Tag: IKEA Foundation

A Better World Starts at Home campaign energises communities around the world

April 1, 2019

From now until 26 May, we are joining IKEA stores around the world to celebrate the everyday climate heroes who bring light and power to their communities. Worldwide, millions of impoverished families lack access to safe, reliable energy sources. Many are forced to rely on charcoal or firewood to light and heat their homes and […] Read more

How SunFunder and IKEA Foundation are energising families in rural communities

March 25, 2019

  The IKEA Foundation is happy to award a grant to SunFunder to help 6 million people across east and west Africa and India get to access renewable energy. SunFunder provides loans for solar energy companies that serve people and businesses in rural areas. By offering loans to emerging solar energy companies that struggle to […] Read more

Helping young farmers earn an income they can rely on

February 13, 2019

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 young people in Kisumu and Homa Bay in Kenya to earn a decent income through sustainable farming and agricultural businesses. […] Read more

How Root Capital and the IKEA Foundation are building the resilience of smallholder farmers in East Africa

January 16, 2019

Root Capital and the IKEA Foundation are announcing a new partnership, worth €4.8 million, to help 260,000 smallholder farmers in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda increase their income and adapt to climate change. The grant builds on the success of a previous partnership, through which Root Capital supported dozens of Kenyan agricultural businesses, helping them break […] Read more

Our new €300 million commitment to fight climate change

September 24, 2018

The IKEA Foundation has announced plans to spend another €300 million on climate-related programmes between 2020 and 2023 and calls on others to follow our lead. This funding is on top of the €400 million we pledged to spend on climate programmes between 2015 and 2020, and it builds on our commitment to make fighting […] Read more

Helping the Red Cross stop disasters from becoming catastrophes

August 19, 2018

Prevention is better than cure. We all know that, right? For example, it is better to quit smoking than to treat lung disease. We use seat belts, helmets and life jackets to prevent injury and death. The list goes on. We know that waiting to step in until after a problem has arisen can make […] Read more

How our programmes helped children in 2017

March 20, 2018

It’s time to celebrate all the wonderful things our partners achieved for children in 2017! Today—the International Day of Happiness—we are launching our bright and cheerful annual review, Brighter Futures, to celebrate some of our partners’ greatest stories from 2017. Brighter Futures focuses on new grants that we gave in 2017 and some big achievements […] Read more

In memory of our founder, Ingvar Kamprad

January 29, 2018

With great sadness, we heard today that our founder, Ingvar Kamprad, passed away last night. Ingvar achieved many incredible things in his life and had a tremendous passion for working hard to achieve—in his words—“a glorious future”. Our CEO, Per Heggenes, said: “One of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century, Ingvar inspired and challenged […] Read more

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