Our response to COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global health crisis, and we are responding in several ways. At the IKEA Foundation, we believe that everyone’s number one priority should be to look after their family and loved ones, and to stay home wherever possible to stop the virus from spreading. With this in mind, we are talking to our partners about the best ways to progress on the programmes we are funding and how we can help them during this crisis.
In this context, the IKEA Foundation is also committed to spending up to €10 million, primarily with existing partners. This funding will help our partners with COVID-19 specific programmes to support communities around the world in conjunction with the response plans of national governments. But we are doing this while remaining strongly committed to our current strategies and partners, as we know that a global crisis can dramatically divert resources away from other critical challenges, including the urgent need for climate action.