Our history

As a family foundation and a public-interest foundation at the same time, the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller has chosen to “take talents to the top” to contribute to France’s success and influence.

To this end, the Foundation seeks, selects, supports and promotes women and men who are rethinking our future in three fields that make a tangible difference to the common good: life sciences, the arts and an inclusive society.

With a philanthropic mindset, the foundation takes action through prizes, donations, personalized support, effective communication and co-created initiatives.

Since the foundation was founded in 1987, it has awarded prizes to 620 laureates and supported more than 1,000 projects led by talented individuals, teams, associations and organizations.

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