FHS American Friends of Fiscal Sponsorship Program
The central mission of French Heritage Society is to ensure that the treasures of our shared French architectural and cultural heritage survive to inspire future generations to build, dream, and create. The French Heritage Society Fiscal Sponsorship Program is designed to assist French non-profit organizations in their efforts to raise funds in the United States in support of their mission. Under this unique Program, FHS creates a new entity in the U.S. for each of the French non-profit organizations in the Program.
The city of Saint-Omer, west of Lille and south of Calais. is at the entrance of the Audomarois marshes and wetlands recently named a UNESCO world heritage site. Flemish influences made it a major trading town by the 1300's and by the 1600's as an important seat of scholarly study. The College of Saint-Omer was established in 1593 to educate English Catholics.
Abbaye de Lagrasse (Aude) – Fiscal Sponsorship
The Abbey Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse, one of the most prestigious religious monuments in the South of France, is between Montpellier and Toulouse. Founded in the 8th century, it enjoyed the protection of Emperor Charlemagne. It presents a veritable catalog of architecture, from the 10th to the 18th century, and bears the traces of eminent political and spiritual influence.