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 grants are helping refugee children and... Read more
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 women can be the most powerful agents for change in their children’s lives. By empowering... Read more
February 23, 2017
A merciless war is raging in Yemen, where families were already struggling to survive after years of poverty and instability. Since the conflict escalated in March 2015, over two million people have fled their homes, placing even more stress on the communities where they seek safety, denying children food and... Read more
January 30, 2017
The IKEA Foundation's temporary shelter designed for refugees has been named the 2016 Beazley Design of the Year, beating the artwork for David Bowie's final album and a robotic surgeon. Better Shelter was announced as the winner at an awards ceremony that took place at the Design Museum's new home in London last week. Read more
December 20, 2016
A few lucky IKEA co-workers from Japan had the unique chance to visit our Brighter Lives for Refugees programmes with UNHCR in Nepal. "I strongly feel that joining the trip was the greatest once-in-a-lifetime experience I’ve had, to witness what IKEA Foundation has done to create better lives for refugees together with UNHCR. I would like to thank all of the IKEA co-workers and customers who made this campaign successful. Here is what we have witnessed on behalf of you—children’s smiles towards brighter futures!" Akiko Kato 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
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.” Read more
In rural China, 61 million children are left in the care of ageing grandparents while their parents seek work in distant cities. Our partnership with OneSky will help nurture and educate thousands of young children left behind in one of central China’s poorest rural provinces.This is about OneSky’s incredible, life-changing work. Read more
  To enable Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Save the Children to continue to save lives and protect children and families in Yemen, the IKEA Foundation has stepped forward to give a €2 million grant to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and €500,000 to Save the Children.   Yemen is on... Read more