Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people.

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Our mission

To improve the lives of vulnerable children by enabling their families to create sustainable livelihoods, and fight and cope with climate change.

The IKEA Foundation has granted €2 billion for people and the planet so far.

Our focus

People

We’re committed to helping families living in poverty and people who have been forced to flee their homes to build sustainable livelihoods. We see great opportunities in regenerative agriculture, green enterprise and the productive use of renewable energy.

Planet

We’re committed to bold climate action to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to helping vulnerable communities adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Latest news

Interview
Katarina Kahlmann: "Entrepreneurs in the Global South can help address environmental problems and also increase their income”
April 29, 2024
4 mins
Changemakers
Thami Schweichler, United Repair Center: "Change may be a phone call away."
April 05, 2024
5 mins
Interview
Dr. Catherine Mwema, BOMA: "We just need to give hardworking communities hope through our support."
March 26, 2024
3 mins
Blog
"More funding is needed for the just transition to sustainable buildings."
March 20, 2024
4 mins
Announcement
How we are working on global transformations for people and planet
March 18, 2024
5 mins
Blog
Call to action: "invite women to our table, hear their voices."
March 07, 2024
3 mins
Changemakers
Tom Trewinnard, Syli: "The climate story needs to be a human story"
March 01, 2024
5 mins
Blog
"Sustainable livelihood intervention in displacement setting."
February 21, 2024
3 mins
Changemakers
Emily Farnworth, Centre for Climate Engagement at Hughes Hall (University of Cambridge):"It's much more powerful when people can hear from their peers"
December 08, 2023
5 mins
Blog
Swedish companies can play a leading role in mitigating climate change
November 23, 2023
4 mins
Changemakers
Sebastián Kind, RELP (formerly Greenmap) and Climate Breakthrough Awardee: “We proved something innovative in Argentina that will benefit many other countries”
September 15, 2023
5 mins
Changemakers
Saliem Fakir, African Climate Foundation: "We need to champion our own causes".
September 08, 2023
5 mins
Changemakers
Caroline Clark-Maxwell, IFRS Foundation: “If everyone could understand each other, we could do the impossible.”
July 21, 2023
5 mins
Blog
"It's a matter of chance where one is born."
July 18, 2023
2 mins
Interview
“When we started naming heat waves, social change happened”
June 19, 2023
4 mins
Changemakers
Shloka Nath, India Climate Collaborative: "It’s not just about the planet, it’s about us."
June 16, 2023
5 mins
The IKEA Foundation pledges more than € 11 million in emergency humanitarian aid for Sudan
June 08, 2023
4 mins
Changemakers
Noah Horowitz, Clean Cooling Collaborative: "We need to be a lot smarter in how we build things and how we use them.”
May 19, 2023
7 mins
25,000 Health Facilities Across India are Transforming Public Health Systems to address Growing Critical Climate Issues
April 07, 2023
5 mins
News
How books can change children’s lives
October 05, 2018
3 mins

Our Grants

Find out about the partners we fund and the amount, duration and scope of our grants.

Our Learnings

Learning how to do things better is at the heart of our culture. We believe there are always ways to improve, so we can increase our impact for people and the planet.

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Partners

We build long-term, strategic partnerships with both large and small organisations. Together with our partners, we develop innovative solutions and work to change complex systems, so they benefit the many people and protect our planet.

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