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Fundacion Tzedaka

Fundacion Tzedaka. Project Completed.

Project background

ESOMAR Foundation awarded its first 2014 Local Initiatives Programme grant to Argentinian charity Fundación Tzedaká. The organization supports Argentinians in poverty, with the help of paid staff and volunteers. The support programme UNI© ensures young people to acquire the tools they need to achieve their life goals and break the intergenerational poverty cycle.

The ESOMAR Foundation grant will support activities aiming to achieve a series of specific goals including enabling university and tertiary studies completion.


In 2015, Fundacion Tzedaka was able to increase the number of young people enrolled in the UNI program from 93 in 2014 to 104 today. The ESOMAR Foundation grant was used to financially support students enabling them to complete their degrees or continue their academic education. Eight Students, seven women and one man, were able to continue their academic education. These young people, supported through the UNI program, come from economically severe vulnerable situations living on average on USD 10 per day to cover all of their housing, food, clothing, healthcare, transportation and educational needs.

“Gala is 22 years old and still lives with her mother in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. Gala is the breadwinner of the family as her mother suffers from severe health problems. Gala is in her 5th year of her MBA program at University of Buenos Aires, which includes a pre-professional internship at HSBC Bank. She only has three more subjects to pass to get her degree in December 2015. The UNI Scholarship allows her to cover her transportation costs and tuition fees”

Grant to Clowns Sans Frontiers

Grant to Clowns Sans Frontiers

ESOMAR Foundation announced today it had awarded its fourth 2014 Local Initiatives Programme grant to French charity Clowns Sans Frontiers. The grant, worth a minimum of €5000 has been earmarked to support psycho social research into the clowns effect on children suffering from PTSD. The research will take place in Chad

ESOMAR Foundation’s President Gunilla Broadbent commented, “2014 has so far been a very interesting and exciting year for the foundation and we are very pleased to be able to give this grant to CSF, especially since the money will be used to do some research into a very “under researched” topic, trying to understand PTSD better

ESOMAR Foundation, founded in 2013, is the foundation of the market, social, and opinion research sector channelling the expertise and resources of the sector to achieve social good. Through its funding programmes, the ESOMAR Foundation supports researcher families facing emergency situations, access to education on market, social, and opinion research, charities, and the philanthropic sector.

Clowns Sans Frontier’s Project Co-ordinator Sebastien Bris commented “We thank the French market research community for nominating us for this grant. The money will go toward psychosocial research in Chad, which is a new project, aimed at helping central African refuges. ”


Clowns Without Borders organisations are unique and dedicated to performing arts in areas of crisis. Artists and project leaders work in partnerships with INGOs, Local NGOs, UN agencies, researchers to imagine new approaches and new methodolgies. Every project is specific and artists have to improve, create and innovate all the time to answer partner needs.

This aligns fully with the objectives of ESOMAR Foundation’s Local Initiatives Programme, which supports local charitable activities to continue to be the champions of social change in their countries. The programme is open to local charities operating in countries where sister society ESOMAR organises its major regional and global events throughout the year.

Both ESOMAR Foundation and Clowns Sans Frontiers are delighted to be able to provide additional capacity to the research project. Both organisations will be communicating the achievements of the project in the hopes of inspiring further support to the programmes of Clowns Sans Frontiers.