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


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.


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

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
Swedish companies can play a leading role in mitigating climate change
November 23, 2023
4 mins
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
Saliem Fakir, African Climate Foundation: "We need to champion our own causes".
September 08, 2023
5 mins
Caroline Clark-Maxwell, IFRS Foundation: “If everyone could understand each other, we could do the impossible.”
July 21, 2023
5 mins
"It's a matter of chance where one is born."
July 18, 2023
2 mins
“When we started naming heat waves, social change happened”
June 19, 2023
4 mins
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
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
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.

African Climate Foundation


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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