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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Nov 2020 - Oct 2022
Climate Action

The World Green Building Council’s aim is to reduce emissions from building materials and during the construction and renovation of buildings in Europe. In this way, they tackle whole life carbon emissions in Europe’s built environment and deliver on the Green Deal.

Date granted Dec 2020
Value 1.63M EUR
2020 payment 1.22M EUR
Total amount paid 1.22M EUR
Geographic area Europe, France + 9 more
  • Germany,
  • Netherlands,
  • Finland,
  • Ireland,
  • United Kingdom,
  • Italy,
  • Spain,
  • Poland,
  • Croatia
Partner World Green Building Council
Refugee Livelihoods

The IKEA Foundation is supporting GiveDirectly in Uganda to scale up their cash support programme to benefit refugee and host community households and carry out a rigorous, independent impact evaluation.

Date granted Dec 2018
Value 3.94M EUR
Total amount paid 3.97M EUR
Geographic area Uganda Partner GiveDirectly Inc
Employment & Entrepreneurship

The IKEA Foundation and Well Told Story are working together to support young entrepreneurs in Kenya to develop the skills and mindset they need to start their own business, through training and their successful media brand Shujaaz. 

Date granted Jun 2018
Value 2.64M EUR
2020 payment 1.48M EUR
Total amount paid 2.69M EUR
Geographic area Kenya Partner Well Told Story

Clean Air Fund

Jan 2019 - Dec 2022
Climate Action

The partnership between the Clean Air Fund and the IKEA Foundation improves the health of children and adults by tackling air pollution and accelerating climate action. Breathing clean air reduces the risk of people suffering from serious illnesses and premature death, which means that more children and families can enjoy healthy, active and productive lives.

Date granted Sep 2019
Value 18.09M EUR
2020 payment 4.63M EUR
Total amount paid 9.12M EUR
Geographic area India, United Kingdom + 5 more
  • World,
  • Poland,
  • Europe,
  • Bulgaria,
  • Brazil
Partner Clean Air Fund
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