Since 1965, the Foundation has intervened in four sectors: arts and culture, education, health, and community support. Although very broad, the Foundation’s intervention in each of these sectors is defined by distinct interests and guidelines. 

Arts and culture 

The arts and culture offer innovative and original solutions to the different issues of our society. They are an open window to a world of possibilities. The Foundation hopes to give as many people as possible access to this world.

Preferred areas of intervention:

  • Projects facilitating access to the arts and culture
  • Initiatives maximizing the impact of the arts ans culture as a societal development tool

The Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier and the Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre represent the cornerstone of our interventions in this field.



No matter whether they become researchers, teachers or entrepreneurs, today’s students will lay the foundations of tomorrow’s society. We firmly believe that the development of any society primarily depends on the quality and accessibility of education.

Preferred areas of intervention:

  • Projects favouring the transfer of expertise and knowledge by bringing universities closer to the community
  • Establishment of university scholarship funds
  • Development of entrepreneurial qualities
  • Specialized schools for clienteles with special learning needs

The Foundation also manages two scholarship programs intended for specific clienteles:



Seeking to contribute to the welfare of our fellow citizens, the foundation supports the development of human-scaled medicine.

Preferred areas of intervention:

  • Initiatives for prevention, awareness and education on health issues
  • Support in adapting to change after a diagnosis or hospitalization
  • Improvement of patients' quality life

We pay special attention to three areas of care that affect thousands of Canadians:

  • cardiovascular diseases
  • cancer
  • mental health


Community support

The everyday involvement of community organizations puts them in direct contact with the most pressing social problems, and with emerging social initiatives. It pushes them to find solutions that preserve the human side of our society, so that they can tighten the sometimes distended mesh of the social fabric.

Preferred areas of intervention:

  • Person with disabilities, patients and caregivers
  • Front-line and food security
  • Popular education
  • Socio-occupational integration
  • School perseverance
  • Homelessness
  • Social Innovation
  • Community involvement
  • Emergency assitance during disasters

Finally, the Foundation offers grants for Women Entrepreneurs.