May 17, 2017
The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, switched on today the newly constructed solar plant in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. The solar plant, which cost 8.75 million euros, has been entirely funded by the IKEA Foundation through the Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign that raised 30.8 million euro for UNHCR projects. Read more
global warming
April 22, 2017
On Earth Day, the IKEA Foundation is announcing its support for a new global design competition—the Climate Action Challenge. We’re teaming up with Amsterdam-based design platform What Design Can Do and the Autodesk Foundation to run the challenge, which calls on designers and creative thinkers to find inspirational and practical ways to fight climate change and help people cope with its effects. Read more
IKEA Foundation review funding
March 13, 2017
Millions of children worldwide are enjoying happier, healthier childhoods, thanks to €142 million in grants that the IKEA Foundation gave its partners in 2016. The Foundation’s 2016 annual review, published today, shares beautiful photos and inspiring stories from throughout the year, particularly highlighting how... Read more
Women IKEA Foundation
March 8, 2017
It’s International Women’s Day, and we’re celebrating the achievements of millions of women who are making a better life for themselves and their children, thanks to the programmes we fund. The IKEA Foundation believes that they can be the most powerful agents for change in their children’s lives. By empowering girls... Read more
May 1, 2017
Last week 7 lucky co-workers got to take part in an IWitness trip to Save the Children in Kosovo, to see how our Soft Toys for Education campaign has funded education without discrimination. Linn Eriksson writes in her blog about their experience: "We feel that there is so much dedication and such a will to make a difference, both for each individual child and for society..." Go to blog
Play is fundamental to children’s wellbeing. When children can play, they learn new skills, become more social and are better able to cope with stress. Sadly, many children around the world lack safe spaces to play. That’s why our new in-store campaign has children’s right to play and develop at its heart. Read more
In India, the children of migrant workers are more likely to drop out of school early and often suffer from poor health. Our partner Aajeevika Bureau works with vulnerable migrant women, children and adolescents in India, helping them develop marketable skills and get better access to healthcare. Watch this film to see how children in India are benefiting from our partnership. Read more
Azraq, 17 May 2017 – The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, switched on today the newly constructed solar plant in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. Funded by the IKEA Foundation’s Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign, the solar farm has brought renewable power to a population that lived for two and a half... Read more