No. "Mentor" does not derive from a Norman French verb the way, for example, grantor and grantee do. "Mentor" is the name of a character in the Odyssey of Homer. Odysseus arranges for his friend Mentor to take care of his son Telemachus when Odysseus goes off to fight in the Trojan War. The silly and ugly modern word "mentee" is an ignorant and unjustified back-formation.A mentor supports a mentee
In ancient Rome, he supported a "client", but that was not the relationship you have in mind.A patron supports a ... (patronee ???)
Protégé yessssss! ThanksIn general, the only words I can think of are beneficiary and protegé. There are other words that apply to specific types of patronage. What sort of patron did you have in mind?
Thanks. I am actually organizing a Patron Program where companies or wealthy individuals pay rent and living cost to young international entrepreneurs. In my specific case it's a payment to a person not a charity.
There probably is no word for it in English. "Patron" probably comes from Italian "patron", so perhaps Italian has a word for the receiver.
Note that hundreds of years ago it was common for a rich person (or royalty) to be patron to an individual person (an artist, a scientist). Nowadays it is not. Nowadays most "patrons" are patrons of the arts or of charities: the money is given to organizations (not individuals) that help artists, help the poor and needy, etc.
These organizations are called "charities" and "foundations" and "non-profit organizations".