“If we want to speak to everyone, we need to look like everyone. TF1 wants to show the way in fighting discrimination and promoting equal opportunities. Words alone are not enough, so we translate our words into action through the TF1 Foundation. We are proud to say that for many years now, we have been actively working to break down social barriers and celebrate diversity – and we have made a real difference.”

Samira Djouadi, TF1 Foundation CEO

The TF1 Foundation

The TF1 Foundation is bubbling with ideas to tackle all forms of discrimination, promote mutual aid initiatives, and encourage equal opportunities. We are convinced that businesses thrive when their people come from a diverse range of backgrounds. That’s why for more than ten years, we have been creating job opportunities for young people from deprived neighbourhoods. We help them to build a network of contacts, support them through their studies and career decisions, and back their business start-up plans. In doing so, we help break down stereotypical attitudes towards deprived areas and open up dialogue. Led by our CEO Samira Djouadi, we are driven by a common aspiration: to let all talents shine !

Our actions

Job opportunities

It isn’t easy for youngsters from deprived neighbourhoods to break into the media industry. Even though they’re motivated and keen, they face two obstacles: they lack work experience, and face discrimination from some employers because of their backgrounds. So we give qualified youngsters from deprived areas a springboard to a career in the media sector.


Many young entrepreneurs from deprived neighbourhoods struggle to succeed with business start-ups. So with our partners, we have developed schemes to support them as they take control of their future.

Mentorship and tutoring

Career journeys start early – so what happens in school is crucial. The TF1 Foundation works with non-profits, the government and selected private-sector initiatives, and encourages TF1 employees to mentor school students from deprived neighbourhoods.

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Our partners


Centre de Formation et de Perfectionnement des Journalistes (CFPJ)

Every year, in partnership with the journalist training college Centre de Formation et de Perfectionnement des Journalistes, the TF1 Foundation offers a two-year apprenticeship to ten young recruits, who are trained by our News division. Since the TF1 Foundation was created, more than 120 youngsters have joined the TF1 group. And out of the first eight intakes, 93% found a job (52% with the TF1 group).

Tous en stage

Alongside other companies like Coca Cola, Air France, Microsoft and Adecco, the TF1 group is partnering Tous en Stage, a charity which aims to offer 14-15 year old students from schools in Priority Zones their first commercial experience, giving them a variety of skills and helping them find their vocation. The initiative has been a success: in five years 3,200 youngsters have followed the program, which has involved 148 schools and 130 businesses.

#stop illettrisme

Created in 2013, #stopillettrisme is France’s first and only charity combatting illiteracy in the workplace. It offers companies a training course for employees who can’t read or write.

Boxer Inside

Funded by the US embassy in France and the Boxer Inside charity founded by Sarah Ourahmoune, Start US up! follows young entrepreneurs, most of whom come from Priority Zones and deprived rural areas. The program gives them a unique seven-month support period while they develop their plans, and entitles them to take part in the 2024 Olympic Games.


“Révélateur de Talents” (Revealing Talents) is a competition that has been organised every year for the last five years by the charity Créo, which supports youngsters setting up businesses. Its purpose is to help young entrepreneurs create or develop their business through its “emergence” programs, which are open to all business hopefuls and “young creatives”, and are designed for businesses which have been trading for less than three years.

100 jours pour entreprendre

Set up by entrepreneurs in 2012, the 100 jours pour entreprendre (100 days to become an entrepreneur) movement aims to encourage youngsters to become entrepreneurs. Every year it organises a competition for young people hoping to set up a business. The winner is awarded the “boîte 100 jours”: a young entrepreneur kit. The initiative is supported by a number of entrepreneur networks, including Réseau Entreprendre Paris.


Twice a year Été et Noël Solidaire (Summer and Christmas Solidarity) organises fundraising through the TF1 Foundation. The fundraising has already mobilised 700 employees, and around 50 charities have benefited. Since 2017, the chosen charity has been Aurore, with employees donating clothing, games, books, school supplies, household linen, etc.