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New WRI Project to Bring Clean Electricity to 1 Million People in India and East Africa

May 29, 2018

WASHINGTON (May 23, 2018)— World Resources Institute (WRI) announced a $2.3 million grant from the IKEA Foundation to bring clean electricity to a combined 1 million people in India and East Africa. The funding will... Read more

IKEA Foundation announces partnership with SELCO Foundation to bring renewable energy to underserved communities

May 9, 2018

SELCO Foundation and the IKEA Foundation are announcing a new partnership that aims to provide reliable and affordable energy in India, where many impoverished families have little or no electricity for their homes, schools, livelihoods... Read more

How the IKEA Foundation Provides Power To The People Who Need It Most

April 22, 2018

This World Earth Day, the IKEA Foundation is announcing six new climate grants, totalling €40 million, to help 630,000 people in Asia and Africa get access to clean, renewable energy. The IKEA Foundation’s climate partners... Read more

Photo credit: MSF/ Sara Creta More than 500,000 people are currently displaced in Tanganyika province

Deteriorating crisis in Kalémie, Democratic Republic of Congo, draws the attention of IKEA Foundation which urges other funders to step forward

November 23, 2017

To enable Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams to continue to help the displaced people living in and around Kalémie in Tanganyika province… Read more


Azraq, the world’s first refugee camp powered by renewable energy

May 17, 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... Read more

What Design Can Do Teams Up with IKEA Foundation and Autodesk Foundation for Global Climate Action Challenge

April 22, 2017

On Earth Day, Amsterdam-based design platform What Design Can Do, along with the IKEA Foundation and the Autodesk Foundation, is announcing a new global design competition to help families cope with the effects of climate... Read more

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The IKEA Foundation calls on funders to step up and save lives in Yemen

February 23, 2017

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... Read more

IKEA Foundation and MSF: New effort to assist people displaced by conflict in the Borno region in Nigeria

December 1, 2016

Médecins Sans Frontières and the IKEA Foundation call on other funders to step up and save lives. Read more

IKEA and IKEA Foundation get the world playing to support children’s rights

November 18, 2016

IKEA and IKEA Foundation are teaming up with six leading children’s rights organisations and putting play at the heart of a new good cause campaign. Read more

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IKEA Foundation to help Save the Children and MSF save thousands of children’s lives during catastrophic disasters

October 17, 2016

The IKEA Foundation has signed agreements with two of the world’s foremost humanitarian aid organisations. Read more

World Humanitarian Day IKEA Foundation

How business and philanthropy can take a lead in responding to humanitarian and refugee crises

August 19, 2016

On World Humanitarian Day (19 August), the IKEA Foundation is calling on businesses and foundations to step up. Read more

What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge receives over 600 entries from 69 countries

June 14, 2016

Which idea will win the Refugee Challenge? Public and experts vote for shortlist. Read more

IKEA Foundation and Oxfam EUR 7.3m partnership to improve disaster response

May 20, 2016

Innovative new programme will boost local communities’ ability to respond to emergencies Read more

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How businesses and consumers are taking action to address climate change on Earth Day

April 22, 2016

Global partnership to seize the opportunities of the Paris climate agreement and bring clean energy and prosperity to all. Read more

IKEA Foundation announces new grant to on World Water Day

March 22, 2016

IKEA Foundation today, World Water Day, announced a new grant to to expand efforts to provide safe water and sanitation to one million people in India and Indonesia. Read more

Syria IKEA Foundation

IKEA Foundation gives grants worth €9.4 million to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Save the Children to help children and families caught up in Syria conflict

March 15, 2016

As the conflict in Syria enters its fifth year, the IKEA Foundation has donated €9.4 million to help children and their families, both within Syria and in neighbouring countries. Read more

What Design Can Do, UNHCR and IKEA Foundation launch global design challenge focusing on refugees

February 19, 2016

IKEA Foundation, UNHCR and What Design Can Do are today launching a design challenge that focuses on the integration of refugees in urban areas. Read more

Thank you IKEA Foundation

IKEA Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign raises 30.8 million euros for renewable energy sources for refugee families

January 18, 2016

IKEA’s global campaign has raised 30.8 million euros for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to provide light and renewable energy sources for refugee families. Read more

Over 12 million children have better educational opportunities through IKEA Foundation, Save the Children and UNICEF partnership

January 15, 2016

More than 12 million children in over 46 countries have better schools, teachers and learning materials, thanks to a 13-year partnership… Read more

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IKEA stores around the world to raise funds to brighten lives for refugees

November 23, 2015

The IKEA Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign returns to over 40 countries to raise millions of euros for refugees. Read more

Two years on from deadly Typhoon Haiyan, world-first centre for humanitarian leadership set to open in Melbourne

November 18, 2015

As the world marks two years since Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, the world’s first Centre for Humanitarian Leadership opens today in Melbourne. Read more

Kids design the latest soft toys collection for IKEA

October 29, 2015

It’s time for the 13th Soft Toys for Education campaign, a good cause partnership between the IKEA Foundation, UNICEF and Save the Children. Read more

IKEA Foundation commits EUR 16 million for programme to improve the lives of one million underprivileged women and girls in India

October 12, 2015

To celebrate the Day of the Girl Child, IKEA Foundation announced a new partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Xyntéo. Read more

World Childhood Foundation USA announces IKEA Foundation as the recipient of the Thank You 2015 Award

September 15, 2015

World Childhood Foundation USA publicly announced that IKEA Foundation is a winner of the Childhood ThankYou Award. Read more

IKEA Foundation donates €38 million to UNHCR for refugees in Africa

July 8, 2015

The UN refugee agency announced today that it has received a grant of €38 million from the IKEA Foundation to aid refugees in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. Read more

IKEA Group and IKEA Foundation commit a total of EUR 1 billion for climate action

June 4, 2015

In this critical year for climate action, IKEA Group and IKEA Foundation are making bold new commitments to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. Read more

Racing against time for children and families in Nepal: IKEA Foundation gives €3 million to UNICEF emergency relief efforts

April 29, 2015

In the aftermath of the violent earthquake that hit Nepal with devastating force on 25 April, IKEA Foundation has contributed €3 million to UNICEF. Read more

The IKEA Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign raises €10.8 million for UNHCR

April 10, 2015

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, thanks IKEA customers and co-workers for supporting ‘Brighter Lives for Refugees’. Read more

Better Shelter, IKEA Foundation and UNHCR ready to improve life for thousands of refugee families

March 24, 2015

A unique collaboration between the IKEA Foundation and the UNHCR has resulted in a new, innovative, safer and more durable shelter for refugee families around the world. Read more

Thousands of children to be gradually released from armed group in South Sudan

January 27, 2015

UNICEF and partners have secured the release of approximately 3,000 children from an armed group in South Sudan – one of the largest ever demobilizations of children. Read more

Refugees’ lives get brighter, thanks to IKEA Foundation and UNHCR

January 21, 2015

On 1 February 2015, the IKEA Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign returns to raise millions of euros for refugees living around the world. Read more

IKEA customers help raise €10.1 million for children in Africa, Asia, Europe over holiday season

January 15, 2015

Donations from the IKEA Foundation will enable UNICEF and Save the Children to improve education in 18 countries. Read more

IKEA Foundation contributes €24.9 million to UNICEF to help advance children’s rights

November 18, 2014

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, IKEA Foundation is boosting its commitment to children with six new grants to UNICEF. Read more

Helping the world’s most vulnerable children get the education they deserve.

October 27, 2014

Soft Toys for Education is a good cause partnership between the IKEA Foundation, UNICEF and Save the Children, first launched twelve years ago. Read more

IKEA Foundation to fund documentary, social movement inspired by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof

October 10, 2014

On International Day of the Girl Child, the IKEA Foundation announces that it has teamed up with the award-winning Half the Sky Movement for a second time. Read more

IKEA Foundation gives €5million to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to help fight Ebola

September 29, 2014

The IKEA Foundation has given €5 million—its largest single emergency donation ever—to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to fight the Ebola virus outbreak. Read more

The IKEA Foundation donates mattresses and blankets to Syrian refugees in Iraq

July 24, 2014

IKEA Foundation is making a $2.5 million in-kind donation of bedroom products to UNHCR for refugees in Iraq. Read more

Right To Play & IKEA Foundation partner to help 115,000+ refugee children build resilience through play

July 21, 2014

Two grants totaling €2.6 million will improve quality of education and access to youth programming in refugee camps. Read more

IKEA Foundation supports War Child project in South Sudan

July 8, 2014

With support from the IKEA Foundation, War Child is creating Safe Spaces where children and young people in South Sudan can play, learn to read, and write. Read more

Child rights programme now set to expand after reaching more than 600,000 children in India

June 12, 2014

Save the Children and IKEA Foundation announce plans to reach a further 790,000 children at-risk of child labour in India’s cotton communities. Read more

IKEA Foundation supports UNICEF with Euro 1 million emergency donation

May 13, 2014

The IKEA Foundation today announced a contribution of Euro 1 million to UNICEF in support of its efforts to scale up the emergency response in South Sudan. Read more

UNHCR and IKEA Foundation Crowd Sources Solution to Refugee Language Learning

May 12, 2014

The UNHCR and the IKEA Foundation will team up to pursue an idea for an innovative model that could help refugees overcome language barriers. Read more

The IKEA campaign “Brighter Lives for Refugees” raises €7.7 million for UNHCR in its first year

April 22, 2014

The annual ‘Brighter Lives for Refugees’ campaign ran in IKEA stores globally from the 3rd February to 29th March 2014. Read more

IKEA Foundation Increases Donations 21% to EUR 101million and Expands Global Impact

March 11, 2014

IKEA Foundation launches 12 new partnerships in 2013, reaching millions of children in 35 countries, including Brazil, Syria, Thailand and South Sudan. Read more

Care for Children Royal Patron Prince Michael of Kent to announce IKEA Foundation Partnership

February 17, 2014

Patron His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, is to formally announce Care for Children’s partnership with the IKEA Foundation. Read more

IKEA brings Sustainable Lighting to Families in UNHCR Refugee Camps

February 2, 2014

A new cause campaign, ‘Brighter Lives for Refugees’ will run in IKEA stores globally from 3 February to 29 March 2014. Read more

Thank you, IKEA customers and co-workers! 11 million children supported since 2003

January 30, 2014

IKEA’s Soft Toys for Education campaign raises €10.1 million to help improve children’s education across Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and Asia. Read more

IKEA Foundation awards Є4.7 million ($6.3 million) to

January 21, 2014 announced that the IKEA Foundation has awarded Є 4.7 million to improve the health and well-being of nearly 180,000 vulnerable people in Bangladesh. Read more

IKEA Foundation helps UNICEF bring the gift of play to children affected by emergencies around the world

July 25, 2013

The IKEA Foundation is donating a range of IKEA toys to UNICEF’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) kits to help some the world’s most vulnerable young children. Read more

Designing a better home for refugees, inspired by IKEA and financed by IKEA Foundation

June 23, 2013

The IKEA Foundation has been driving a unique collaboration with a team of Swedish designers and UNHCR to design a better refugee shelter. Read more

IKEA Foundation donations increase 26% to $110 Million reaching children in 28 countries.

March 18, 2013

In 2012, the IKEA Foundation gave $110 million in grants and donations to help children and families living in poverty in 28 developing countries. Read more

Well-being of more children in India will improve as IKEA Foundation contributes Є60 million to UNICEF

February 23, 2013

UNICEF today announced that the IKEA Foundation has contributed Є 60 million to its programmes in India to help tens of millions of vulnerable children and women. Read more

IKEA Foundation helps fight the roots causes of child labour in Pakistan

February 18, 2013

The IKEA Foundation’s partnership with Save the Children and UNICEF has helped 176,000 children in the pursuit of the prevention child labour. Read more

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