Protecting Children Rights

in Cambodia

The M Foundation is proudly supporting Friends-International, a  non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and building futures of the most [...]

Promoting Women Empowerment through Entrepreneurship

in Brazil

The M Foundation is proudly supporting Rede Asta, an NGO and Social Business promoting Women’s self-confidence and socio-economic independence through entrepreneurship in [...]




who we

We are a grant-making Charitable Foundation, created by Mademoiselle Agency to celebrate its 20 years of existence.

Our Mission is to contribute to the social and economic emancipation of marginalized Women and Children, and to help them realize a better future by promoting Women Empowerment, Child Protection, and Education.

Women & Children

our past, our future

we do

We support some of the most effective, innovative and trust-worthy Non-Profit Organizations working in the fields of Women Empowerment, Child Protection, and Education, in line with our core values.

The projects, identified by the Executive Committee in collaboration with Philanthropy Advisors, undergo a strict selection criteria to ensure real positive impact.


To ensure the quality of the projects, the M Foundation relies on the consulting services of Philanthropy Advisors, a strategic philanthropy consulting firm established by humanitarian professionals




After studying Business in France and Wales, it is the chance of an encounter that leads Sylvie into the modeling industry. She soon rises to the top of Mademoiselle Agency becoming CEO. After several years running a successful business she decides to get involved in a brand new adventure and creates a Charity Foundation, eager to share her achievements with those in need.



Pascal, in charge of international relations and finances at Mademoiselle Agency, played a crucial role for the launching of the M Foundation. He has witnessed through his extensive travels the vulnerability of women and children in disadvantaged communities. Strongly committed to empowering girls and women, he actively pushed for the creation of the M Foundation.


Press/Media Relation

Marie, after attending nursing school and working for 6 years in the health sector, joined Mademoiselle Agency as head of the editorial department, following her passion for photography and art. She found in the M Foundation project a way to channel her passion for helping others, the same commitment that drove her to become a nurse in the first place.



Ana is a Brazilian model. Passionate about traveling, she has lived in and visited many countries in the world including India and Thailand. For Ana, each new country is an opportunity for discovery and personal enrichment. She showed from the very beginning her commitment to the M Foundation and its goal of empowering women and children in difficulty. Today, she is a proud ambassador.



Women and Human Rights Expert

Sophie is a lawyer and consultant, expert in international law and human rights. Holding a LLM in International Law from Fordham University, she has worked with the United Nations and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. She is also cofounder of the United Nations Committee on Women in France.


Education Expert

Jérémy Lachal is the co-founder and General Director of Bibliothèques Sans Frontières (BSF), an NGO whose mission is to provide the most vulnerable populations with the tools to understand the world and transform it. In 2014, BSF launched the Ideas Box, a revolutionary portable multimedia toolkit designed specifically for refugees in collaboration with Philippe Stark and the United Nations Refugee Agency.


Ambassador of the M Foundation

anaBorn and raised in Brazil, one of the countries most deeply affected by social and economic inequalities, I have always been passionate about social justice, and inspired by the strength with which many women living in vulnerable communities work to achieve a better life.

Subject to social stereotypes and marginalization, women in disadvantaged communities and beyond often find it hard, if not impossible, to break the poverty and violence cycles they live in.

I was born in Campo Grande, and raised in a little city called Primavera do Leste in the middle of Mato Grosso. After I finished my high school, I was like all teenagers a bit lost, not sure of what to do with my life.

Unlike many girls in Brazil, however, I had the possibility to choose for myself and follow my dreams.

I undertook a career in modeling, fascinated by the way it expresses beauty and confidence and by the opportunity to travel, between Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Paris… During my travels I learned to appreciate the richness of different cultures, but I also witnessed, once again, the underprivileged position in which most women are forced to live in, in most areas in the world.

Today I am honored to be part of the M Foundation. Being an Ambassador for such an inspiring cause is an opportunity to be more than a model, a role model. Hopefully, thanks to my modest but energetic contribution, I can become a model of confidence, generosity and compassion, and together we can make a difference in the life of vulnerable women and children, hoping for a chance at a better life!

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Photo Credits


Romain Staros Staropoli

“Born in Paris in the late 70’s, self-made storyteller and professed travel addict, fascinated by people, life stories and coincidences, all of which serve as fodder for my ideas.

In 2011, I’ve been travelling over more than 30 countries to photograph the Wise Book, published by Bloomsbury London and Qatar Foundation. An immersion into education and innovation throughout the world with an approach focused on intimate portraits and powerfull interactions.

An immersion into education and innovation throughout the world with an approach focused on intimate portraits and powerfull interactions.
Since then, I keep on working with all those NGO’s on many beautiful and useful photographic projects.
I’m very happy to be part of this M Foundation initiative, a wonderful challenge.
This is the purpose of all the images that I make, to carry a universal message of love, curiosity and empathy.”

The photographer Romain Staros Staropoli has kindly donated the pictures published in the website to the M Foundation, in support to our mission and work.