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
January 9, 2017
Around Asia and Africa, thousands of children are playing their way to a better life, thanks to the IKEA Foundation’s partners, co-workers and customers who got involved in the first Let’s Play for Change campaign. During the campaign period, IKEA co-workers and customers engaged in the cause, and an amazing 12.6 million IKEA children’s products were sold. Read more
December 21, 2016
Safety, food, healthcare and education—children who have fled turmoil in South Sudan urgently need all of these things. Thanks to a €320,000 grant from the IKEA Foundation, Save the Children will provide them for thousands of vulnerable children. Fighting and a lack of basic services in South Sudan have forced... Read more
December 16, 2016
Children have lost their homes, loved ones and sense of security after a series of deadly earthquakes and aftershocks have devastated parts of Indonesia’s Aceh province. The IKEA Foundation has given Save the Children an emergency grant of €100,000 so they can help children recover from the trauma and continue... 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 December 2016 a small group of lucky IKEA co-workers from Japan got selected to go on an IWitness trip to Nepal. They got the unique chance to visit IKEA Foundation's long term partner UNHCR - the UN Refugee Agency, to see with their own eyes, how the grants from the Brighter Lives for Refugee campaign can make a huge difference for refugee and host community children. Read more
Why IKEA Foundation’s flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year (The Guardian, 27 January 2017) Read more