Ingvar Kamprad, our founder, says: “We all share basic needs: a secure home, good health, a regular income, a desire to keep our children safe, to see them get a good education and succeed in life. That’s why the IKEA Foundation has decided to focus our funding on these key necessities.”
IKEA Foundation hasa team of co-workers who work closely with partners to develop, manage and communicate our programmes. Our co-workers are based in our offices in the Netherlands and India.
What we do
Our mission is to create substantial and lasting change by funding holistic, long-term programmes in some of the world’s poorest communities that address children’s fundamental needs: home, health, education and a sustainable family income, while helping communities fight and cope with climate change
We get the best results by working with partners who know the most about the areas we want to support. We support programmes managed by established and well-regarded organisations that are experts in their fields. We support programmes that address the full circle of fundamental needs that can help people break the cycle of poverty and ultimately take control of their own futures