IKEA Foundation

The IKEA Foundation is funded by INGKA Foundation, owner of the Ingka Group of companies. The IKEA Foundation is independent from the retail business with a sole focus on creating brighter lives on a liveable planet through philanthropy and grantmaking.

The IKEA Foundation is a strategic philanthropy that focuses its grant making efforts on tackling poverty and climate change. We see these as the two biggest threats to the future of children living in some of the most vulnerable parts of the world.

Together with more than 140 partners, we work to improve family incomes and protect the planet. Recognising the inequalities that underpin poverty on the one hand and climate change on the other hand, we aim to transform systems and build evidence of what works. Founded by Ingvar Kamprad in 1982, the IKEA Foundation initially focused on design and architecture. In 2009, we expanded our mandate that resulted in our current mission to enable families to create a better future for themselves and their children, and fight and cope with climate change.


P.O. Box 11134
EC Leiden