History

WHO WAS DEMETER?

In Greek mythology, Demeter was the Goddess of Agriculture and Harvest and the mother of Persephone. 

When Hades, King of the Dead, kidnaps Persephone to be his wife, Demeter goes searching for her and forgets the Earth´s crops. 

When Zeus realizes that a famine is threatening mortals, he decides that Persephone spends the six arable months on Earth, together with her mother, and the remaining six months with her husband. Hence, the cycle of seasons was born in Greek mythology

Demeter teaches humans about sowing and harvesting.

DEMETER FOUNDATION

Demeter is also a foundation that was created in 1994 and has been under the auspices of Fondation de France since 1995. 

THE ROLE OF THE FOUNDATION

From its beginning, Demeter Foundation has supported programs and organizations that propose innovative solutions against vulnerability and exclusion via economic incentives. 

The goal of this support is to increase the professionalization and the financial sustainability of their humanitarian actions.