We’re working toward a world where children living in poverty have more opportunities to create a better future for themselves and their families. We do this by focusing on three main areas: Better lives for refugee children Fighting child labour Empowering women and girls

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Fighting child labour
Fighting child labour

IKEA has worked with Save the Children and UNICEF for over a decade to fight the root causes of child labour in India and Pakistan. Together we will reach 16 million children by 2017.

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Empowering women and girls
Empowering women and girls

Women are the most important catalysts for changing their children’s lives . By empowering women we can improve children’s health, education and future opportunities.

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Better lives for refugee children
Better lives for refugee children

Every year millions of children lose almost everything during natural disasters and conflicts. We support a number of partners to help provide shelter, care and education to refugee families.

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NEWS

March 11, 2014

Thanks to dedicated IKEA co-workers and loyal customers, the IKEA Foundation was able to give €101 million last year to 31 charities and international organisations working in 35 countries. Read more in our annual review. 

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Blog

The IWitness blog is written by small groups of IKEA co-workers, visiting Save the Children and UNICEF projects funded by the IKEA Foundation. It’s an opportunity to see first-hand what a difference IKEA’s yearly Soft Toys for Education campaign makes in the lives of children living in poverty.

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Creating better opportunities for 100 million children

We’re working toward a world where children living in poverty have more opportunities to create a better future for themselves and their families.

Thanks to dedicated IKEA co-workers and loyal customers, we were able to give €101 million in 2013 to fund programmes in some of the world’s poorest communities.

By 2015, more than 100 million children will benefit from the programmes we fund.

 

Partners

UNHCR
Save the children
UNICEF
UNDP
Half the Sky Movement
Astrid Lindgren's Hospital
Gapminder
Ingvar Kamprad Design Centre
Lila Poonawalla Foundation
Lund University Hospital
Refugees United
The Earth Institute
Refugee Housing
KickStart
CHAI