…) One of the main things we talked about was how to encourage companies to invest in hiring people without formal training or certificates. We discussed a lot of potential solutions, including how best to show employers that by not hiring from this pool of potential employees, they are missing out on untapped talent and potential that could negatively impact them down the line. Finally, I was also able to share the work of the Youth Empowerment Project and the Trafigura Work & Learn Center.”

You can read more about the White House event here.

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COVID-19 EMERGENCY: OUR RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC

Discover the special programmes that the Trafigura Foundation supported to help vulnerable communities during the pandemic

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