Local Action,Global Impact

Our transformative journey since 2022

Foundation S is at the forefront of
sparking transformative change

This Impact Report highlights progress and achievements since our creation in 2022 to address global health disparities and champion innovative solutions. We look to 2024 and beyond, sharing how our work will continue to expand and evolve, guided by our vision of a healthier and more equitable world.

We are harnessing the power of collective action and community-based initiatives to improve the lives of vulnerable people, leverage our unique ‘think and do tank’ model to catalyze global conversations and make life-altering impacts where they’re needed most in communities worldwide.

Health resilience
and climate action

Recognizing that climate change is a public health emergency, we focus on building health resilience and climate action for vulnerable communities. We have supported local adaptation projects, partnered with communityled organizations, advocated for global policy change and spearheaded efforts to provide real-world evidence on effective local solutions.

with cancer

Building on the legacy of the My Child Matters Program, we have made strides in increasing survival rates for children with cancer. This includes capacity building for healthcare professionals, supporting children and families with holistic care, and influencing the field through extensive knowledge sharing.

Humanitarian aid
and medicine donations

Our humanitarian aid and medicine donations have supported vulnerable and displaced populations during times of crisis and beyond. We have partnered with diverse organizations at local, regional and global levels to strengthen coordination, broaden our reach and increase our impact.

sleeping sickness

We have collaborated with WHO and DNDi to work towards eliminating sleeping sickness. Our alliance has developed and distributed radical new treatments that have moved the world closer to eliminating the disease by 2030.

“By harnessing the power of philanthropy, we are undertaking daring initiatives and uniting forces to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Through Foundation S and the Sanofi Collective, we are serving patients and communities that we would otherwise not be able to reach, and I could not be more pleased with what we have achieved since its inception in 2022.”

Frédéric Oudéa, Chairman, Foundation S – The Sanofi Collective

Vanina Laurent-Ledru, Director General, Foundation S - The Sanofi Collective
We cannot change the world on our own - intelligence of the heart can only be collective.

The launch of Foundation S - the Sanofi Collective is the culmination of joint ideas and forces. Collaborating with diverse and multicultural partners and our people, the Sanofi Collective combines our energy and expertise to deepen our impact for communities in need.

Vanina Laurent-Ledru, Director General, Foundation S - The Sanofi Collective

We employ a dynamic five-step pathway torevolutionize the lives of vulnerable populations,using community-based solutions and broadening access to medicines globally.

Step 1

Foundation S adopts an entrepreneurial spirit and agile methods, utilizing several levers to jumpstart our impact journey. We leverage existing networks and access to diverse stakeholders for knowhow, expertise and resources, tap into established networks, convene diverse stakeholders, and form strategic partnerships with a specific focus on community focused and led programming.

Step 2

Our activities span grantmaking for sustainable, local initiatives, education and training programs, advocacy to influence policies, and collaborations with local partners and experts for collective action. We work with partners to develop medicines for neglected tropical diseases and provide aid in crises through medicine and financial donations.

Step 3

We work to bolster healthcare workforce capacities and community resilience to health and climate challenges. We promote equitable access to diagnosis and treatments, enhance health outcomes through digitalization, and generate vital data for tackling health and climate issues.

Step 4

Our initiatives lead to four key outcomes: reinforced public health ecosystems, improved health across our commitment areas, data-informed policymaking, and demonstration of an optimized philanthropic model.

Step 5

Foundation S ultimate goal is to significantly improve public health in low- and middle-income countries through four critical impacts.

Climate Action and Health Resilience
Communities in climate impacted countries are able to predict, respond, and adapt to the health impacts of climate change

Childhood Cancer
Achieving a survival rate of 60% for children with cancer by 2030

Humanitarian Aid & Medicine Donations
The health needs of vulnerable and displaced populations are addressed during times of emergency and non-emergency

Neglected Tropical Diseases
Eliminate sleeping sickness by 2030

Reimagining Philanthropy
for a better tomorrow

Our mission is to improve the lives of underserved communities by focusing on locally led programs, supporting community-based initiatives, and mobilizing collective action.

It’s time we re-evaluate our partnership with society
and rethink how we approach philanthropy

As the world continues to evolve and modernize, underserved populations still struggle for equitable access to healthcare.

Today, an estimated 2.5 billion people have limited access to quality healthcare, and the number is expected to increase as the world’s population approaches 8.5 billion by 2030. The world faces multiple challenges, from wars, climate change, health crises, and famine. It’s time we re-evaluate our partnership with society and rethink how we approach philanthropy.

We are at the forefront of sparking transformative change.

We are committed to harnessing the power of collective action to actively create healthier tomorrows for generations to come.

Foundation S - The Sanofi Collective is focused on
creating better futures in four key areas


Climate Action & Health Resilience


Childhood Cancer


Humanitarian Aid & Medicine Donations


Neglected Tropical Diseases

Our footprint:63 active programsin70 countries,andmillions of peoplereached through product donations

  • Climate Change & Health

22 grantees

with a strong focus on community empowerment and local adaptation to climate change

  • Childhood Cancer


children supported with cancer

  • Humanitarian Aid

22 million

people reached

  • Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)


reduction in sleeping sickness cases since 2000’s

Redefining the boundaries of conventional philanthropy
with our ‘Think and Do Tank’ model

Foundation S is not just participating in change;
we are actively driving it, leveraging our unique model to make tangible impacts where they’re needed most.

Through this unique dual philosophy, we work with global experts and thought leaders, fostering a ‘Think Tank’ style exchange of cutting-edge ideas to tackle health challenges in low and middle income countries. We go beyond being a forum for dialogue to actively translate these insights into action.

As a ‘Do Tank’ we address these challenges through robust collective action, spirited advocacy and raising awareness, and we work with communities to bring great ideas to scale that address the health challenges they face. Our approach is grounded in data and evidence, ensuring each step we take is informed and impactful.

We’ve taken center stage in international forums, igniting urgent dialogues on critical issues like climate adaptation and health, the fight against sleeping sickness, reducing cancer treatment abandonment, and expanding medicine donations.

At the heart of Foundation S is a powerful mobilization of Sanofi’s workforce and an alliance with diverse partners

In 2023, over 1,000 Sanofians committed to supporting Foundation S, including taking part in the Imagine for Margo childhood cancer race, raising over €100,000.

  • The Foundation S team is dedicated to bringing about our vision, ensuring effective operation and success, and inspiring collective action.
  • Our team of leaders oversees each of the four commitment areas as well as cross-cutting initiatives. Despite being an independent entity, Foundation S also leverages the know-how and expertise of Sanofi employees, also known as The Sanofi Collective, to strengthen its work and ensure effective strategic implementation.
  • Mobilizing and engaging Sanofi employees is central to how Foundation S operates.

Impact where it matters


Climate Action & Health Resilience

In 2023, Foundation S made significant strides in bolstering community-level climate adaptation and driving global advocacy for climate action.

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Childhood Cancer

Our ambition: Support the World Health Organization (WHO) goal of achieving a minimum survival rate of 60% for all children with cancer by 2030.


Humanitarian Aid & Medicine Donations

Our focus is on dismantling barriers to collaboration, aiming for a collective impact in crisis response.

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Neglected Tropical Diseases

Our vision to 2030 is to revolutionize the treatment landscape for vulnerable communities, making the sustainable eradication of sleeping sickness a tangible reality.

Looking tothe future