Awarded Grants

Our grantmaking is central to the way we work and how we achieve results that contribute to our mission. Occasionally, we make specific donations that are important but not directly related to our mission, for example in the COVID-19 context. You can search for both grants and donations below. Most grants run for several years and we have shown their total value. We decide on annual instalments based on regular reviews.


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Climate Action

Instituto Clima e Sociedade (iCS) is Brazil’s leading climate action platform that works to reduce CO2 emissions and move the country towards a low-carbon economy. The IKEA Foundation is funding iCS because we’re committed to taking bold climate action and protecting vital natural resources, such as the Amazon rainforest, for the many people.

Date granted Jul 2019
Value 2.66M EUR
2020 payment 1.10M EUR
Total amount paid 1.64M EUR
Geographic area Brazil Partner Instituto Clima e Sociedade
Refugee Livelihoods

The IKEA Foundation and International Rescue Committee (IRC) are working together to help refugees and young Kenyans living in Nairobi’s informal settlements to earn a better income through a flexible training and employment programme, tailored to each individual’s needs.

Date granted Dec 2016
Value 5.01M EUR
2020 payment 0.98M EUR
Total amount paid 4.34M EUR
Geographic area Nairobi Area Partner International Rescue Committee, Inc
Agricultural Livelihoods

The partnership between Root Capital and the IKEA Foundation will provide loans and financial training to enable farmers and agribusinesses in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda to build livelihoods that are resilient to climate change.

Date granted Nov 2018
Value 4.76M EUR
2020 payment 1.22M EUR
Total amount paid 2.89M EUR
Geographic area Kenya, Uganda + 1 more
  • Rwanda
Partner Root Capital, Inc.

Building World Changing Companies

Jan 2020 - May 2022
Employment & Entrepreneurship

Enviu and the IKEA Foundation support social enterprises that create jobs, reduce waste and build thriving local economies. In India, Enviu contributes to a circular textile sector by building social enterprises that turn textile waste into high value products, while in Kenya it helps build a zero food-loss value chain for fruit and vegetables. 

Date granted Dec 2019
Value 1.20M EUR
2020 payment 0.21M EUR
Total amount paid 0.99M EUR
Geographic area Kenya, India Partner Stichting Enviu Nederland