The IKEA Foundation and our partners are helping young women in poor communities grow their ambitions and learn the skills they need to find a job. As we head towards International Women’s Day (8 March 2019), we’ll be sharing the ambitions and achievements of young women living in some of the world’s poorest communities. We... Read more
The IKEA Foundation is establishing a €33 million endowment in memory of our founder, Ingvar Kamprad, for Lund University to develop the next generation of industrial-design professionals. By reaching beyond the traditional scope of industrial... Read more
IKEA Foundation awards Practical Action a €6.4 million grant to help smallholder farmers in Kenya The IKEA Foundation is happy to award Practical Action a grant of €6.4 million. It will be used to help... Read more
We are this year’s IKEA IWitness team from Germany travelling through India in the state of Telangana. We think the stories of the Disha Project, supported by the IKEA Foundation, are great examples of empowering women. Go to blog
Earlier this month, our partner What Design Can Do announced the winners of the Clean Energy Challenge, a global design competition that called for solutions to energy challenges in five cities: Amsterdam, Mexico City, Nairobi, New Delhi and Sao Paolo.
The enthusiasm, creativity and freshness of the ideas presented electrified the audience and captured their imaginations. We thank everyone who entered the competition and we wish the winners the best of luck as they now develop their ideas further with support from What Design Can Do!
Play is fundamental to children’s wellbeing. That’s why our in-store campaign has children’s right to play at its heart. When children can play, they learn new skills, become more social and are better able to cope with stress. Play is so important that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child recognises it as... Read more
The IKEA Foundation is establishing a EUR 33 million (350 million SEK) endowment in the memory of its founder Ingvar Kamprad to secure the development of the next generation of industrial-design professionals at the Ingvar Kamprad Design Centre at Lund University. Read more