The Fondation Rémy Cointreau aims to support philanthropic efforts, in France and abroad, to promote and share the knowledge of excellence. With high regard for tradition while also aspiring to innovate, the Fondation Rémy Cointreau supports the artisans of today and tomorrow, who strive to invent and pioneer their practice and products while respecting their heritage. The arts and crafts in question are equally diverse and exceptional. They include leather, ceramics, metal, crystal, textile, architecture, furniture, and many other areas.
Promoting exceptional expertise , the Fondation Rémy Cointreau invests in the tools and equipment essential to the practice of these professions in order to produce work that truly reflects the remarkable skills these artisans have mastered. To secure their ancestral knowledge, transmission that perpetuates heart lies at the core of the commitment. The Fondation Rémy Cointreau supports the teaching and training of future craftsmen and -women, as well as any educational efforts aimed at passing on exceptional expertise. As such, the Fondation Rémy Cointreau assists with communication initiatives around the selected professions; it combines know-how with the process of "knowing how".
The selection of artisanal projects is based on eight carefully selected criteria: exceptional craftsmanship, mastery of rare expertise, quest for innovation, determination to pass on expertise, aesthetics, continued existence of the profession, heritage, and, lastly, passion and commitment.
The Fondation Rémy Cointreau partnered with Trousse à Projets in the "100% de f@milles connectées" (100% connected families) project to combat early school dropout.
The foundation’s support for this project, aimed at reducing the digital divide, focuses on technical and vocational schools training students in the occupations of the future – in tune with the training of young craftsmen and -women. The foundation thus contributes towards the acquisition by local public educational institutions and school cooperatives of basic equipment and IT services for the benefit of families in need, using the Trousse à Projets platform accredited by the French Ministry of National Education.