Under the Income Tax Act, the Foundation can only make donations to charities registered with the Canada Revenue Agency.
Please note that a nonprofit organization is not necessarily a charity.
The J. Armand Bombardier Foundation gives preference to innovative projects that contribute to the growth and development of individuals and communities. Activities eligible for support must be in the following sectors: education, community support, healthcare, as well as arts and culture.
Applications are evaluated in terms of the following criteria:
- Compatibility of the project with the Foundation’s mission and vision
- The scope and reach of the project within the community
- The financial health of the organization and institutions applying for support
For further information about the types of projects accepted in each of the sectors that the Foundation supports, please see the Areas of Intervention section.
Projects not eligible
The following requests are not generally considered:
- Acquisition of equipment for administrative use
- Activities expressly intended to benefit an individual
- Activities or events associated with Christmas
- Libraries, museums, art galleries, historical societies and cultural centres
- Fundraising campaigns to which the Foundation has already contributed
- Sports competitions (amateur or elite)
- Conferences, seminars, conventions and festivals
- Daycare centres and toy libraries
- Social or political pressure groups
- New religious movements
- Audio and video productions
- Projects submitted by a university faculty without prior approval or recommendation by the institution’s development office
- Publications and translations
Please note that the J. Armand Bombardier Scholarships Program has its own eligibility criteria.