► FROM IDEAS TO ACTION

Our aim is to improve quality of life for cancer patients and disabled people. We focus the majority of our actions in France and Madagascar, even though we have also supported projects in Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.

Our funding is private and impartial. Projects submitted to Fondation Dominique & Tom Alberici – OCTALFA are led by non-profit or non-governmental organisations. Projects are pre-selected on the basis of an application and then assessed by our Board of Directors, which is made up of qualified individuals and representatives of OCTALFA. We give priority to projects that are in their early stages, for which our role is essential, and select projects based on the quality of applications and complementarity with other actions underway. We place particular importance in the ability to effectively monitor projects.

We only support projects that have a direct impact on their beneficiaries

Since 2015, we have been organising projects ourselves, based on our perception of needs, and in order to create links between the people involved. We initiate these projects, manage their interaction with beneficiary organisations and implement them. Support is provided mainly by our endowment fund Institut Dominique & Tom Alberici, which is financed by OCTALFA and our donors.

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

In order to fully accomplish its missions and conduct it’s activities, the Fondation Dominique et Tom Alberici has appointed a Board of Directors that contributes extensive experience and skills developed working with disabled people, healthcare providers and companies.

  • Gilles Alberici
    Founding Chairman of the Foundation

    Gilles Alberici is the Chairman of OCTALFA SAS

  • Julien Alberici
    Founding Trustee of the Foundation

    Julien Alberici is the Managing Director of OCTALFA SAS. He is also the CEO and co-founder of nanotechnology company Mathym SAS

  • Christian Juncker
    Founding Trustee of the Foundation

    Christian is Director of the Jura Departmental Council’s “Solidarité et Santé” (Solidarity and Health) cluster. He was previously the Managing Director of ARIMC.

  • Emmanuèle Gerdil
    Foundation Trustee

    Emmanuèle, former Head Pharmacist at Sanofi Pasteur MSD, a leading vaccine company in Europe, carries out charitable activities to support disabled people. She is also part of Biologie sans Frontiere network.

  • Thierry Abribat
    Foundation Trustee

    Thierry is the Founding Chairman & CEO of Alizé Pharma, a holding company for biotechnology companies specialised in metabolic diseases.

  • Henri Montes
    Foundation Trustee

    Until recently the Foundation’s Director of Strategy for the University of Lyon, Henri is also the former Regional Delegate for Research and Technology (D2RT Rhône-Alpes).

 KEY FIGURES

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 EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS ACCOMPLISHED

  • Jumelage Handicap Aide Madagascar (JHAM)

    October 2014- November 2015
    In partnership with private and corporate donors, Institut Dominique & Tom Alberici has developed a project to help six centres for disabled people in Madagascar, located in Antananarivo and Fianarantsoa, bysending material resources from France and producing specially designed toys.
    The second phase of the project, which includes training actions, was launched in December 2015.

  • ASP FONDATRICE DE PARIS – S’il n’yavaitqu’une image (If there were only one picture)

    FEBRUARY 2016

    Hélène Mauri, a nurse, photographer and volunteer at the ASP has developed a project to support patients in cancer wards. She offers to take a photograph of people that they can keep to help them through difficult moments.

  • TRIBU CANCER – Bulle Santé podcasts

    February 2016
    Tribu Cancer has created a collection of podcasts to provide cancer patients, their families and caregivers with information that helps address their daily concerns.

  • MAGIE A L’HOPITAL – Re-release of the first book in the collection

    April 2015
    Since 2003, the non-profit organisation Magie à l’Hôpital has organised magic shows for children in hospital. It also produces and publishes books that are given to children, such as Magie à l’Hôpital (Magic in Hospital) and Magélys.

  • RIFHOP – PALIPED: FAMILY BREAKS FOR CHILDREN RECEIVING PALLIATIVE CARE

    October 2014

    The non-profit organisation RIFHOP – PALIPED organises breaks to provide respite for families with a child receiving palliative care. These breaks, which are entirely free, offer an opportunity to share time together, enjoy new activities and create memories.

  • SUPPORT THROUGH FILMS

    November 2010 – July 2014
    LOCOMOTIVE supports children with cancer, as well as their families, following hospitalisation at Grenoble University Hospital’s paediatric oncology ward. This non-profit organisation produces films that recount real-life experiences, such as Accompagnerun enfant en fin de vie (Supporting a child nearing the end of life) and Empreintes (Traces).

  • THE ROBOT NAO OFFERS RELATIONAL SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

    July 2015
    The non-profit organisation CEREP PHYMENTIN has developed a digital project at the André-Boulloche Day Hospital in Paris: the robot Nao provides reassuring support to help children progressively learn relational skills.

  • RAISING AWARENESS OF BREAST CANCER SCREENING AMONG WOMEN IN DEPRIVED URBAN AREAS

    July 2013 and July 2014
    Since 2010, Spacejunk Art Centers has been running an artistic project that combines photography and painting, with the aim of raising awareness of breast cancer screening among women living in deprived urban areas in France. It is known as the Venus project.

  • NATURE ANIMEE (ANIMATED NATURE)

    August 2009, January 2012 and April 2014
    MARGUERITE et COMPAGNIES holds workshops for children in hospital to create cartoons on the topic of nature.

  • CANOPEE FORMATION: EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT

    APRIL 2014

    Canopée Formation holds workshops for young people at the IMPro (organisation providing professional training for young people with mental disabilities) in Mornant (Rhône),which offer an opportunity for them to tell their stories by writing a photographic book on the topic of difference.

  • HELPING DISABLED PEOPLE ACHIEVE AUTONOMY THROUGH PEER SUPPORT

    OCTOBER 2013

    Coordination Handicap Autonomie – Vie Autonome France helps disabled people achieve autonomy with a peer support system that establishes mutual support practices.

  • LA DANSE AU-DELA DU HANDICAP (DANCE BEYOND DISABILITY)

    FEBRUARY 2013

    Élan pour la Vie encourages people to look at disability in new ways by producing original contemporary creations for amateur and professional dancers, both with or without disabilities.

  • AESTHETIC TREATMENTS FOR CANCER PATIENTS AT HOME OR IN HOSPITAL

    FEBRUARY 2013

    Horizon Cancer provides administrative, financial, legal and emotional support for people affected by cancer and their families. Aesthetic treatments form part of the support provided.

  • ART DANS LA CITE – FENETRE SUR SHOW

    JUNE 2011 AND OCTOBER 2012

    Art dans la Cité develops projects aimed at bringing contemporary visual arts into hospitals, by working with emerging artists, in order to promote patient wellbeing

  • "FIAVOARANA SAHAMBAVY” PROGRAMME, MADAGASCAR

    JULY 2012

    The international NGO ITD Monde (previously known as Villesen Transition) has introduced an integrated development programme in the town of Sahambavy, near Fianarantsoa, which is based on a project that produces surgical spirit and essential oils.

  • THE NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION ANYMA

    FEBRUARY 2011

    ANYMA has built a social centre and home to provide accommodation for families of children hospitalised in Antananarivo, Madagascar (particularly in cancer wards), who live elsewhere on the country.

  • GAMES FOR DISABLED CHILDREN AND ADULTS

    OCTOBER 2009

    “Games are essential to building relationships and experiencing integration.” Quai des Ludes works with organisations supporting disabled people.

  • MEETING WILD DOLPHINS

    JANUARY 2009

    A one-week trip gave ten people working at the Etang Carret ESAT (an organisation that helps disabled people to have adapted work) in Dommartin (France) the chance to learn about and swim with wild dolphins in the Red Sea.

  • MOBILE DENTAL CLINIC FOR DISABLED PEOPLE

    NOVEMBER 2010

    Handident PACA provides access to dental care for disabled people with a mobile dental clinic that travels to various organisations in France’s Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.

  • All our projects

► SUPPORT OUR ACTIONS

The endowment fund Institut Dominique et Tom Alberici collects donations from individuals and companies to support our programme of actions that improve quality of life for cancer patients and disabled people. In doing so, our endowment fund helps perpetuate initiative  OCTALFA’s charity work, thanks to the financial support of those who feel an affinity with our actions.

Private donors* benefit from an income tax rebate of 66% of the amount of the donation (limited to 20% of taxable income). Companies* can deduct 60%of the amount of the donation from their corporate tax liability (limited to 5% of their annual turnover).

If you would like to make a donation, you will find a form at the bottom of this page. You may pay by bank transfer or cheque. Donors receive a copy of the form sentand a tax receipt will be sent to the postal address provided in the form.

If you have any questions about Institut Dominique et Tom Alberici or if you would like to meet us, please call us on +33(0)4 3749 8720 or send an email to initiative@octalfa.eu.

*only for private donors and companies eligible to payment of taxes in France

 NEWS

  • One project supported by our Foundation

    On April 21 2017, the Board of Directors of the Fondation Dominique et Tom Alberici decided to support Fondation France Repit, which is building a respit house in the suburbs of Lyon.

  • Three projects supported by our Foundation

    On 3rd of february 2017, the Board of Directors of the Fondation Dominique et Tom Alberici decided to support Association Française du Syndrome de Rett (respit stay at Center Parc), Audition Solidarité (recycling hearing aids) and SLA Aide et Soutien (buy three computers)

  • Merry Christmas and Happy New year 2017 !

    initiative OCTALFA wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017 !

  • December 2016 newsletter

    Read the newsletter of the endowment fund Institut Dominique et Tom Alberici

  • Two projects supported by our Endowment Fund

    On 17th of November 2016, the Foundation decided to support, throught its endowment fund Institut Dominique et Tom Alberici, SOHDEV and Traces de Vie.

  • One project supported by our Foundation

    On 17th of November 2016, the Board of Directors of the Fondation Dominique et Tom Alberici decided to support SOHDEV.

  • Three projects supported by our Foundation

    On 7th of July 2016, the Board of Directors of the Foundation decided to support Handi Rhône Services (guide « Living well at home »), Audition Solidarité (hearing aids for the children of AKA MA school), Arche de Lyon (shared housing).

  • JHAM : Jumelage Handicap Aide Madagascar

    Our project, JHAM, enters its second phase. Specific trainings will be offered to Malagasy centers in January 2017. They will be provided by young retirees of Lyon centers for disabled people. It is planned to send a second container with materials at fall 2016.